July 29, 2018

2.0 Workout at the Mothership

THE SCENE: A beautiful, sunny day at the Mothership, 89*. 

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: PAX and shorties were welcomed. Somewhere on this great big ball we all live on, I’m sure someone was giving a disclaimer about something. 

WARM-O-RAMA: PAX and 2.0s were treated to a cornucopia of warm-up moves: SSH, Windmill, Imperial Walker, Hillbillies, Goofballs (crowd pleaser, no seriously), slow count squat, regular squat, slow count merkin, regular merkin, LBCs, big boy sit-ups. 

We moseyed down to the bottom of the hill by the lake. It was a very chaotic, slow mosey. There were dogs, strollers, men in flip-flops, kids running the opposite direction, etc. It was everything it should have been. 

We lined up along the sidewalk facing up the hill. On “Go”, sprint to the top, do 10 squats, then go back down the hill doing something other than walking or running (like rolling, somersaulting, crawling). Did that three times. 

Next round, get to the top doing something other than walking or running, 10 sit-ups, run down. Did that three times.

Chaotic mosey back to the parking lot. Line up along one curb.

PAX counted off by 4s. Everyone did their assigned movement across the lot to the opposite curb, did 10 squats, and did their movement back. We did this 4 times, rotating the movements for each group.
1s: hop
2s: run backwards
3s: side shuffle
4s: skip

FiA Doula took over and led the PAX in a core circuit: plank, side plank, reverse plank, Russian twists American hammers, superman. 

33, give or take a few

YHC shared a passage from Deuteronomy where God is instructing his people to keep his commands and the traditions He’s given them (like the Passover). In 6:20, it says, “When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?’ then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.'”

God gave his people rules and traditions to point them towards his mighty works and his gracious mercy. As parents, we should be building routines and traditions into our lives that point our children toward those truths. 

This was our second 2.0 workout, and our first workout with FiA. Everyone seemed to have a good time. The original plan was to use water balloons. However, YHC is a rule-follower and found out that water balloons are against the rules at Shelby Farms. We’ll plan for water balloons at another AO soon.

Shout-out to Doula for leading Mary, and to Mama’s Boy and Tomb Raider for bringing cold drinks!