Parking Lot Fun

DATE: 2022-01-08
AO: Farm
Q: Infinity
PAX: Gekko (Keith Capp), Matthew – Running Man
FNGs: None
WarmUp: SSHs, Don Quixotes, Cherry Pickers, Michael Phelps, Copperhead Squats, and 10-1 Motivators.

The Thang: Parking Lot Fun
>From the end of one row of parking spaces:
Bear Crawl forward 2 spaces
1 Burpee
Bear Crawl forward 2 spaces
2 Burpees
Etc. until reach end of parking spaces
>From the far end of the row of parking spaces:
Walking Lunge forward 2 spaces
1 Star Jump
Walking Lunge forward 2 spaces
2 Star Jumps
Etc. until reach end of parking spaces
>From the end of one row of parking spaces:
Crawl Bear 2 spaces
1 Merkin
Crawl Bear 2 spaces
2 Merkins
Etc. until reach end of parking spaces
>From the far end of the row of parking spaces:
Reverse Walking Lunge 1 space
1 Squat
Walking Lunge 1 space
2 Squats
Etc. until reach end of parking spaces

Mosey to the picnic shelter
45-sec Wall Sit

Mary: Flutter Kicks, American Hammers, and Side Crunches.

CoT: Much has been said and written in recent years about the challenges of men and boys. A sampling of book titles, for example, includes Why There Are No Good Men Left, The Demise of Guys, The End of Men, Why Boys Fail, and Manning Up. Interestingly, most of these seem to have been written by women. In any case, a common thread running through these analyses is that in many societies today men and boys get conflicting and demeaning signals about their roles and value in society.

The author of Manning Up characterized it this way: “It’s been an almost universal rule of civilization that whereas girls became women simply by reaching physical maturity, boys had to pass a test. They needed to demonstrate courage, physical prowess, or mastery of the necessary skills. The goal was to prove their competence as protectors of women and children; this was always their primary social role. Today, however, with women moving ahead in an advanced economy, provider husbands and fathers are now optional, and the character qualities men had needed to play their role—fortitude, stoicism, courage, fidelity—are obsolete and even a little embarrassing.”

In their zeal to promote opportunity for women, something we applaud, there are those who denigrate men and their contributions. They seem to think of life as a competition between male and female—that one must dominate the other, and now it’s the women’s turn. Some argue that a career is everything and marriage and children should be entirely optional—therefore, why do we need men? In too many Hollywood films, TV and cable shows, and even commercials, men are portrayed as incompetent, immature, or self-absorbed. This cultural emasculation of males is having a damaging effect.

It cannot be this way with us. We have an essential role to play in society, at home, and in the Church. We must be men that women can trust, that children can trust, and that God can trust. These days, we cannot afford to have men who are drifting. We cannot afford husbands and fathers who fail to provide leadership in the home. We cannot afford to have those who waste their strength in pornography or spend their lives in cyberspace. Brethren, we have work to do.
(Adapted from a talk given by D. Todd Christofferson during the October 2012 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

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