QIC: Aristotle, Co-Q Yosef (for MARY)
PAX: Aristotle, Iditarod, Yosef, Scraps, Ace, Jack, King, NPR, Grohl, Schnitzel, Seagull, Mr. Roboto
Super Mario Circle of Pain: an 8-Bit idea turns slightly two-bit execution due to glitches, but 12 PAX did a fun workout.
YHC programmed a custom soundboard app on his phone with basic sound effects from the original Super Mario Bros. Bringing the game into the real world.
Warm O Rama:
Short lap around MMC parking lot, with Politician and side-skip thrown in
All exercises IC:
Willie Mays Hays x10
Front Arm Circles x8
Reverse Arm Circles x8
Overhand claps x8
Good Mornings x10
Slow, deep squats x10
Long lap around MMC parking lot, with intermittent “jump” sounds to signal a mid-run hop, and the “time running out” sound to signal a sprint to our circle spot.
The Thang: Super Mario COP
Sound FX from the app correspond to an exercise:
Coin = Two ‘Mericans (because $$$)
1-UP = Burpee
Jump = Split lunges, each leg
Pipe = Two squats
(honorable mention to Fire Ball and Pause, which got no assignments but were randomly pressed)
Everyone gets a turn to play. One PAX planks while retaining control of the sounds. Planking PAX mashes a button, and all do the exercise. Initially button-mashing was for as long as they could hold a plank. Switched up to 1 minute timers due to other-worldly ab strength becoming an unfair advantage (“Dad, when do I get a turn?!”)
Some went completely random. Some stuck mostly to one exercise for their tenure. All had a good time and got to work.
Due to water buildup and phone unreliability, there were app glitches. MC included requests to just call out the workouts, and how the phone issues were straight out of a Portlandia episode (true). Cobains to all for two-bit execution of a cool 8-bit idea.
Old-school speak: had to stop the game a few times to blow the dust out of the cartridge and resume play. You know how it is.
Mario and Luigi gotta be super jacked with all that running and jumping. Must be all the mushrooms.
Technology is a good supplement to a workout, but cannot be relied upon. Need to be able to do without.
When we got into a groove, it was good. Without the glitches we would have been sufficiently smoked.
KISS principle. Too many moving parts. Will refine and simplify the process and execute again soon (maybe next time with Sonic the Hedgehog sound FX).
The conn was handed to co-Q Yosef for the last 10 with the Mary. Yosef remembered Mario was a little pudgy around the middle and didn’t want the PAX’s abdominals to feel neglected.
25 LBC’s, 25 adolescent situps (half situps), 25 WW II sit ups on OYO.
Flutter kicks in cadence x 16
Scissor kicks in cadence x16
Reverse situps x30
Bicycles x20 in cadence
PAX were relieved to hear we were out of time, but sad to hear we only did 3/4 of what I had planned for the abs. Will save the smoker for another day.
Mosey back to starting position.
BOM/BOL- Aristotle likened following Jesus to playing the best video game ever– one where you get free plays, but you aren’t the hero, the game is already won, there are infinite lives, and it lasts forever. Prayed for PAX to catch that vision of eternity and the resurrection as much more attractive than temporary pursuits, look forward to that hope, and share with others.
BULLHORN-Tuesday is Anniversary Q for Iditarod-Lets mark it as High Post Tuesday-Our high number since starting this thing is 20 PAX. See if we can break that for Iditarod’s Anny-Q
September 23-Greenhouse Ministries Oil Change day-Air Wolf is heading up-Great way to serve the underprivileged of our community. No experience necessary Air Wolf and company can teach anyone willing.