October 17, 2014
Due to all the rain we've had in the past week, the river levels were way up today and the current was really fast, too fast to paddle safely. Therefore, I had to stay inside the harbor this afternoon. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day so I decided to get on one of the rec boards instead of my own and do some strength training in the middle of the harbor (the rec boards are wider and more stable, therefore easier to do some good exercises on them). I did some push-ups, crunches, planks, tricep dips, and other exercises I'm not used to doing on a regular basis. Needless to say, I was a little sore the next day.
We can always gain strength when we spend time in the safety of God's harbor. "My help and glory are in God —granite-strength and safe-harbor-God— So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be." (Psalm 62:7-8, The Message Bible).