TRAPP – 12.16.21

20 HIMs entered the Gloom at the TRAPP this morning for a brand new routine that included 8's, grass, and donuts. Ok no donuts. But I also never promised them!
@Peewee (TRAPP) @Christmas Underoos @al roker (it's spelled “Roker”, buddy . Also I'm pretty sure we gave the full name of “Al Roker”, but I could be wrong)@2nd F Kwame @Procter @Billy Madison @OPIE @Wiggums @layaway @2Buck @Fuller @Tijuana @Green Acres @Oscar Mayer @Blackout @Winger  @Joey Freshwater @Numbers @Thin Mint
 QiC: @Pancreas
 Opening disclaimers and typical Pancreas Prancercise Warmarama
*The alternating forward lunges did not disappoint @2Buck and @2nd F Kwame
The Thang
Partnered up and the PAX headed across the field and up the gravel road, turning left to ascend up the steep south face of Sunrise Hill.
Once at the top, QiC led the PAX down the north face of Sunrise Hill, with a sharp left turn at the bottom, taking a previously neglected and brand-new route to circle back and return to the top of Sunrise Hill.
When the PAX had returned to the top of Sunrise, QiC explained the new routine for the morning, an AMRAP of partners running a route resembling a figure 8, going down one face of Sunrise, separately running around different sides of the base, and back up the other face. If one partner returned to the flag first, perform exercise of choice until other partner had completed their loop. Once each partner had completed the loop on each side, partners reversed directions and kept repeating the pattern until time.
Some hills were climbed and some thorns were jabbed into bodies, but no ankles were turned and no lives lost. PAX met at the top of Sunrise Hill for COT and we all descended to the parking lot afterward.
@F3-Mary Ann's toy drive for StepStone Youth is still going! See the #community-outreach channel or talk with @F3-Mary Ann
New F3SH AO is starting 12/31. Fridays, running, @MapQuest as AOQ!
Black Ops run tomorrow – check the #black_ops channel
Muletown's Tuesday AO is going from Black Ops to official! @Yaris is AOQ. Congrats @Yaris !
Muletown is also starting off January with “MuleKick 30”. Workouts Monday-Saturday for the month of January to get the year started strong and attract Sad Clowns in Columbia
Prayer Requests
@Chowdah – Community Outreach's M for healing and strength for @Chowdah – Community Outreach
@Hot Mic (Tribute)'s daughter for healing
@layaway's coworker “Coach” is in a coma – healing
QiC pulled some tall grass from the side of the trail and handed each man a piece of grass to hold while listening to the Moleskin.
I was listening to the Bible App in the car the other day, as I often do. (I highly recommend listening to God's Word during times when you can't read. It helps fill your mind with God's truth. Plus it helps reinforce your learning when you HEAR the Word and then READ the Word.)
In listening to Psalm 106, the narrator emphasized a verse that really made it stand out to me. I'll emphasize here in the text:
“They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass. (The way he said it stood out like, “how foolish”. If you have the Bible app, give it a listen). They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt, miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. So he said he would destroy them – had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.” Psalm 106:20-23
This passage reminded me of one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible – Deuteronomy 8, entitled “Do Not Forget the Lord.” I gave the PAX homework to read Deuteronomy 8. If you were there or not, read it! It's a powerful chapter with the example of how the Israelites forgot God, despite all of His past and current faithfulness.
Yet, in ways we can all be similar in forgetting God's faithfulness. I encouraged the PAX to examine their hearts and lives to identify any subtle ways in which they may be “eating (holding) grass” – that is, exchanging their glorious God for something worldly – and surrendering it. I encouraged the PAX to let go of the grass and remember God's faithfulness – and in doing so, allow that to impact the way we live faithfully to God.
It was a wonderful morning at the TRAPP with all of you HIMs! We all pushed ourselves and got stronger in the 3 F's. Grateful and humbled to lead you.
 SYITG, Pancreas

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