Warm Up: included good mornings, windmills, toy soldiers, hip openers, runners lunge while Q discussed the plan for the Turkey Trot. We counted off (16!) and off we went to our first stop at the Garage beside Apex Auto Sales


At each stop:

Hold Squat until all Pax arrives

Together Pax completes 

5 burpees

10 Pushups

15 Squats

20 Hillbillies HC

Stop #1 Garage beside Apex Auto Sales

Stop #2 Lila Jones Swim Club

Stop #3 Parking lot on back side of Anna’s Pizzeria

Stop #4  Far Parking lot Apex United Methodist Church

Stop #5 Garage beside Apex Auto Sales

Stop #6 NC Farm Bureau office buildings (sidewalk)

Stop #7 Storage Building Parking Lot 

Then, back to the flag

COT & Name O Rama 

A Thanksgiving Blessing when you don’t feel terribly thankful – by Kate Bowler

God, i am struggling to find my way toward gratitude this thanksgiving.

help my heart find joy, for you know how much i need it.

come meet us in our needs that weigh so heavily upon us.

will you not revive us again,

that your people may rejoice in you?

Psalm 85:6

blessed are we who come to you just as we are,

with our loneliness and loss, our scarcity and sorrow,

and say God, there is just not enough

though we’re not even supposed to say it today,

there is just not enough to go on:

not enough money to pay bills,

not enough jobs, nor safety for those who have them,

not enough wisdom to find solutions,

not enough strength or comfort or connection.

things are just harder now.

blessed are we who say, God,

could you come meet us here,

in this place?

this place of need where our feelings don’t match the day? 

blessed are we who hear You saying:

“come to me, all you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens,

and I will give you rest.”

and we come.

and somehow there is rest,

and gladness for tiny, tiny graces.