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Uprising – 7.20.21

21 PAX came out this beautiful morning ready to hit the track and support one another.
@Swipe @Procter @Fertile Myrtle @Peewee @Tijuana @Snooki @Hot Mic @Kwame @Sully @Three’s Company @Lone Star @Chowdah @Cross-Stitch @MaryAnne @Joey Freshwater @Soul Glo @2Buck @Dizzy Gillespie @Pancreas @ToeJam and YHC @Timeshare
Today was the last Uprising work out before we aim to beat our baseline 5K next Tuesday
Started with some stretches
  • Will Mays Hays to the left and right, each turning into runner stretches with arm raised to the sky
  • Good mornings
  • Crowd Pleasers
  • Hamstring Stretch
  • Mosey over to track
Two sets of cones separated the track in half.  PAX ran two warm up laps and then transitioned into eight sets of bursts around half the track and then eight sets of recovery.  This was followed by two laps of cool downs.  Everyone that finished early was encouraged to continue cooling down, running with others to finish or stretching out.
COT
Announcements
  • Next Uprising will be our 5K.  Attempt to beat your baseline.  There’s a prize for the individual that beats his by the highest %
  • @2Buck is doing a F3 Fantasy Football League.  Hit him up
  • #ao-primetime starts tomorrow at 7PM
  • @Hot Mic is Q on #ao-battalion tomorrow
Prayer Requests
  • @Sully job interview
  • @2Buck upcoming job interviews
  • @Pancreas friends in Arkansas and neighbors in need
  • @Dizzy Gillespie for patience and relationship with son
  • @Tijuana for working through Boy Scout fundraising
Moleskin
One year ago, on the evening of July 20th, @Lone Star reached out to me to see if I wanted to go running with “the guys”.  That following morning would be my first Uprising and the birth of Timeshare.  Today was a special day being my one year anniversary.  I also found it pretty cool that @2Buck reached out to me a couple weeks ago asking if I’d like to Q today.  Perfect timing.
I shared my journey with the team from my physical transformation, mental and leaderships capabilities.  I can do more, I’m more confident, I feel I’ve become a better well rounded man, friend, husband and father.  I didn’t share these things to brag on my self accomplishments.  I’ve certainly come up short and failed on more occasions than I can probably remember.  But each  day I get better.  I hope that my words inspired those who may be a little newer to the PAX, that this is a great thing we have.  I also hope it continues to inspire those who have been around longer and have continued to lift guys like me up every time we’re together.  I’m forever grateful for the text I got from Lone Star and the additional friendships I have today.  It’s been a great trip around the sun with you fellas.
Some inspirational words for the PAX week…About coming up short
MAN IN THE ARENA “”It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
About trying again and working hard
“1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
About being surrounded by good people
“Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
Thank you for allowing me to lead this morning gentlemen.  Can’t wait to see these times next week!

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