Sparrow’s Send Off OR Running in 26.2 Circles

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October 26, 2017

Sparrow’s Send Off OR Running in 26.2 Circles

  • When: 10/25/2017
  • Q: Church Lady & Ref
  • Pax: Church Lady, Juicy, Buck, Cannon, Guardian, Powder Puff, Surf, Blinker, Paper Jam, Ref, Fore, Jigsaw, Sparrow, Streaker, Roll Tide, Bobber, Triple Play, Gourmet, Survivor, Dribble, Bridezilla

21 FiA Friends gathered on a crisp, albeit humid, morning to workout like runners do and send our own Sparrow off to the NY Marathon!


  • High Knees to Heel Kicks – Alternate between the two for 45 seconds.
  • Squats with Hip Rotation – Alternate sides for 45 seconds
  • Pendulum Lunges with Balance & Side Bends – 10 on each side
  • Plank Variations with Knee Drives
    • High plank with feet hip distance apart
    • Drive knee to opposite elbow, return to plank
    • Drive knee to chest, return to plank
    • Drive knee to same elbow, return to plank
    • Switch legs – continue alternating for 45 seconds


26 Exercises – Each Followed by a Lap Around the Parking Lot

  1. Jumping Jacks
  2. Plank Taps
  3. Push Ups
  4. Squats
  5. Around the World Lunges
  6. Mountain Climbers
  7. Tricep Dips
  8. Monkey Humpers
  9. Hip to Hip
  10. Plank Knee Taps
  11. In/Out Knee Plank
  12. Windmills
  13. Calf Raises
  14. Jump Squats
  15. Sumo Squats
  16. Right Leg Extensions
  17. Left Leg Extensions
  18. Crunches
  19. Half Burpees
  20. Plank Jacks
  21. Front Kicks with Squats
  22. Fast Feet
  23. Flutter Kicks
  24. Heel Touches
  25. Release Push Ups
  26. Russian Twists


  • RBHS Orchestra Concert Thursday
  • Sparrow will share information on how to follow her progress in NY Marathon.  It will be televised on ESPN2.
  • Christmas Party, December 15 at Saluda River Club – possibly BYOB
  • Can still sign up for the Lexington Half Marathon and John Flanagan Memorial 10K or volunteer.  Link to sign up is


Our walk of faith is a lot like preparing for a marathon.  We have to TRAIN, PRESS ON, BE ENCOURAGED, and FINISH STRONG.  In TRAINING, we connect with the Coach – God Himself, make a daily commitment to be in His Word, and learn from Him, remembering each step of the way that life is NOT a sprint, but a marathon.  We start small and work our way up, recognizing that big changes don’t happen overnight.  Our job is to lace up the right pair of shoes – feet fitted the readiness that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ (Eph. 6:15) – and be ready for whatever the road ahead brings.

We PRESS ON, recognizing our progress, trusting God for more than we can see with our human eyes, keeping at it, checking the course, connecting with the Coach, always moving forward and constantly learning to enjoy the pace.  Philippians 3:12-14 says, “Not that I have … already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. … One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  We don’t quit.  We never give up.  We press on – even when the race gets hard.

We take ENCOURAGEMENT everywhere we can find it: from our families, friends – FiA Peeps – and every good and perfect gift God gives!  We know that a great cloud of witnesses has traveled similar roads and when we hear them cheering us on, we throw off what hinders us and run even harder.  The race is not always joyful, but when we keep our eyes on the cross and the “Coach” we can find joy set before us – just like Jesus did.

So, we train, we press on, we diligently look for our encouragement and then, we FINISH STRONG!  We remember that the joy is the journey itself and the Coach that ordered every step.  We take heart and love that the race will change us – it’s supposed to!

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