It was a beautiful 50-degree morning but it was, unfortunately, a nasty and wet morning. Still, we decided to go for it and do some work in the field.
BAC – forward
BAC – backward
The Thang: Morning at Riveter Station
This morning we ran the interior lap of our AO which is approximately 1/4 mile each lap. The goal was to complete 4 laps. Each lap has four stations.
Station 1: 25 pushups
run/bear crawl to station 2
Station 2: plank shoulder taps
run to station 3
Station 3: 25 squats
run/lunges to station 4
Station 4: 25 burpees
COT/Thoughts & Prayers for the day
Prayers for the children and families impacted by the school shooting in Florida.
Prayers for all our educators, children, and families.
This morning I shared with the PAX a very personal story about mental health, guns, and the impact of these in my personal life. While it is easy to get caught up in the politics surrounding tragedy like what happened in Florida last week we must challenge ourselves to keep our eyes on the goal – to keep our families and our communities safe. It is important for us to stop thinking of solutions to complex problems as either/or…we must start approaching them in an And/Also way. We can believe in the 2nd amendment AND also gun legislation. We can believe in the need for more mental health care access AND want to stop bullying. For me, I think we need to spend less time focusing on what people are not doing right and criticizing our sisters for their beliefs and instead focus on how useful it is to have more boots on the ground in improving our communities. You want to focus on mental health access. Great. We need it. You want to focus on access to firearms. Awesome. Go for it. You want to focus on changing a culture that supports violence. Perfect. We need all of this AND ALSO more. We cannot afford to sit this one out. Complacency has a cost and it is horrifically high. Finally, I shared a quote that is very meaningful to me. Pope Francis said “We pray to end hunger. Then we go feed the hungry. That is how prayer works.”