8 PAX were present for the continued slog through the ABCs of the Exicon, but as YHC has made known certain irritations with the endeavor, modifications were made such that some exercises were combined, and others were done out of order. That said, the following exercises were completed in some form or fashion:
|Dora 1-2-3||Partner, Run, Routine||Teams of 2 pax working together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, and 300 reps. Pax 1 executes as many reps as possible while Pax 2 sprints 100 yards down and back. Flapjack until team goal is reached. Exercises are a top-to-bottom of body progression, i,e, 100 merkins per team (chest), 200 LBCs per team (core), 300 squats per team (legs). Modified Dora 1-2-3 is 50, 100, and 150 reps.|
|Doracides||Partner, Run, Routine||Dora’s twin sister and she is a lil’ cray cray. Use the same concept as the regular Dora, 2 PAX work together to reach cumulative exercise goals of 100, 200, 300, and 400 reps. The difference comes in the sprint, instead of running 100 yards you will do suicides instead. 1 PAX member will execute as many reps as possible while PAX 2 sprints to cone 1 (or use a pole, tree, etc. for your point of turnaround), 1 burpee, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 2, 2 burpees, sprint back to partner, touch, sprint to cone 3, 3 burpees, sprint back, switch with partner. PAX member picks up where PAX member doing the exercises left off.|
|Double Merkin Burpee||Burpee with 2 merkins.|
|DoubleApplesauce||Partner, Run||A two-column Indian run.|
- For the Dora, the exercises were Step-ups, Incline Merkins, and LBCs
- For the Doracide, the suicide portion was completed from the clubhouse to the edge of the playground, the near edge of the tennis court, and the far edge of the tennis court. Double Merkin Burpees were substituted for traditional Burpees, and the shared exercises were Dips, Big Boys, Squats, and Overhead Claps.
- We used Drill Instructor to warm-up, but that was out of alphabetical order.
- The title of this backblast comes from the Dora the Explorer theme song.
Mosey back to flags for Countarama, Name-arama, and COT.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing…Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:2–4, 16-18 ESV)
YHC reminded the PAX that when we face difficulties and struggles, Scripture makes it clear that God can and does use them to train use and make us mature in every way, and likewise that when good things come our way they also come from God. This is a good thing because unlike mankind, God does not change and so we can trust in him and his goodness and love.