The Great Pumpkin Patch
THE SCENE: I knew it was going to be a glorious morning when I inadvertently put hair gel on my toothbrush at 0500. PAX reluctant to get out of their vehicles. It was like they had denied the fartsack at the last possible second.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done once, the late arrivals can sue me and can sue all of us as they were not disclaimed. I believe they realized they were late anyways and took their jolly good time making their way over to circle up.
WARM-O-RAMA: After the welcome/disclaimer I surprised the PAX by popping the trunk of the family minivan revealing a pile of gourds the likes of which had not been seen since the Reformation Day Holiday.
with your Pumpkin:
Overhead Press x 25 IC, Rows x 25 IC, Skull Crushers x 25 IC, Curls x 25 IC, Back to Back partner twists (usually done with a medicine ball) x 26 IC
1 lap around the senior center (w/o a pumpkin)
4 corners work on the field, cones set 15 meters apart. (with pumpkin)
- 11 reps of an exercise at each of the 4 corners as the date today is 11/4 = 44 reps per exercise total
- 1st exercise; Gourdies (Blockies/Man makers)
- 2nd exercise; Derkins
- 3rd exercise; Irkins
- 4rth exercise; Prisoner Squats
15 m sprints x 8 (w/o pumpkin)
- 5th exercise; Lunges 2=1
- 6th exercise; Calf Raises
- 7th exercise; Overhead BBSU’s
MARY: (w/ pumpkins) American Hammers x 25 IC, Flutter kicks x 25 IC, J-Lo (high plank on pumpkin) x 10 IC, Pickle Pounders (high plank on pumpkin) x 10 IC, High plank (on pumpkin) x 20 secs.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX (0 FNGs), Mudpants, Paper trail, Lil’ Nicky, Photoshop, Beauty Shop, Pop Tart, Tomb Raider, Big Top
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A PAX sent me a highlight video of his son playing football last night. It was well edited and set to music. I watched this HIM’s son block for his team but I thought more about how much pride his father has for him rather than how he was pushing other guys off the line of scrimmage.
You see, his son is adopted. The child of another man and his M. Yet, though he doesn’t share a blood connection, he is his father, period.
This reminded me of how I am adopted by my Heavenly Father. I am a Gentile not of Jewish heritage and not part of the original ‘chosen people’. However, a am made a co-heir of the Kingdom in and through Jesus who has prepared a room for me in my Father’s house. If you profess to be an adopted son today, than live in a manner that reflects your divine inheritance with humility and gratitude and confidence.
MOLESKIN: Those gourds were the right weight. A real upper limb smoker. There was no real risk of being impaled by the stem as they were pretty flexible. The irkins and man makers really flexed the pumpkins making me think that with every rep the thing would be crushed leaving my hands immersed in seedy guts and goo.
I must admit that it wasn’t until the name’o’rama that I recognized Lil’Nicky!! Great to see him accelerating his Queen and his 1st F. Missed Alamo, hope he was getting some well deserved rest!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Prayer requests for Audrey (Beauty Shop’s 2.0, suffering from a fever) and Amy (Photoshop’s MIL, Leukemia)
Christ the King’s Dad and male role model Deep Fry is coming up. Reach out to Paper Trail for details.