January 6, 2021

Take Me Out to the Ballgame


It was a beautiful morning at Old Forest but the temp was below freezing and we needed something to help think about warm weather and green grass… so we went with the Take Me Out to the Ballgame workout (because Baseball Spring Training is only a month away).  



I am not a professional… in fact I have never Q’d before.  And the standard disclaimer.



10 Side Straddle Hops

10 Daisy Pickers

10 Imperial Walkers

10 Hillbillies


THA-THANG: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

  • 4 Bases placed around the parking lot.  Count off into 4 groups.  One group at each base.
  • The Workout is 9 Innings.  One new exercise added per inning.  When you finish each inning, mosie around the bases.  Each inning you do the new exercise plus all exercises from the previous innings.  After the 6th inning there was a 7th inning stretch (1 min recovery) before finishing the 7th, 8th, 9th innings.
    • 1st Inning: Burpees (10)
    • 2nd Inning: LBCs (20)
    • 3rd Inning: Froggers (15)
    • 4th Inning: Alarm Clocks (10)
    • 5th Inning: Merkins (20)
    • 6th Inning: Jump Squats (10)
    • 7th Inning: Pickle Pounders (20)
    • 8th Inning: Freddy Mercurys (20, 1 is 1)
    • 9th Inning: Carolina Dry Docks (10)
  • One group finished the 9th inning as 6:15 hit (congrats), the other groups were in the middle of the 9th inning at 6:15 (nice job)



19 PAX: Chioccetti, Teachers Pet, Seagrams, Frisky, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Scarecrow, Billboard, Crayfish, Spicy Cash, Swanson, Handsy, Soybean, Hurricane (FNG), MIB, Deborah, Climate Control, Barnum, Costello



A challenge in our culture over the last few years and months has been a lack of empathy, love and unity.  Whether it is over masks, politics, social issues, etc, etc… it is so easy to get trapped in negativity and divisiveness.  Instead of defaulting to a side of an issue and arguing for your side, try starting with empathy.  Seek to learn where someone is coming from or how they are feeling and why.  In the Bible this is talked about in Ephesians 4… the importance of humility, gentleness and bearing with one another which moves us toward unity.  When you think about people in your home, your church, your workplace, neighborhood, facebook etc, start with “how can I seek to understand where this person is coming from or how they are feeling”.  Try to put yourself in their shoes and think how can I love this person well.  



It was a good morning.  Thanks all!  



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