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Figure 8 is Great

  • When: 01/06/2018
  • Q: Mary Lou
  • Pax: Peachtree, Dewey, SUP, Bagheera, Tinker, Teatree

OMG OMG OMG, it was a bone chilling 14* start to the morning! But, 6 Pax joined me for a figure 8 workout that got us warm and netted us just under 3 miles of movement! Props to my F3 counterpart (Chanticleer) for mapping the route for me last night while I baked a cake and cupcakes for my daughter’s first birthday party held later today!

After we peeled ourselves out of our roasty cars, we stripped down to only the necessary layers. Here’s what went down.

The Thang:

We moseyed through the woods behind the community center over to the road where we stopped for some warm up IC: JJs, imperial walkers, sumo squat pulses with jabs, and I think that was it.

Next we lined up at the first light pole on Metro Park Dr. and alternated sprint/jog between poles until we reached Maury Odell.

Continuing on Metro Park Dr. from Maury Odell to the shelter we did 3 burpees at each light pole with a jog in between.

At the shelter we did dips IC (26) with a mosey around the parking lot, back for step ups IC (15) with a mosey around the parking lot, back for decline merkins IC (2x 10).

Next we headed to the stairs with an Indian Run.

At the stairs we did 7s with ski abs at the bottom and monkey humpers at the top.

Lastly we moseyed to the kiosk circle and bear crawled forward and backward around the circle before moseying back to the Senior Center for COT.

COT: we were joined by a friendly elderly man encouraging us to lather on the chapstick to avoid…chaffing? chapping? frostbite? Nice guy :).  My encouraging word was supposed to be the following, but my phone died from the cold so I gave a crappy rendition from memory.  To save you from that here are the quotes from Paul David Tripp I would have read, plus a link to the whole article.

Change typically takes place in ten thousand little moments, not one life-altering event.

The little moments of life are profoundly important precisely because they are the little moments. We live most of our existence in these mundane, everyday moments. For every huge life-changing moment, we experience ten thousand insignificant moments.

Yes, you and I need to be committed to change in 2018, but not in a way that hopes for a big event of transformation. Instead, find joy in, and be faithful to, a day-by-day and step-by-step process of insight, confession, repentance and faith.

It is always a privilege to pray for and with you ladies!

Mary Lou

The Skinny:

  • Peachtree wins a gold star for most bottom layers…what was it, 3?! How do you even get 3 layers of tights on?!
  • Why did I bring post-workout hot chocolate in December when it was like 40 degrees but not today?!
  • There was plenty of watch that patch of ice…and whooooaaaa while we were indian running.
  • Bond Lake is beautiful (and bright) when frozen over with the sun rising on it!
  • The geese were trying their darndest to get through the ice on the lake…without much luck.
  • iPhones don’t like the cold…otherwise I’d have photographic evidence of 6 ladies bear crawling through the snow!
  • IMO burpees are the best way to warm up your entire body on a freezing cold day…and running stairs.
  • Everyone was incredibly tough and resilient to leave their warm, cozy homes to come run around in the cold this morning.  Thank you!


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