26 Posted today at Flood Zone…a place that has created many fond memories and good times.  Lets make some new ones.

Pre-Nup led 3 for Extra Credit, and they did a bunch of running….per Pre-Nup.

YHC Circled the PAX up and did:

  • 20 Side Stradle Hops
  • 15 Good Mornings
  • 15 Sir Robert Morris Octavius Guadalupo Fazio Arm Circles….front and back
  • 15 Imperial Walkers

YHC started giving instructions on my plans for the PAX to run all the way up Edwards Mill Road to Parklake Avenue.  For those of you not familiar with this route, is is a continuous fairly steep grade all the way up. YHC in large part picked this so that our two resident whiners, long term Raleigh F3 PAX Au Pair and Wilson could experience their own little BRR.  I hadn’t even finished my instructions before Au Pair was chiming “if you can’t Q it don’t do it”.   His high pitched shrill reminded me of the Andy Griffith show that had Gomer going after Barney and yelling “Citizens Arrest, Citizens Arrest>>”     Figuring he was referring to me….I must say I got a little pissed off.   Yes, I know my reputation for running ranks right up there with the tortoise and sloth, but to hear such a blatant, unimbiguous challenge to my lack of long distance running horsepower really got up under my skin.  Age and mileage though have mellowed this redneck, and I quickly let it flow over me….at least I thought I did.

Getting back to my instructions I asked the PAX who made it to the top of the route first to circle back and pick up the straglers….knowing I would be one.  At this point catcalls from two other friends…Wilson and Cosco sent me back to being P…O’d again.  Well, Flood Zone is about more than just one man’s feelings….so OFF WE WENT!

We made it to the top (heart rates I believe were all high at this point…..this route at least to YHC is a booger…its constant grade is tough) and huddled up under the first parking deck…which is across from a loading dock that I figure is 4.5 to 5 feet tall.   The PAX split in half, with each group running up to the loading dock and getting over it however possible; then running back to the parking deck and performing 10 hand release merkins.   The PAX did this a total of 5 times…and it kept the heart rate at a good high level.  I need to give a shout out to who I think was Chum Bucket (if I got this  wrong please tell me who this was) for being able to leap to the top of the loading dock without the use of his arms.  This was mighty impressive!

We then moved to the field across the street and kept outr two groups.   One group then ran to the hill across the field, ran to the top, bear crawled to the bottom and then ran back.  Second Group did Freddie Mercuries while we waited our turn.   The hill was way steeper than I imagined, so the option was given to backward bear crawl down and I think 100% of the PAX took advantage of this audible. 2 circuits were completed, then group 1 ran their leg of the 3rd Circuit.   This is when my memory kicked in along with my redneck upbringing which stays hidden most of the time.    Did I mention the last time I Q’d Flood Zone that Au Pair did is “Citizen’s Arrest….Citizen’s Arrest” imitaion and shrilled out his “if you can’t Q it, don’t do it” to YHC when I cut off part of a run as I was out of gas.   Well, seeing how Au Pair along with Wilson and Cosco were in Group 1, I decided to let Group 2 enjoy not doing the hill again and we took off back down Edwards Mill.   I apologize to the PAX in Group 1 who weren’t part of the smart a$$ comments to YHC earlier in the workout; but I admit I giggled a good way down Edwards Mill reflecting on being my own smart a$$ to Au Pair, Wilson and Cosco.

Duff led the PAX in plank exercises until I got back, then we circled up and had two very young to F3 PAX, Tube Socks and another PAX (apoligies on my memory loss here) lead two Mary Exercises.  You guys did GREAT.   We then did a 6 inch leg hold around the circle.

Announcements were:

  • 9/11 Stair Climb at Carter Finley.  Be there on the Vaughn Towers side at 6:30….start time is 7am
  • Labor Day Convergence 7am at Pullen Park
  • Healing Transition 2:30pm every Friday….2pm run from Pullen for those inclined.

Prayer Requests with YHC leading a Prayer, then reading the below devotion.  I did this to ask GOD to open hearts in regard to this devotion.   ARE YOU ON THE AGENDA EACH MORNING IN satan’s BOARDROOM?   IF NOT….CHANGE THAT!!!


ps.   YHC thanks Chum Bucket for circling back at the final run to pick me up…..I appreciate you Brother!

Are You a Threat? TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman June 09, 2016 “One day the evil spirit answered them, ‘Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?'” – Acts 19:15

Are you a threat to the kingdom of darkness? If satan and his demons had a board meeting and your name came before the board, what would they say? Would they say that you are one of their most feared enemies and they needed to keep many demons harassing and opposing you? Or would they say, “Gentlemen, this person poses no threat to our activities. Leave him alone. He needs no help from us.” There are millions of church-going believers sitting in pews Sunday after Sunday who pose little threat to the kingdom of darkness.

If we truly believe that we war against rulers and principalities that cannot be seen, then we must realize that their mandate is to hinder any believer who is seeking to walk in the fullness of God. However, “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 Jn. 4:4b KJV).

If you are seeking to fully follow the Lord, you can expect harassment from the enemy. God permits temptation because it drives us deeper into the soil of God. These times reveal God’s power to keep us and walk us through the temptations. Our message becomes fruitful when it is born out of obedience and suffering for His name. Do not consider it strange if you find yourself fighting major battles the more obedient you become to the Master. God desires each of us to become a feared enemy of hell in order to affect satan’s domain. When you begin to feel harassed, chances are you are beginning to affect the kingdom of darkness, and satan doesn’t like this. So, how many demons do you think are assigned to you?