Thursday, November 26
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

BearCountry 70-ish

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Four PAX (including Walk On, glad to have you back) gathered to spread the relay love while getting some help from our friendly neighborhood tire’s bigger brother.  Here’s how it went.

Warmarama: 30 SSH (IC), 20 IW (IC), Mosey to the track

The Thang:  YHC was looking for the tire we used for the inauguration of tire flippin’ at #BearCountry a couple weeks back, but we discovered that all of the tires were chained up under the home stands with the exception of two (one really big, and one stupidly big).  We chose the really big one and rolled her out to the track.  The goal here was to tap into some of the teamwork from the Colonial 70 this weekend and share that with some of the home PAX who were unable to join us.  One PAX was to be a runner on the track while all remaining PAX were in “the van” with the tire.  In relay fashion, the runner would do 5 burpees before and after one lap around the track, at which point he would pass the torch.  The PAX in the van were also moving around the track, but flipping the tire the whole way.  In the spirit of possum kills (see Colonial 70 BB), the van was going for bear kills (flipping the tire past the bear statue, with each lap being one kill).  The plan was to do 12 running legs and go for 2 and a possible 3rd bear kill.  YHC thought the numbers might work out well with the time allotted, but that was using his memory of another tire.  This one forced a change of plan.  It required a true team effort of all three PAX in the van to flip the tire to advance it along the track, leading to frequent repetitions of intentional thinker and a fair bit of mumblechatter.  When the clock ran out each PAX had completed two running legs, and the van successfully completed one bear kill.  After returning the tire to where we found it, we moseyed back to the flags for some Mary (15 reps IC each of Flutter Kicks, American Hammers, and Freddie Mercuries)

COT: This morning’s passage was 2 Peter 1:3-11 which reads as follows (NIV):

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  4 Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.  5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.  8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.  10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election.  For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

This provides a road map for how we should conduct our daily walk.  It gives us milestones that we should be striving to reach so that we will receive our rich welcome into the Kingdom of God.  It is all built on faith, but faith is not enough.  Through faith we need to build our strength in each of the other areas listed with the ultimate goal of love.  In this passage it talks about mutual affection which in other translations is read “brotherly love” or the love that we share towards our friends and family.  The love that is easy because it is towards people who love us in return.  The ultimate goal is to love as Jesus loves, without regard for who they are or what they have done to wrong you.  Biblical love is how we achieve an effective and productive relationship with Jesus Christ, and in order to achieve that kind of love, we must also master our faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, and mutual affection.

Numbers and names, with a brief BOM to take us out.

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