What could be more relaxing than an early morning at the Space Monkey B and B? Just about everything. Luckily, no one showed up in the gloom for relaxation so YHC was in good company.
With a sense of grandeur and flair, the typical notifications of what the PAX arrived for, who would be leading the beatdown, and how anyone was COVID was welcome to return in 15-ish days, we got right to it.
Goal #1 Get the PAX to the bleachers as fast as possible. That means that Warmarama had to be on the move. The PAX moseyed to the front of the school for SSH in cadence. Then to the back of the school (side?) for some Imperial Walkers in cadence. Next, we moseyed to the field with a brief pause for squats in cadence. With the great joy of seeing the back gate to the football field opened, we set forth around the track to the larger bleachers completing our mobile Warmarama.
Goal #2 Tell the PAX what I despise: burpees and bleachers. Which, obviously means we need to integrate those two things in this beatdown. In three groups, each team was instructed to run to the top of the bleachers to complete 5 merkins, race down the bleachers and complete 10 merkins, up for 15, down for 20, and back up for 25. Finally, once the first PAX completed this circuit, all of the PAX for that team started to run a lap around the track. Pick up the 6 for your team, then for the PAX.
By no fault of their own, Team 3 won the first round. “To the victors go the spoils” so I spoiled this team of champions with my other detestable “B,” 10 burpees. The other two teams completed 5 burpees.
A rinse and repeat exchanging merkins for squats and Team 3 won again. Some mumble chatter about doing blood testing to confirm the legitimacy of these victories was heard. To celebrate their victory, all teams did 7 burpees.
Final rinse and repeat involved big bois and Team 1 pulled it off. They were rewarded with 10 burpees and the other PAX completed 5. Then, it was a mosey back to the flags for some much-needed Mary.
This was short, some Freddy Mercury’s and a six inch hold to close us out.
“I am who you say I am” is a line from the similarly titled song by Hillsong Worship. After having been away from F3 for so long due to quarantining and social distances, I was nervous about being able to provide a meaningful enough workout to engage the PAX. I defined myself as doubtful, fearful, worried that I had lost too much of my fitness to remain relevant. But, what does God see me as? Forgiven, rescued, freed, capable, loved. That story sounds a whole lot better than the one that I was telling myself. There are a ton of verses in the bible that help describe what God sees us as and how he works to demonstrate that to us. If we can take a pause to listen and try to embrace the beauty that God has imbued in each of us, we will be that much better prepared to not only act on that, but share that with those that we interact with. Accepting the “light” that God has put in each of us is the first step toward being able to share that “light” with our family, our community, and anyone who needs it.
- Bible Study Zoom Call – Every Friday, Noon. Studying Philippians. See e-mail/Facebook for link.
- Quad P for May is Weekly Murph Challenges. See “Challenges” above for the link and further details.
- Memorial Day Murph – Monday, May 31, 7:00-8:00 at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake.
- Father’s Day Convergence (June 20) at Sloth Hill for 75 minutes of Dadness. Starts at 7 AM.
- Colonial 200 – Relay Race, September 24-25th; If interested in joining the team, see information sent out via e-mail.