Thanksgiving Leftovers and Seconds
Dark and cold, like I like my Nitro.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH x25 IC
Daisy Pickers x15 IC
Imperial Walkers x15 IC
Little Arm Circles x15 IC (each direction)
Midway through the WOR, a very bundled-up figure emerged from the walking path. YHC paused the warmup to invite this stranger to join us, hopeful that 1) he would accept, and 2) that it was a dude. He didn’t, but he was. The gravelly-voiced sextuagenarian (RESPECT RESPECT) replied that he had been walking laps since 4am, but that he would see us on Thursday.
A few days ago we got fat on Thanksgiving dinner. So this morning we got thin on LEFTOVERS. 1 minute AMRAP of each exercise below, with a .25 mile mosey in between each one.
L: Lieutenant Dans
E: *Elevated Merkins (hands on park bench)
F: Flutter Kicks
T: Tempo Merkins
O: Overhead Claps
E: *Elevated Merkins (feet on curb)
R: Russian Twists
*Yes, I know they are called “Irkins/Derkins”. YOU TRY FINDING EXERCISES THAT START WITH THE LETTER E.
The only thing better than Thanksgiving leftovers is a second plate of them. So we set the AMRAP timer to 30 seconds and went through the list again (minus the mosey this time).
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 PAX: Choker (QIC), Soulja Boy, Tiger Lily, Tree Hugger
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
2.0s and their screen time is something my M and I have been struggling with for the last several months. Whenever the kids have free time, their first choice is Netflix/Fortnite/Computer/iPad/etc. There are several negative side effects to this: bad attitudes when it’s time to unplug, infighting among the siblings over whose turn it is for a given device, chores/homework getting short-changed, etc – not to mention the obvious detrimental effects of not enough exercise.
The 2nd F event last Friday came at the perfect time for me. My M had a prior commitment, but I packed up the 2.0s and brought them to the park. They were not enthused about the plan. But after a few minutes of playing frisbee, they were practically transformed. Playing together, laughing, having fun – it was a beautiful sight to see. It became clear to me that I have done a terrible job of taking what F3 has given me and incorporating it into my family. The event paid immediate dividends – Sunday afternoon when we got home from church, 2.2 asked me if I’d go outside and play catch with him. I was shocked – he’s never asked that before. We had a great afternoon.
Turn the devices off. Go to the backyard and play with your kids. They won’t realize they like it until they do.
I heart the NE Kingdom.
Prayers were lifted up for Josiah, 2.0 of Tiger Lily’s friends who underwent surgery this morning.
Go sign up for the Whetstone program.