Black Ops Run – 10.20.21

Maury County Park8 pax made it out this brisk morning for an extended Warm-o-Rama and run: @2Buck@Yaris@Zima@OPIE@Buckeye@MapQuest , FNG (now Crash and Burn), and YHC @Green Acres

I do not Q from a position of excellence, but from a necessity and desire to grow. More on this below.

– 20 SSH in cadence
– 10 four count each BAC and reverse BAC in cadence
– Stretches
– 10 Good Morning OYO
– 15 Merkins OYO remain in high plank until everyone is done
– 10 two count shoulder taps OYO
– On your six
– 20 LBC OYO
– 10 two count X-men ab exercise (F3 name?) OYO
– 10 four count Hairy Rockettes OYO
– 20 squats OYO
– 20 calf raises OYO

Let’s run!
– At every turn or change of direction, stop and do 10 Merkins. Thank you @Yaris for leading the way!
– Q *intentionally* (clears throat) got lost to see if the HIM would pick up their six. Everyone passed the test 🙂
– Q reminds himself to run these trails in daylight to learn them so he doesn’t get lost again :man-facepalming::skin-tone-2:Pre Moleskin (freebie):
– One of my favorite verses is in 1 Timothy 1:15-16: “This is a trustworthy saying and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me, the worst of sinners, Jesus Christ might display his unlimited patience, as an example to those who were to believe in him for everlasting life.”- If Paul, one of the greatest examples of the Christian life, can consider himself “the worst of sinners,” then I have no problem humbling myself and admitting my mistakes on the run today. Many thanks to @OPIE and his massive pickup truck for finding my lost butt and bringing me back!

As we exercise, in order to grow and push ourselves, we eventually begin to add weight to the exercises. If someone handed us fake, plastic dumbbells, we would all instantly recognize their ineffectiveness. Likewise, when we spend time in prayer, in the word of God, in covenant  fellowship, and at church, if we’re not feeling the weight, and seriousness, and importance, and magnitude of God’s glory, we’re not really pushing ourselves to grow in our relationship with God. Our relationship with God is not a part time thing. Just like we won’t grow physically with a half-hearted once a week exercise, we cannot expect to grow if we treat God that same way.

As I have begun to push myself these past few months, and I began to see personal growth, I have hungered for more. I looked for more opportunities to exercise; I stepped up to Q and push myself even more. How much more should we be passionately pursuing our relationship with God with a weight of intention. Every relationship in our life stands to gain as we grow closer to God. Let’s pursue God, making sure we feel the weight of growth, the weight of his glory.2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Our afflictions don’t seem “light.” It is only by comparison to the weight of God’s glory that we can call our struggles, trials, and difficulties light. Much like a woman giving birth would not consider the pain light, but as soon as the child is born, she is overcome with a sense of “it was all worth it for this!

”Thank you F3 Spring Hill/Columbia for welcoming me, supporting me, and pushing me!!

@Green Acres out

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