December 30, 2020

Recess Tabata

Shorts & hoodie weather, my favorite.




  • 20 SSH IC
  • 10 Daisy Pickers IC
  • 10 Tempo Squats IC
  • 15 Imperial Walkers IC
  • 15 SSH IC
  • Mosey to the playground.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ll get to that. But first, some math!

The outside ring of the playground has 6 benches arranged in 3 equally spaced groups of 2 benches. In each group, the benches are about 6 feet apart. There is about  30 feet between each group. Think Mercedes emblem with 2 benches spaced about 6 feet apart at each point.

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On each bench and between the benches in a given group were index cards with the exercise at that station.

The Tabata timer was set to 45 seconds with 15 seconds rest. The music was set to Hot Topic. When traveling the 30 feet between groups, the PAX bear crawled the distance & did flutter kicks until the end the timer went off.


  • Dips
  • Alternating Shoulder Taps
  • Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Bear Crawl
  • Derkins
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Leg Raises
  • Bear Crawl
  • Irkins
  • High Knees
  • Box Jumps
  • Bear Crawl

We did two rounds with a mosey in between….you’re welcome High Note. We skipped the mosey between round 2 and 3. On round 3, I replaced the Flutter Kicks, High Knees & Shoulder Taps with 3 index cards I randomly found that all said Burpees on them.

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We completed 6 exercises in the 3rd round before we needed to return to the flag.


  • Mosey to the flag
  • 30 seconds of Stargazers

9 PAX, Slater, High Note, Bandwagon, Boudreaux AOQ, Carver, Yoga Matt, Rocket Launcher, Spirit Stick, Oneder QIC

When approaching the new year, its easy to dismiss 2020. It was a tough year for all of us, especially those who lost love ones. I was thinking about this yesterday & took some time to reflect on the unexpected gifts of this tragedy. My marriage is the best its ever been. I have gotten to spend more time with my kids. Between 2008 – 2019 I was traveling about 50% of the time, living a terrible lifestyle. I gained about 40lbs during that time. The situations of this year have allowed me to reset & focus on my family, my health and reassess what is important in my life.

I encourage you all to reflect on those unexpected gifts. If the world ever gets back to normal, what changes are you going to make in order build on the things you’ve learned this year?

Prayed for Red Light’s family & Rocket Launcher’s FIL.

This was my 3rd time Q’ing at the Levee and I wanted to do something different. I realized yesterday morning that I haven’t really explored that park in the daytime. I took my kids to the playground yesterday & found some inspiration at that location. After they played, we went over to the skate park and watched all the skaters. It took me back to my teens skating around Collierville. This is where I found the inspiration for the playlist.


  • A Praise Chorus – Jimmy Eat World
  • Surf Wax America – Weezer
  • Obvious – Blink 182
  • Limelight – Touché Amoré
  • Nine in the Afternoon – Panic! at the Disco
  • Helena – My Chemical Romance
  • Forget Me Too – Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey
  • The Leaving Song Pt. II – AFI
  • Every Stone – Manchester Orchestra
  • Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters
  • The Plan – Built to Spill
  • Helicopter – Bloc Party
  • Green to Me – Hum


Convergence at the Mothership on New Years Day. King of the Bluff next week. Slater promised Chorizo & Egg Burritos at Quad City on Monday, HC on that one!

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