October 9, 2018

Monopoly at the Berm (October 9)

THE SCENE: Warm, breezy, high 70s. Q: Lipton

Abe Vigoda, Arm Circles OYO
We played F3 Monopoly. It’s really simple. We went to the square in the parking lot and saw a series of blue cards in the shape of a Monopoly game board. Each card represented a piece of the game, with instructions. We got in two groups of four and made our way around the board.

*Unless otherwise stated, foursomes split exercises evenly

  • 50 Burpees 
  • RR (Mosey around Building)
  • ? (Chance): 10 Burpees on own
  • 100 Burpees
  • Visit Jail (30 count break)
  • 150 Merkin
  • RR
  • ? (15 Bobby Hurleys)
  • 200 Imperial Walkers
  • Free Parking (Run to nearest car and back)
  • 250 Lunges
  • RR
  • ? (20 Dolly)
  • 300 LBCs
  • Go To Jail. Bearcrawl to Jail and back
  • 350  Squats
  • RR
  • ? (10 Burpees)
  • 400  SSH
  • Go!– Finished


Mountain Climber Merkin (1 leg, 2 leg, 3 leg, down); Protractor; Box Cutters

8 PAX. Lipton, Hops, Laettner, Transplant, Bailout, PhotoShop, Snookie, Beauty Shop.


In her book Grit, Angela Duckworth claims that more than anything else, success is determined by perseverance, or grit. It is that thing in each of us that helps us to get up after we’ve been beaten down.

She offers 3 Simple Rules: 1) Do a hard thing, 2) You get to pick, 3) You can quit, but not at any time.

There are a lot of things in life that encourage us to quit. Jesus doesn’t always call us to some outrageous pursuit, but often to simply stand (Rev. 2:10). We encouraged each of the PAX to have the grit and determination needed to stand up when running away would be easier.