Proving Grounds – 9.16.21

Double-digit HIMs proved themselves victorious over the Gloom this morning at Proving Grounds:@Underoos @Commodore @Soul Glo @Hot Mic (Tribute) @Rudolph @OPIE @Buckeye @Clipart @Singlet QiC: Pancreas
Warmarama: general Pancreas-style warmup moves
The Thang
Mosey from parking lot to the trackAfter we crossed the creek (dry), QiC surprised the PAX by telling them to get back into the creek for one SUPERMAN and one BANANA to get the morning refreshment startedPAX moseyed to log pile, picked up a few logs, moseyed further to the parallel bars – our home basePAX partnered up to tackle the following circuit:
  •  AMRAP dips on parallel bars
  •  AMRAP merkins atop parallel bars
  •  AMRAP inverted rows underneath parallel bars
  •  Choose your own adventure with logs (curls, shoulder press, squats, etc)
  •  2 options for running:
  • Run to nearby pull-up bars
  • Run to far pull-up bars (1 mile round trip)
  • Once at bars:
  • AMRAP hanging knee ups (core)
  • AMRAP pull-ups
One time through the circuit for everyone put us close to time. We moseyed back to cars for a few minutes of:
  • Inchworms
  • WWI’s (Hot Mic)
  • Shoulder Taps (Soul Glo)
  • Flutter Kicks (OPIE, via Hot Mic)
 TIME!
Announcements – lots of upcoming events! Keep your eye on Slack.
  • Convergence
  • Bourbon Chase
  • Gauntlet
  • Tennessee Tussle
  • 24-Hour Marathon (aka Stromboli Spectacular)
  • Grey Ghost 5k
Prayer Requests
@Rudolph – cousin moving here in 1 month
@Hot Mic (Tribute) – dad’s health issues (Cornelius) and mom/family coping
@Hot Mic (Tribute) – niece Jacquelyn’s husband died. Dealing with trauma and aftermath
@Blackout – mom’s passing, comfort for family
@Yaris – marriage, living arrangements, kids
@Zebra – health
@Operation – migraines and sleep
Moleskin
With so much going on with the PAX, I was compelled to mainly just read the following Scripture:2 Corinthians 1:2-11Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
Some brief takeaways:
  • We may encounter suffering, and even circumstances/emotions that cause despair as deep as death
  • These are not without purpose, but allow us to receive God’s comfort in ALL things, and also so we can rely on God – not ourselves
  • We can then take the comfort we have received and pass it along to others – thus serving those around us and being ambassadors for Christ
  • We can trust God, make Him our hope, and depend on Him for deliverance
  • Prayers are CRITICAL. Don’t stop praying – for yourselves, for your brothers, for others
It was a privilege to lead you men this morning and to work alongside you in the Gloom. I learned a few things myself and will surely incorporate them at my NEXT Proving Grounds Q. SYITG, Pancreas

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