Weather was perfect, PAX were ready, YHC was feeling anxious and ready to show PAX how to feel the same …
Warmarama-Side straddle hops, in cadence (IC) x 15, Shoulder circles (IC, 10 each direction), Air squats (IC, 10), Don Quixotes (IC, 10) Good mornings (IC, 10),
Mosey to the running track where YHC told the PAX that the theme for the workout was about being anxious and that each PAX would experience some anxiety during the beatdown.
Partnered up, ready for first activity-
1 Person ran a lap around the track, partner did shoulder circles (anxiously awaiting their partner to return). When first person completed lap, exercises switched. 2 laps completed for each PAX
1 Person ran the bleachers while partner held plank. Switch upon return of first person. 2 cycles completed for each PAX
Pinnacle of anxiety-
1 Person ran a quarter lap, completed 5 burpees, ran back to partner. Partner held 6 inches. 2 cycles completed for each PAX
Mosey to the flags for circle of Trust.
YHC told the PAX about my experiences with anxiety. My first panic attack was on a very short flight for a business trip. I was so shaken, I had to cancel my entire trip and have been on an anti-anxiety medication ever since. I refused to let this best me and have been on a few dozen flights since that time. I shared this in an effort to remove some of the stigma, especially among us Y-chromosome holders that taking care of your mental health, substitute emotional if you wish, is something that we are too tough to need to worry with. I also shared this based on a recent church service on the topic that included these verses from 1 Peter 5: 6-7
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
Two things from this; first, we should work to place our issues, concerns, fears, challenges, at God’s feet. He loves us more than enough to take them and provide resolution for us. Second, none of those things are too small, too big, too ugly, too wrong, too far past hope for God. God can handle anything … period. If you are stressed, go to God. Worried, go to God. Feel anger to God, go to God. He can handle anything and everything and wants greatly to be connected with every one of us in all facets of our lives. I forget where this is from, maybe a song, but it says that there is not mutual room for fear and faith. Bring your fear to God and watch it transform to faith.
Ball of man and prayers for PAX involving medical reasons, career opportunities, and general wellbeing.