This week has been a hard one. Dr. Doolittle and I both had to say goodbye to our sweet 16 year old pups. Sweet Prada received news that she was hoping she wouldn’t. Semper Fi is worrying about her child. Wonder Wiman is grieving and missing her Mama. So many of us are not ok right now. I thought perhaps we should work through some of our emotions together. So, that is what we did today.
We warmed up with arm circles, stretches, gorilla swings, TTTs in cadence, and Toy Soldiers in cadence. Then we got started.
We did 3 Timed AMRAPS, each an emotion.
First up was Anger – 15 Minutes:
17 Half Burpees
17 Shoulder Taps
17 Kicks of Choice
17 Flutter Kicks
Then we ran a lap. I encouraged the ladies to really run and put their anger into their speed. We repeated until our 15 minute timer went off.
Next up was Sadness, for 13 minutes. These moves were meant to be slow and deliberate.
17 Tricep Kickbacks
17 Side Lunges
17 Chicken Wings
17 Reverse Crunches
We moseyed a lap and repeated until the timer went off.
Last we moved on to peace for 12 minutes. These moves were meant to be completed with strength.
17 Around the Worlds
17 Push Ups
17 Leg Lifts
17 OH Presses
Lt. Dan (1 squat, 4 walking lunges, then 2 & 8, then 3 & 12) down the lane and run back. Thankfully we only had to LT. Dan once! We completed the exercises again until the timer went off.
We stretched, snap a pic, and circled up. We had a lot of prayer requests this morning. There is a lot to be sad about right now. I encourage each of you to think about one good thing that happened today and focus on that good. My focus is this beatdown and my friends and my strong body.
We met our FNG and named her Thin Mint since she loves to bake and cook all things, but chocolate and mint are her favorites!
We did our name-o-Rama and then went to face the rest of our day. Thank you ladies for helping me process my feelings this morning!!