A disclaimer was given and we began.
15 Side Straddle Hops IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Windmills IC
We moseyed to credit union by the school. We stopped at the flag by the autobody shop where Walker led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and gave a quick tutorial on good running form.
We “Partnered up” – Since there were only three of us, Walker ran while Boomer and I performed an exercise then we flap jacked. Boomer and I ran while walker performed an exercise.
Word of the month is C.H.A.N.G.E.
C – CDD or Chili Jacks (Plank Jack but on your elbows)
H – Hydraulic Squats – Look it Up
A – American Hammers
N – Nolan Ryans – Look it Up
G – Gorilla Humpers
E – Empty Wheel Barrow – we each took a turn as the wheel barrow going as far as we could. The odd man out lunge walked beside the other two.
We moseyed back to the AO stopping at Rawlinson Rd. where I called for a 10 count Mongo style.
With about 20 minutes left, I asked Walker to lead us in a routine … Big mistake … not really. He had us do Sevens on the hill leading up to the credit union. At the bottom, we started with 6 six count burpees (good form) and 1 squat at the top. 5 – 2, 4 – 3 …
With the few remaining minutes Boomer led us in some Ab Lab.
We ended a few minutes before 0600, so I could share what is on my heart regarding change. I started by giving Walker and Boomer each a penny (spare change). I went on to mention that a few weeks ago I brought up my wife’s job situation in my Monday evening Bible study and said that we were a bit fearful of the future. One of the men in the study, a brother from The Fort Region (Anchorman) mentioned a youtube video that I should watch by renowned philosopher and theologian, Will Smith. Without giving too much away about the video, Anchorman did say that Will talks about how God is on the other side of fear and will meet us where we are. I gave the penny as a tangible reminder of God abiding with us. A top the face of the penny is inscribed “In God We Trust.”
I’ll leave you with this thought. I couple days ago I was scrounging through the spare change box picking out the pennies. My wife asked what I was going to do with them, so I explained to her my plans for the COT. She shared with me a Bible verse that had recently come up in her morning quiet time reading. It is a blessing that God instructed Moses and his men to share with the Israelites. Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” This blessing is given when parting ways and in worship service it is often times put to music and sung as a benediction. She went on to say that her quiet time study mentioned that if you substitute the word “me” for “you” and emphasize “me,” it becomes a personal blessing from God. God does bless us each day, no matter our circumstances. We just have to be willing to receive that blessing.
We closed out the COT with the nameorama, announcements and prayer requests & praises.
I closed us out with prayer.
Thank you, Honeypot for the opportunity to lead. As always, it is an honor and privilege.
Anchor Bar out