July 30, 2018

Block to Block Mile

THE SCENE: A not surprisingly muggy Memphis morning.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Given, with a wink and a smile.

Imperial Walkers x 20, Hillbillies x 20 Windmill x 20, Arm Circles x 20

Little Mosey up the Berm to the nicely stacked “little baby” cinder blocks*.  Each PAX selected a block that would be there best friend for the next 40 plus minutes.  Special care in selecting those that were ergonomically designed, had custom fit grips, and did not cost $645.99 via GoRuck.

Indian run with blocks carried in various positions keeping spacing to avoid unintentional crushing of forward PAX’s Achilles tendon via slippage.  Stops approx. every 1/4 mile for more fun with blocks.

  • 1st 1/4:  10 Burpees “Blockies”
  • 2nd 1/4:  10 Burpees, 20 Squats
  • 3rd 1/4:  10 Burpees, 20 Squats, 30 Overhead presses
  • 4th 1/4:  10 Burpees, 20 Squats, 30 Overhead presses, 40 Lunges
  • 50 block curls

*no block casualties sustained.

MARY:  w/ blocks
Flutter kicks x 20, American Hammer x 20, Plank w/ block on back (1 minute)

5 PAX, 0 FNGs   Snookie, Searcy, Yard Sale, Geppeto, Tomb Raider

Standing in the Gap.

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.”  Ezekiel 22:30

The city wall was protection, shelter, and sanctuary from the unknown outer world in ancient times.  Should the wall be breached, the city would be laid bare, vulnerable, and weak.  As God surveyed His peoples city, Jerusalem, as a physical structure and as a spiritual entity He spotted many holes.

He showed the prophet Ezekiel that there was not a single man who could intercede on the peoples behalf and that destruction was a necessary consequence for their mistakes.

A HIM stands in the gap.  For his wife, for his family, for his friends, for his community, for his town.  God looks for someone to intercede on our behalf, those of us who accept, acknowledge, and proclaim Jesus as our Lord and Savior have the ultimate and the ONLY intercessory that can take our punishment, the consequence for our mistakes.  This so we who were once imperfect can stand before a perfect God and be in a relationship with Him for eternity.

Now we are called to stand in the gap for others, through prayer first and foremost, and through the sacrifice of time, talent, and treasure.

When God looks at Memphis, Tennessee will he see you in the Gap?

Prayers for Geppeto’s friend for healing of cancer, Yard Sale’s student and mother for addiction, Searcy’s father in his recovery.

GrowRuck, Sept. Do It!