August 8, 2019

Diego + Last Minute Train

THE SCENE: Great to see my Berm brothers, who are doing 345, join me. Big Top, Iceman and MUDPANTS.


Disclaimed. DP x 15 IC, Arm Circles x 20 IC, Reverse x 20 IC, SSH x 30 IC

Diego 1-2-3
Partner up (7 PAX, so YHC chose to go solo and help partners that needed it)
100 – Block Curls
150 – ‘Merkins
200 – Overhead press w/ block
250 – LBCs
300 – Block Squats

Bear Block Crawl 10yd under the playground equipment, once on other side, carry CMU back to start point and Swap with P1.

Heard a train when we were almost done, but no sighting, so carry on.

Freddy Mercury x 30
American Hammer x 20
Heard train again and it made it’s way to being visible at 6:14am, sooooo
Burpees x 15 oyo buddy.

7 PAX, 0 FNG: Woody (AOQ), Flipper (welcome back to the Gloom), Webelo, Mudpants, Big Top, Iceman, Photoshop (QiC)

Do Hard Things

An interesting map is on display in the British Museum in London. It’s an old mariner’s chart, drawn in 1525, outlining the North American coastline and adjacent waters. The cartographer made intriguing notations on areas of the map that represented regions not yet explored. He wrote, “Here be giants,” “Here be fiery scorpions,” and “Here be dragons.” Fortunately, explorers ignored his warnings—and discovered whole new continents as a result!

The cartographer’s notes did not reflect truth—they reflected fear. In our own lives, it’s not actual giants, scorpions, and dragons that keep us from doing hard things. It’s the fear of them. Once we take that scary first step with God’s help—and keep going forward—we’ll experience the bigger, more fulfilling life God has in mind for us.

Fear is the fence that keeps us stuck in our comfort zones. To be fair, we usually feel fear for a reason: often something is outside that should make us afraid. The problem is when we just sit there.

We wait. And we wait.

Why? We’re waiting to stop feeling afraid before we attempt anything. We’re often afraid to try something new because of painful past experiences. We tried stepping out before, and it blew up in our faces. We poured everything we had into something we cared about, and our efforts fell short. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves again.

The truth, though, is that if we’re waiting until the fear and feelings of inadequacy go away, we’ll never venture outside our comfort zones. Until we take a step in spite of our fears, none of us will ever truly be able to do hard things. If we want to continue to grow and learn for the rest of our lives, we must beat these fears—not by making them go away, but by recognizing that there is something worse than discomfort, worse than the unknown, worse than failure. The worst thing is to never try at all.

God is ready to work through us, even with our limitations. Instead of worrying about future fears, we can, as Corrie ten Boom wrote, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

How could your life be different if you chose to do hard things by stepping outside your comfort zone?

Flipper – daughter sleeping good at 4 months old so he gets rest and gets to post at F3. Awww Yeah!
Webelo-started new side job at Bioness
Billy Blanks-baby adoption coming up soon

Mudpants shared that Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker and author who helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II by hiding them in her home. He suggested a book about her called Hiding Place.

Iron PAX Challenge – September, sign up:
F3 Memphis Anniversary convergence: August 17 at Mothership
RunForOne at Lair in Collierville, August 24. See Webelo or check Slack for details.