….28 degrees in the gloom. Man, I am looking forward to Spring!
PAX: FNG Kevin (aka Cold Call), Hammerhead, Quatro, Colt, Mad Bum, FroYo, Colt
The Thang: Mozey around the park, Good Mornings…..I mean Windmills, This time I really mean Good Mornings, Arm Circles
The pax gathered round for a rousing circuit workout.
Circuit 1 AMRAP for each exercise for 1 minute, 10 seconds
Reverse lunge, Side straddle hop, Plank…..Repeato 2 more times
Circuit 2 AMRAP for each exercise for 1 minute, 10 seconds
Wall sit, Carolina Dry Docks, American Hammer…..Repeato 2 more times
Circuit 3 AMRAP for each exercise for 1 minute, 10 seconds
Mountain climbers, Merkins, Heel touches…..Repeato 2 more times
Finished out with a minute (and 10 seconds) of LBCs.
Hammerhead lead the COT in a great prayer.
MOLESKINE: 0440 laying on my back, eyes wide open knowing it’s cold outside again. Uuuugggghhhh, there it is again, that feeling I gotta get up and post in the gloom. It’s not the post that has me, ok maybe a little cause it’s cold, but more of waking up with a sinking feeling of self-doubt? That gut ache your soul makes that fibs to you saying, “you are not going to make it, you’re wasting your time…you’re gonna fail.”
Well, YHC was there this morning. I have spent the better part of my life soaring on success after success and now….I am floundering and was in analysis/paralysis, convinced I am ready to make a bad move doing something I’ve never done. AND there is one thing I’ve figggered – even if this new opportunity fails, sometimes failure is a GOOD thing.
Jesus, my friend, who is much wiser than I, taught me how to overcome failure. I mean, hours before he is put to the cross (John 13-16) the guys he’s been leading are questioning their faith. He didn’t crumble and say, “what the hell, you guys have been following me around for a few years…and now this? I quit!” Nope, he remains their accountability partner, smacks them around a bit (via a kinda riddle) and then dusts himself off and moves forward. He didn’t fail, he taught. We don’t fail, we learn.
For our FNG, Cold Call, (and a reminder to us all) YHC has a few quotes why to keep posting: You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great // Every day you have two choices; fartsack with your dreams, or wake up, post in the gloom, and chase the dreams // A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence…keep on coming!
Prayers for all our Pax on tomorrow’s run to Morrow Mountain.