Thirteen hardy pax braved the sub-freezing temperatures at StinkHill this morning; however, sunny skies made it a most enjoyable start to the weekend and things warmed up very quickly.
Side Straddle Hop IC 25
Imperial walkers IC 15
Hillbilly walkers IC 20
Ring of Fire Merkins 10 (All Pax hold plank while not performing Merkins)
WWII Sit-Ups OMC 25
Body builders (burpees with a plank jack thrown in) IC 10
Abe vigodas IC 20
Partner up for:
Mosey to the base of Stinkhill
Over the Hill:
1 partner holds plank while the other runs up StinkHill, across to the 2nd set of steps, down, back up, back across, and back down to “relieve” partner where the roles are reversed.
Mosey to Scully Park and circle up at Brown’s Mound:
Partners work together to complete a round of Sevens featuring Merkins at the mound and Commando Pull-Ups at the nearby Monkey Bars.
Route 66 of Burpees around Scully Park loop
Lazy Dora’s with your partner: 100 merkins (sets of 10)/Hold Plank 200 LBC’s (sets of 20)/Hold 6″ 300 air squats(sets of 30)/squat holds
Hustle back to the flags.
Counterama and Namerama (while holding plank) preceded YHC’s sharing of the following passage which reminds us all that our God is one of second chances:
This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope. It is because of the LORD’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn’t fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
– Lamentations 3:21-23
No matter how many times we fail, he will always forgive us. We should all keep that in mind during this busy Christmas season as we become frustrated with lines, traffic, and the inconsideration of others.
Closed with BOM
YHC’s request to FreeFall’s beautiful fiancé last night at the company Christmas party paid immediate dividends as she did indeed kick him out of the fartsack this morning… we’ll see if she can duplicate the effort tomorrow.
The morning started out a little shaky for SeaWorm as he promptly locked his keys in the car, but it did offer him some benefit as he got a little break from the beatdown when Pop-A-Lock showed up.
In an effort to create equitable partnerships, YHC tried something a little different by lining everyone up from lightest to heaviest and pairing the front with the rear. Interestingly enough it resulted in pairing YHC with Gandolph… the two oldest Pax (sum total on the plus side of 120 years). Guess that was appropriate given the name of the first event in The Thang. We held our own with the young bucks as best we could… May try pairing oldest with youngest next time though 🙂
Keep giving it away,