August 27, 2018

Risky run through the OF

THE SCENE: 79 degrees, 80% humidity, no breeze to speak of but not as hot as some summer mornings

Side Straddle Hops x 30
WindMills x 20
Hill Billy Bayou (Hill Billies Crayfish style)  OYO
Imperial Walkers in a circle
Little Baby Arm Circles x 20
Merkins x 20

We tried to wait for the sun, but since it wouldn’t show we moseyed through the dark Old Forest (on a paved path there was really nothing to be scared about) for about a quarter mile
Hold Plank until all in
Merkins x 25 IC

Continued Mosey for about another quarter mile.  We hung a right to make a circle back to start.
Al Gore until all in
Rapid-Fire Squats x 25

Kept on Moseying for another quarter mile.
WWI Sit-ups x 30

You guessed it, we continued to run.  This time we made it back to start and
Held Plank until all in
Merkins x 20 IC

Since we were starting to see some sunlight we next went off-road to the limestone path.  After about a quarter mile we held
Al Gore until all in
Rapid-Fire Squats x 20

Seeing that the PAX was thirsty and that our eyes had adjusted to the dim light, the Q turned left onto a dirt path and cut through the woods towards a water fountain.  Many doubted that the Q knew where he was going but alas after pausing in plank part of the way through to wait for the six, we marched on and found the fountain of water and a much brighter limestone path to take us home.

Some sprinted, others ran, and still others jogged back to start.

Mountain Climbers until all in
Iron Cross for about 2 minutes

20:  Book it, Teacher’s Pet, Toms, Mighty Joe Young, MIB, Handsy, Shoestring, Pirtle, Carmen San Diego, Mirage, Trojan, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Meatball, ISS, Chaffeur, Crayfish, FNGs:  Park Bench, Bubbles, McDowells
We tend to set up routines and go with the crowd to maintain comfort and stability and to feel like we are in control.  The challenge is to break out of our comfort zone and do something risky today.  One idea is to suddenly lay down on the ground in a public place for about 10 seconds.  Someone may ask if we’re ok and we just respond that we are taking a rest.  This simple act of doing something out of the ordinary that is generally not acceptable by the crowd can prepare us for doing bigger things, taking more significant risks in the future.  God often calls us to be courageous, to do something beyond our experience and resources.  Are we ready?  Am I practicing bravery and living dangerously so that when God calls I will be prepared?