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Square of Despair = Perfect BDay Gift!

  • When: 06/02/2018
  • Q: Marm
  • Pax: Sup, Van Gogh, Miller, FNG Dani (Short Stick), Fullback, Nurse Betty, Viv, Tinker, Marm

It was already pretty hot and humid before we even began – but beautiful and sunny – and I couldn’t ask for any better way to kickstart my 34th birthday! I felt so grateful for all the Pax who came out and gave it their all! Everyone worked hard and really pushed themselves ;)! We also enjoyed the challenge of young Short Stick lapping us all through the rounds.

Warm up: From one island in the parking lot to the next island:

  • – High knees down, Butt kickers back
  • – High skips down, Grapevines back
  • – Shuffle one way down, shuffle other way back

Ran to ropes course shelter

The Thang: Square of Despair

  • – Set up 4 bases around the shelter and parking lot, home, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
  • – Start at home base and do exercises which will build in a pyramid circuit-type thing
  • -Then do home, run to 1st & do those exercises, back to home and do home exercises
  • – Next round: Home, 1st, 2nd, 1st, Home
  • – Next: Home, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, Home
  • – Last round: Home, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Home, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, Home, Done 🙂

Here is what was at each base:

  • Home: 10 Mountain Climbers (hard count), 10 lunge hope (hard count), 10 side lunges (hard count), + 4 Burpees
  • 1st: 30 Jumping Jacks+4 squat hops, 20 plank rockers, 10 tuck jumps + 4 squat hops
  • 2nd: 20 sit-ups, 20 downward dog push-ups, 20 tricep dips with toe touches + 8 glute bridges
  • 3rd: [use resistance band] 15 bend over rows, 15 bicep curls, 15 lateral raises, 15 front raises + 8 overhead presses

We didn’t quite have time to finish the last round but everyone pushed hard!

Ran back to parking lot for CoT and devotional. We got to name our young FNG Short Stick for her love of lacrosse.

Encouragement: Psalm 139

I love the entire Psalm, especially on birthdays because it highlights the importance of every person in that each of us is made with 100% intention. Verse 14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Verse 16: “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Celebrating life on birthdays is an act of praising God for His creation and for the intentional way he knit all of us together as we grew in our mothers’ womb. Cheers to that!

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