Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Workout 7/25

WEAK! That's what I found out about myself today when I tried to do my goal workout. I was supposed to do 20 (yes, 20!) sets of the CrossFit workout. As you can see, I only squeezed out a measly 7 sets. But, hey, isn't that what training is all about. I read an inspiring quote yesterday that applies to both this physical training and spiritual, faith training that is most important in my life.

Like a sportsman in training, faith must keep itself fit. It must be trim and in good shape. It must keep its hand in and never be out of practice. It will have its limits, but it will know them and do its best to extend them. What it fears above all is the test which shows that its training has gone to seed, its muscles have grown soft, its confidence has been misplaced... Not surprisingly, many of the biblical pictures of faith are strenuous, active and energetic. Faith is the athlete straining for the finishing line, the boxer kept in superb condition by his training, the soldier stripped to his essential equipment... Faith presses forward or is pushed back. Faith trains or grows slack. --Os Guinness

So, not only am I physically weak sometimes, I am extremely weak in my faith often. But this is encouraging because in both we can train ourselves to be that "soldier stripped to his essential equipment" and "press forward" to a strength that can move mountains.

Run: 4.08 miles (37.14, 9.07/mile pace)

CrossFit: 20 rounds of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Sit-ups
(Argh...I only completed 7!)

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