On your marks, get set, Adjudicate!

DATE: 2022-12-08
AO: Freestate
Q: citrus
PAX: Horshack, Cannoli, Butter, Winston
FNGs: Brony, FIFA
COUNT: 7
WARMUP: 1x burpee, SSH, Michael Phelps, arm circles, 2x burpees, WMH, cherry pickers, 3x burpees, down dog, world’s greatest stretch, Motivators

THE THANG
PART 1: The Adjudicator! One PAX chooses an exercise. The Adjudicator decides if the exercise is easier or harder than 5 burpees. If it’s harder, you do the exercise. If it’s easier, you do 10 burpees. That PAX then becomes the Adjudicator and picks the next PAX to choose. After doing 5 burpees to baseline the pain, we went through a complete round, which included the following winning choices: * 20 tempo squats
* 3 suicides
* 30 flutter kicks
* 15 in cadence merkins
* Bear crawl
* 30 mountain climbers

The Adjudicator only rejected one choice. And YHC can’t for the life of him remember what that was. But it was definitely a questionable call. Luckily, the Adjudicator’s decisions are unreviewable, so the PAX submitted to 10 burpees instead.

PART 2: Relay races (because it’s new to you!). PAX counted off by 2s (which resulted in literally counting by 2…) to form two teams. The teams shuffled after each relay race to increase fellowship.

RELAY #1
• Teams wait in plank position
• First PAX completes 10 merkins, then crab walks to cone and back • Repeat for all PAX
• 1st place: 2 burpees / 2nd place: 4 burpees

RELAY #2
• Teams wait in Al Gore
• First PAX completes 10 monkey humpers (IC) and then bear crawls to cone and back • Repeat for all PAX
• 1st place: 2 burpees / 2nd place: 4 burpees

RELAY #3
• Teams wait in low plank position
• First PAX completes 10 Bonnie Blairs, then 30 SSH
• Repeat for all PAX 2x
• 1st place: 2 burpees / 2nd place: 4 burpees

MARY: LBC, Boxcutters, Nolan Ryans

ANNOUNCEMENTS: street cleanup and 5k on Saturday (unrelated events), Thirsty Third Thursday next week

COT: From “Growth Mindset” by Carol Dweck: “Growth mindset describes a way of viewing challenges and setbacks. People who have a growth mindset believe that even if they struggle with certain skills, their abilities aren’t set in stone. They think that with work, their skills can improve over time.” We encounter this ourselves, and, if you have them, with our kids as well. Approach the day with a growth mindset instead of a fixed one, and see what’s possible.

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