Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday - WOD 60 - Birthday WOD/WOD for God

First I wanted to say Happy Birthday to Ryan Flynn. He turned 18 on March 12. I can't even begin to say how proud I am of Ryan. Not only is he a great athlete... playing baseball and showing up to the 5:30am CrossFit class 3 times a week... He is also a wonderful son, brother, friend, and mentor.

His dedication to his family and friends is so strong and his parents should be very proud to have raised such a fantastic person. I don't even think they know how much he inspires other kids his age (and a few big kids)  to push themselves in CrossFit every day.

Happy Birthday Ryan.

Now it is time for our WOD for GOD moment:

One of the hardest things that we have to deal with as Christians and CrossFitters are the people in our lives who wish to knock us down and make us feel bad.

Too many of us know that there are so many roadblocks to getting and staying in shape. We have the media, our family, our friends, our enemies, work, school, and so much more all out there trying to prevent us from doing what God intended... To Glorify Him through all aspects of our lives.

And this doesn't just mean once or twice a week in Church, but our actions, our decisions and Yes, by glorifying God in our body.
"Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body." 1 Cor 6:19-20
Do you know anyone that tries to get you to eat bad, not workout, do immoral things? 
What about people that try to harm you by words or actions so that you just give up?
What about injuries, money issues, worrying, stress and other "Worldly" things that prevent you from doing what you know you need to do?

“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you… for they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:19-21
However, the best thing that we can do is to stay strong, have faith, and surround ourselves with people in our lives that we know will help us to meet our goals.

Whether they are just simple fitness goals, or you are truly trying to Glorify God by keeping your body healthy... you WILL be presented with roadblocks. And YES... many of those roadblocks and evils will be in the form of friends, family and others in your lives.

But we can't do the same thing to them. Paul suggests a better approach that I try to practice daily when evil is sometimes right at our doorstep.
"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." 1 Peter 3:9
So we need to move forward, cautiously and optimistically, knowing that our Goals will be met with Roadblocks, but as long as we have faith (and each other) we will win our prize.

Death By Push and pull
min 1-1 push up 1 pull up
min 2- 2 push ups 2 pull ups
and so on......
*if using a band or box you must add two every min.
**Rx just adds one every min.

WOD- Ryans 18th birthday
AMRAP-12 mins

1- deadlift 185/135
8- sumo pops
1- deadlift 185/135
8- single arm snatches 35/20
1- deadlift 185/135
8- wall balls 20/15

medball relay

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