THA FILTHY 40

AO: Olympus

QIC: El Nino

The PAX:  Zeus, Nano, Banner, Slider, Monk, NAFTA, Jag, South-Paw, Derecho

Warm-up:

SSH; WMH; Arm Circles; Down-dog; Cobra Kai; Cherry Pickers; Michael Phelps.

Thang 1 — The Filthy Forty competition:

PAX divided into two teams (5v5)

PAX had to nominate/volunteer a scorekeeper, and then they received the competition rules:

Rules: Teams have 20 min to earn as many points as possible.

Points available:

– Navigate 1 PAX (who is blindfolded) thru the obstacle course (about 30 yds of cones/hurdles) with only verbal commands. PAX giving verbal commands must doing (Merkins, Air Sqauts, or Burpees) = 100 pts

– Bear Crawl to the 40yd line and back = 10 pts

– Sprint to the 40-yd line and back = 2 pts

– 40 Burpees = 50 pts

– 40 Merkins = 20 pts

– 40 Air Squats = 20 pts

After 3 rounds of burpees, and 3 rounds of Merkins, I couldn’t use my arms for a while and Jag sprinted across the finish line as the buzzer sounded for one last 40-yd sprint… However, Team Derecho, NAFTA, Monk, Slider, Banner (earned 2000+ pts) by concentrating their time using the obstacle course, and they edged out Team Nano, El Nino, Zeus, Jag, South-Paw by a mere 100 pts. Close race!

Thang 2 – Filthy Forty Ball:

PAX divided into two new teams (5v5)

Using a soccer ball, teams can move the ball up/down the field by passing the ball, or dribbling with their feet. (Can’t run with ball in hands, also can’t bend over and pick ball up)

Scoring: Kicking ball to team-mate who controls the ball in goal = 2 pts, passing the ball to team-mate in goal = 1 pt.

6 Minutes of MARY:

Coincidentally we only had time for 40 Flutter Kicks

Circle of Trust (COT):

“He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.” ~ Plato (427-346 B.C.)

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”  ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~ Mark Twain

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”  ~ Ben Franklin

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~ Henry Ford

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Last but not least, the quote below is the reason why we played a game, that challenged your wits as well as our brawn, and forced us to work as a team to be creative in order to find the best solution that helped us win.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin

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