Four PAX gathered in the early AM at #BearCountry for our second round of the Deck of Death. The cat was let out of the bag early as the cards could not contain their enthusiasm and began leaping out of YHC’s pocket during SSHs.
Warmarama: Knowing time was going to be a factor, YHC kept the warmarama short and sweet with just 25 SSH IC.
The Thang: Quick mosey to the home field side of the track to start the Deck of Death. Each suit was associated with a different exercise: Diamonds = merkins; clubs = squats; spades = big boy situps; and hearts = everyone’s favorite…burpees. Reps were determined by the face value of the card drawn with face cards being ten and aces being fifteen. Four cards were drawn initially followed by a very fast mosey (at least initially) 1/4 of the way around the track for four more cards. Rinse and repeat until you get back to your original sweat puddle after the third time around. Shout out to Space Monkey for keeping me straight for the most part with how many cards were drawn at each station. I apparently cannot count to four in some circumstances. Regardless, the final station had only three cards remaining, though the deck was verified to have all 52 cards. The final station was also, on the astute recommendation of Dreamliner, shifted to the flags rather than finishing the lap in order to ensure we finished on time. Between the 2.75 laps around the track and the distance between the flags and the track twice over, all PAX completed their daily Quad P requirement.
COT: This week I have been thinking a lot about Proverbs 22:6 which says to “raise up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Doing some research into this verse brought a couple of things to my attention. First is the importance of establishing positive habits. I don’t think that is exclusively reserved for our children. We, even though we are adults, still need the influence of good habits in our lives, and that is part of the benefit of F3 and the removal of the Pogo40. The other thing that caught my attention while reading commentary of this verse was the emphasis on “the way he should go.” In other words, each of us has a different path to take in our lives. We each have different talents and gifts that serve the Lord in their own way. To put this in F3 terms, each of us has a unique Dolphin and Daffodil, and we have the highest impact when exerting effort towards our D2X. (For those of you who have no idea what that means, you should read “Freed to Lead.” I HIGHLY recommend it.) Similarly, and possibly more to the point of the verse, each of our children will have a unique set of gifts from God, and the way we raise one child may not be as appropriate for raising any subsequent children. We as parents need to pay attention to the individual needs of our children to raise them in the specific way they should go, so that they will have the positive habits and the ability to serve the Lord and further His kingdom with the most impact.