PAX (18): Caffey, Cookie, Devito, FannyPack, Groundhog, Lefty, Lil Hurt, MillerTime, No-See-Um, Pinkey, Scar, Special K, The Kid, Trebek, Wilson, Wham, Red Rider
A couple of years ago after a rough month of IPC I decided a little fun was in order and put together a nerf baseball game with some mix in of exercises.
I felt it was time to have a field day again for some fun competition. That was a key word for Scar who joined the usuals today.
I gave the usual disclaimer. Everyone heard the disclaimer right? Today, more than ever, it is important that it was heard…
A mosey to the upper lot for SSH, IW, WP, and arm circles/covids. Off to the FOD
Event 1: Sharks and Minnows
Pax lined up one the out field fence. The goal was to get across the field to the third base fence without being tagged by the shark(s) with the pool noodle. I appointed Devito first shark as he seemed to dominate the IPC challenges (although No-See-Um and Special K were top of the boards and would have also been great choices)
For round one if you are tagged you drop for 10 mercans and grab a pool noodle to become a shark. Thie tables turned quickly (and one turned ankle too) and after three trips The Kid was the last man standing.
For round two penalty is 15 squats. Kid took on shark duty and was able to tag a couple of others before also having to sit out. Pax take the school yard games seriously.
Lil Hurt also demonstrated why you never slow down when Lefty tagged him on the warning track.
I could tell everyone was gassed so on to…
Event 2: Crab v Bear Soccer
Threw down a couple of hard to see goal cones and split the teams. One team is bear crawling, one is crab walking. If a team scores the losers do 15 LBCs and then switch bear/crab position.
Cookie brought the fancy foot/claw work for ball handling but Pinkey on goal was the MVP of the game. You would think bears have the advantage but crabs got a couple of goals including the game winner.
Event 3: Red Light Green Light
Classic rules but the moving pax are lunge walking. If caught you have 10 mercans and sit out. Lefty won round one and another incredible pax won round two.
Gather the gear and back to the flag
A few rounds of mary including a kind of copperhead big boy. No worries Wilson, you’ll be Qing in no time.
Prayers for NoSeeUms wife, Cookie’s dad, Pinkey, and Pinkey’s dad.
This is the week to come check out Nirvana.
Convergence in October
Hangout to watch others do Burpees this Sunday
Pinkey took a moment in TNT to talk about how great it’s been to sit and work with this kids on homework and have good 1 on 1 time to engage. This sparked a bigger conversation in how we talk to our kids and what we expect of them.
Personally, this was so wonderful to hear dad’s being vulnerable. These are areas I struggle with in the house with seemingly constant reminders of basic requests and the anger it brings out in me. It is good to know this community is here to discuss and support each other.
In fact when I saw a post on twitter about a dad struggling with this and looking for help. The number one suggested book was ‘The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read” I take that as a sign for me…