Sunday, September 23, 2012

WOD 2012.09.23

7 a.m. @ Home

Warm-up
Row 500 m

1. Row 4 x 500 

Titus: 1:57.2, 2:00.4, 1:59.3, 1:55.9
Josh: 2:01.2, 1:42.2, 1:48.7, 1:44.8 
Definitely slacked on the first round. Thanks Titus for the push! And congrats on the PR on that last set!
2. Tabata 
(8 rounds / exercise; 20 s on / 10 s off; 1 min break between exercises)

Push-ups
Burpees
Squat Jumps

Titus: 45 (push-ups), 24 (burpees), 50 (squat jumps)
Josh: 55 (push-ups), 42 (burpees), 109 (squat jumps)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sight vs. Vision

Today at HBCYR, our pastor preached from 2 Kings 6:8-23. The story talks about the faith of 4 different people: Elisha, the prophet; Ben-Hadad, the King of Syria; Jehoram, the King of Israel; and Elisha's servant.

At one point, the Syrian army was sent to Dothan to capture Elisha. Upon seeing the army coming, Elisha's servant was afraid. Elisha's response? "Then Elisha prayed" (v. 17)

Prayer is often the last thing that comes to mind when I face adversity. I think it's because I lack vision. It is easy for me to be short-sighted, seeing the immediate and losing eternal perspective.

When Elisha prayed, his servant's eyes were opened to see an army full of horses and chariots of fire. When I saw "chariots of fire", a strong desire to run swelled within me. My run later in the evening was short-lived but good. It wasn't much. It wasn't fast. But it was something.

Our pastor also said something about conviction: "with clarity comes conviction". This reminded me of a talk I heard the other day on the radio. The pastor was talking about belief vs. conviction. What you say you believe is intellectual. What you really believe is conviction. How you act under pressure is conviction. I could believe that sex outside of marriage is wrong. But how would I act when tempted and under pressure?

For a long time, I've been complacent about my lack of vision. I've been wavering in my beliefs. Within me is a strong desire to develop clarity of vision and unwavering conviction. I can't be indifferent anymore. This is war (Ephesians 6:12). Rak Chazak!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

WOD 2012.09.01

CrossFit Markham @ 11 a.m.

First WOD in a month. Thanks pneumonia for the month off :) 
"Little Evil" 
3 Rounds 
Run 800 m 
30 Pull-ups 
30 Burpees 
Time: 43:03 ... I finished :)
The time off CrossFit has been good. I really like CrossFit and would spend a lot of after work at the gym. My last CrossFit workout was August 1st. While I was initially disheartened by this forced rest, I've found a new kind of energy. It's that kind of energy when you awaken to a deeper realization of purpose and meaning. With CrossFit temporarily gone, I've been able to focus on my spiritual growth and on honoring  God at work. CrossFit used to consume a big part of my life and would eat into those other areas. As I continue to recover, I look forward to giving God glory in my everything.
"for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." 
1 Timothy 4:8