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Tree Biscuit – Shamrock:
As a group, Run to an un-slapped tree, slap it, everyone call out the running burpee total, do A single burpee, repeat.
Minutiae (aka Rules):
- A tree only gets tagged once.
- We travel as a pack, if you find yourself falling behind, skip a tree and burpee and keep moseying to catch up. It’s more fun and less confusing to have the group stay together, especially when we alternate taggers.
- Scaling is NOT cheating, it’s just scaling, no judgment here. You made it here and that’s enough.
- We’re going to be zig-zagging all over campus so the better we can stay together the more we’ll be able to keep an accurate count and not leave people behind. Plus it feels bad to tag a tree without everyone there doing it together.
- Taggers + Number cadence
- The tagger is the person closest to the nearest tree. They slap the tree and call out what the burpee running total is about to be. Similar to our cadence exercise routines, the whole group calls out the number and does a burpee.
- The tagger is typically in the front of the pack, however since we are traveling in a mob fashion that’s not always true.
- Similar to an indian run, each person should take turns being in front and tagging a tree. This makes the workout much more fun. If you have already tagged several trees then just slowly fade back and let someone else tag the next one.
- What’s a Tree:
- We don’t do burpees for any old shrub. They have to be worthy. Trees should be about 6 inches around and 10 feet tall.
- No Poison Ivy:
- In an attempt to not to get too dirty and get poison ivy, we’ll pass trees that are surrounded by shrubs and tall grass. Luckily we are in a very well manicured park where most of the trees have nicely mowed grass leading up to them.
- We are going off road for sure. The ground is very un-even around many of the trees. Be careful when running not to twist and ankle. And don’t hit your face on a rock or root when doing a burpee in the dirt.
- The louder you call out the number, the more you inspire your fellow brothers!
- At 50, 100, 150, 200 make sure the group catches up and circles around the tree, wait a few seconds. Do the burpee. Celebrating these milestones adds to the encouragement factor.
It’s not about the numbers but in the spirit of healthy competition here they are:
Previous Tree biscuits from other AO’s
- Juco – 156 – July 23, 2019
- Asylum – 200 – August 8th, 2019
- Truck Stop – 180 – September 25th, 2019
- The Project: 210 – December 10th, 2019
And Todays total
Shamrock – 216 – May 27, 2020
We burped until the clock ran out.
Circle of Men
1 corinthians 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
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