THE SCENE: Mid 70s, muggy, dark, with a hint of lightning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
- Sideshuttle hops in cadence
- Windmills in cadence
- Little baby arm circles in cadence
- Jog down the road to Burpee Boulevard (not actual street name)
Deconstructed Burpees combined with a hill run. At each street with did a different part of a burpee with a full burpee at the top. Started with a set of 5 and added 5 each around.
- Bottom of hill: go down to merkin position and then hop back up
- Run to the next side street: merkins
- Run to the next side street: the jumping park of burpees
- Run to the next side street: burpees
- Run back down the hill and start all over, adding 5 to each set
We just jogged back to the grindstone and didn’t have time for anything else. I ran us up until 6:10 becasue I wanted to finish the set we were on.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My dad was in foster care much of his youth and he and my mom were foster parents for several years after I graduated high school. Several years ago, I wanted to give back in a similar way so became a “Big Brother” for Big Brothers Big Sisters. My little was Trevor. He lived with his mom and brother and was a good kid! He didn’t know a stranger and LOVED claw machines. One day I took him to play putt putt but I think we spent most of our time in the arcade. He picked the jackpot briefcase on the Deal or NO Deal game and I was frantically trying to collect all his tickets and put them in some kind of order. After the tickets stopped spitting out and after I had them all folded neatly I handed them over to Trevor so he could go pick his prize. When he turned around he saw a birthday party going on in the corner. Without missing a beat he walked right passed the prize counter to the party and interrupted the celebration by asking, “Whose birthday is it?” Everyone pointed to a set of twins and Trevor walked over and handed all his tickets to the twins and wished them happy birthday. I thought I was the one who was supposed to lead and teach him but that day he taught be a lesson in humility and generosity. As leaders we are often the ones teaching but it’s important to remember we can also learn from those we lead.
Smuggler took it easy because he participated in a late night beat down that went for 2 hours last night! He did some jogging, kept us company, and threw in some much needed mumble chatter! We did 250 burpees between Butterfingers and I. Smuggler might have got some bonus burpees in there too!
Prayers for Smuggler’s coworkers with family health