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  • When: 11/21/2019
  • QIC: Gravy
  • The PAX: Sofa, McDreamy (R), Full Monty (R), Airbags (R), Papa Smurf (RR), Dolla Bill, Wasted, Gizzard, Happy Feet, Check Please, Floss- FNG, Deuce

The word of the day today was Persistence. Persistence is defined as a firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spit of difficulty or opposition. YHC issued a challenge- is your life defined by persistence or by folding when times get tough. 12 Pax, and one FNG joined YHC on this chilly November morning. Disclaimer was given and we were off.

FNG Floss rolled in at 5:33, luckily YHC had some warm up burpees planned already.

SSH x 15 IC
Michael Phelps x 10 IC
Arm Circles both ways x 10 IC
Reacher x 10 IC
Toy Soldier x 10 IC
10 Burpees OYO

The Thang

Pax split into two lines and we Indian Ran to the turf field.

Merkin Ladder
– Run to the 50, 1 Merkin.
– Run back to goal line, 2 Merkins.
– Rinse and Repeat up to 20 merkins.
– This was a crowd pleaser. 210 Merkins total.

– 1 squat, run to other sideline, 10 Big Boys
– Rinse and repeat to 10 squats, 1 Big boy.

Mosey to the baseball field lot.

Lunge/Squat Routine
– Lunge to each island.
– Complete 100 squats along the way however PAX chose to break it up.
– A good burn was felt on this.

YHC talked a lot about how it is easy to roll through life when circumstances are easy. But what about when life gets hard? Are we persistent, or do we fold and let life crush us? YHC went through a crazy job situation that finally resolved positively. There is no way I could have made it with out my F3 brothers. When life gets difficult, we need to lock shields with our brothers and fight the temptation to go solo. I can’t thank you enough for the encouragement and push you all give me every week.

James 1:12- Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised those who love him.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

FNG naming- welcome Floss!!
F2- McKenzies run Saturday with Papa Smurf. The Kraken is coming. Guana run (Gravy and MCD are HC) Saturday at 0730.
F3- Prayers for Papa Smurfs friend battling cancer, and traveling mercies.

Love you men.

Gravy out!!

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