Ethanol began today with YHC purposely going light with the legs as tommorow they will get burned up big time.   At least that was my excuse…..I HATE running so was a good way to defend my lack of it as Q today.  9 total PAX arrived and here we go:

  • Disclosure
  • Indian Guide Run around the track
  • Warm Up in Soccer Field
    • Imperial Walkers x 20
    • Windmills x 15
    • Fazio Arm Circles X 25…Reverse (I was hopeful Au Pair was here for these but he wasn’t)
    • Side Straddle Hops x 40
    • Good Mornings x 20
    • Anti-Dredd Burpees x 10  What are ANTI-Dredd Burpees you ask?  Dredd is at top of F3 in every way “mostly”.  We all have our Achillees Heel, and whether by choice or desire Dredd’s (at least the only one I am aware of) is his form in performing Burpees.  In using one word to describe Dredd’s Burpee form, that one word is “HORRIBLY AWFUL PITIFUL GHASTLY HIDEOUS REPULSIVE REPUGNANT”….my Thesaurus had many more words but you get the point.   An ANTI-Dredd Burpee forces the PAX to have proper form, that being going all the way to the ground in the Merkin Phase of the Burpee.   How this is encouraged/forced is the PAX must lift both hands off the ground at the bottom of the Merkin phase of the ANTI-Dredd Burpee.   YHC in no way means to disrespect the man most associate with being the face of F3, but part of leadership is accountablity and in his current Burpee form Dredd in YHC’s modest opinion has room for some improvement….as do many of us.
  • Mickie D’s (Thank you Steroid for introducing these).  Shoulders were indeed “hot” by the end of these.
  • Partner Carry to end of field, FLAPJACK and return
  • Jog to Pick-Nick Tables
    • Dips x 15 (4 count)
    • Box Jumps x 20
    • Derkins x 15 (4 Count)
    • Left—Right Step-Ups x 20
    • Irkins x 15 (4 Count)….all below have 4 Counts also
    • Box Jumps x 15
    • Dips x 10
    • Left-Right Step Ups x 15
    • Derkins x 10
    • Box Jumps x 10
    • Irkins x 10
    • Left-Right Step Ups x 10
    • Dips x 5
    • Box Jumps x 5
    • Derkins x 5
    • Left-Right Step Ups x 5
    • Irkins x 5
  • Jog to Tennis Courts
  • Suicides
  • Plank, Goldwaters (am tired of using foreign names as Putin here), Jimmy Carters (vs. Sarkosys)
  • Mary
    • BLTs (known as LBCs also) x 20
    • WWII Sit-ups x 20
    • Merican Hammers x 50 (thank you Cherie Berry and Duff for helping out in these counts)
  • COT
    • Announcements:  9/11Run tommorow.   Still time to sign up for Mudrun…some paid spots may be available.
    • Prayer Requests:  Spartacus asked for guidance and discernment in career.  Worm’s Father In Law got busted up bad in a head on collision.  Cornholio…Peace as he heals up from both knees being injured.
    • YHC shared Os Hillman devotion below on how God prepares a leader.
  • OverDraft took us out with a solid Prayer.

OS HILLMAN TGIF (Today God I Follow) Devotion:

“If My people would but listen to Me…. Psalm 81:13

God has a specific training ground for leaders. There are three patterns of preparation that have been common among most of God’s leaders. First, there is a time when the leader is separated from his old life. Consider Moses, Joseph, Abraham, and Paul. In order for God to mold and shape them into His nature, it appears that He had to remove them from the life of comfort. A teacher once said, “You cannot go with God and remain where you are.”

Next, there is usually a time of solitude. God often brings leaders into a time of solitude in order to speak to them without other distractions. Hosea 2:14b says, “I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.” Paul was sent to Arabia for two years for a time of solitude. Joseph spent years in the solitude of prison. Moses spent 40 years in the desert herding sheep.

The third characteristic of God’s preparation for leaders is discomfort. The setting in which the preparation takes place usually is not a place of comfort. Abraham traveled through the difficult deserts. David lived in caves fleeing Saul. Paul was frequently persecuted.

Are you ready for the classroom of leadership preparation? If God chooses to bring you into this class, you may have one of three reactions to the events. First, you may say, “I don’t need it.” Perhaps you know intellectually that you do need this, but God wants you to know it in your heart. Pride prevents us from entering this classroom. The second reaction may be, “I’m tired of it.” You decide you’ve had enough. If so, this will disqualify you from leadership. Finally, God’s desired response from us in this preparation is, “I accept it.” To accept it with joy is the place of maturity in Christ. God often keeps us in these places until we come to accept and agree that Jesus is enough. Is He all you need?

Like the people of Israel, I think we have something to do with the timetable of our education. “If My people would but listen to Me, if Israel would follow My ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their foes!” (Ps. 81:13-14)

Are you ready for the process required for being a godly leader? Ask for His grace to willingly embrace these times of preparation.