Weather: 60 degrees and some humidity.
Basketball and….Burpees? YHC worked to come up with something a little original, out of the norm, and yet still leave us getting better by a beat down. Today’s meeting of the PAX proved to be another fun filled, ball feeling, festival of sorts. My glow in the dark balls never seem to disappoint!! YHC is glad today was no exception. The pre-Q, twitter-chatter, trash talk stirred up some interest and I’m glad! See below for all the fun filled details.
Mosey to Basketball Court from parking lot
Side-Straddle Hops x 25 IC
Little Arm Circles x 15 IC (Front/Back)
Thru-the-tunnel x 15 IC
Windmill x 15 IC
Squats x 15 IC
Merkins x 15 IC
Now for the fun part. Hehehe….The name of the game is “2 outta 3”
The rules are simple. So simple that even half-awake PAX in the dark can understand. They go a little something like this:
- There are 12 cards. (These cards will be affectionately known as my pumpkin spice pain cards because they are orange, it’s fall…and well everything pumpkin spice is in full swing right now)
- 1 PAX will step up to the free throw line which has been professionally measured by YHC and drawn to spec with a large piece of pink sidewalk chalk. (You can thank my daughters #notreally #itsmine) With 1 PAX at the free throw line, the remaining PAX are on the line behind the goal.
- The stack of cards are also waiting at the free throw line. They are shuffled, face down, and neither the PAX nor YHC knows that the next card will hold. All the Q can promise is that there will be a lot of suck involved and it will be random.
- The PAX at the free throw line will pick a card up and read it aloud to the remaining PAX lined up on the court. On each card there are two exercises. First, an exercise that all the PAX on the line will do while the PAX at the free throw line is shooting. Second, the exercise everyone will do depending on how well each person shoots. If the free throw is made 2 out of 3 times, we do the exercise on the card once. But if the free throws are missed 2 out of 3 times, the exercise is done twice!! The pressure is on to get 2 out of 3.
Does anyone understand those rules?
This is how the game was played today and what suck was involved:
Card 1– PAX: Iron Crosss
Exercise: Sprint to stairs and make 3 trips down and back up. (Done Once thanks to Treadmill)
Card 2– PAX: Side Straddle Hop
Exercise: 20 Merkins (x2 for 40)
Card 3—PAX: Little Arm Circles
Exercise: 15 Squat Jumps (x2 for 30)
Card 4—PAX: Windshield Wipers
Exercise: 5 Burpees (x2 for 10)
Card 5—PAX: Merkins
Exercise: Lunge to far end of court then sprint back (x2)
Card 6—PAX: Russian Twist
Exercise: Spring to far end of court, 5 burpees, back to start 5 burpees (x2 for 20 burpees)
Card 7 – PAX: Plank
Exercise: 5 Burpees (x2 for 10)
Card 8—PAX: Side Straddle Hop
Exercise: 25 squats (x2 for 50)
Card 9—PAX: Squats
Exercise: Sprint to far end of court then bear crawl back (x2)
Card 10—PAX: Flutter Kicks
Exercise: Sprint to far end of court then 10 Merkins and back (x2)
Card 11- PAX: Plank
Exercise: 20 LBCs (x2 for 40)
Card 12—PAX: Hold 6”
Exercise: Sprint to end of court, then down the large hill. 3 burpees at the bottom, then back to the top of the hill and 3 burpees, sprint back to start. (x2 for 12 burpees #crowdpleaser)
At this point the whistle blew and the game was over, but alas…there was a last minute protest for more burpees and YHC can’t let those request go unheeded. Drop where you are and give me 3 more burpees. There were glares of visceral hatred and utter disgust to the PAX who we shall not name (MAC).
Mosey back to the car!!
Clearly it was Treadmill who has skills for bball in the dark. He made his first attempt at 2 out of 3. Apparently his arms weren’t wore out quite yet because it wasn’t to be repeated by any of the PAX. I believe MAC was able to make 1 goal towards the end but I think it was because of a light breeze that came through.
While there was lots and lots of mumble chatter, trash talk, and someone who was jealous of my ability to lunge at twice the distance he could, it was a fantastic morning at Turning Point. I really enjoy Q’ing and leading others into what can only be described as chaos and ridiculousness. Special thanks to my M too for occasionally helping me come up with the worst possible things for us to do. She knows when I get that grin on my face and it’s about me doing a Q for F3. While she doesn’t understand it (or us F3er’s in general) but her support is fantastic!
Total Exercises today (not including OYO):
Merkins: 145 (this includes the merkins that comes bundled in a Burpee)
Side-Straddle Hop: 50+
Squat Jumps: 85 (this included the 55 that were bundled in the Burpees)
Other various stuff: A lot
1 John 3:17-19 (NIV)
17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence.
This passage stuck with me last night as we enter our holiday seasons. We have Thanksgiving upon us as well as Christmas. There are many families, neighbors, friends, and those we don’t know who go without each and every day. They go without food, clothing, transportation, and many other things. Basic needs that we can all help with. It’s not enough to simply see someone in need and sit idly by when you can make a difference. If your brother says he’s hungry and has no food, it’s not enough to say, “Sorry, I’ll pray for you about that”. Don’t love with words and speech, but with actions and in truth. Just some thoughts from the heart of YHC.
December 19th is the F3 Christmas Party (Details to come)
Saturday: CORE @ 6:15 – Treadmill – ALL OTHERS CONVERGE @ GRAVEYARD – No Help