Strategy Game at the Farm

AO: The Farm

QIC: Infinity

The PAX: Chile, Running Man, Buzz, Cadence, and Dictator.

WarmUp: 20 SSHs IC, 10 Don Quixote, 10 Cherry Pickers IC, 10 Michael Phelps IC, 15 Little Bitty Arm Circles w/raised leg IC,15 Merkins, 15 Mountain Climbers IC, 5 IT Band Stretches each side IC, and 300m mosey.

The Thang:

Strategy Game: divide up the PAX into two teams.

Each team will run the same course, but decide which and how many exercises they will be doing throughout the workout.

The objective is to accumulate all the coupons first.

There are four stations, 50m apart, at which the teams will obtain one coupon after completing their choice of “Payment” exercises. There will be a one coupon for each team at each station.

To travel to each station, the teams will choose among the following “Traveling” exercises (keep in mind that after station 1, there will be coupons involved):

  1. Walking Lunges

  2. Backward Run

  3. Bear Crawl

  4. Crab Walk

At each station, the teams will choose among the following “Payment” exercises (done without coupons):

  1. HRR Merkins

  2. Squats

  3. Big Boi Sit-ups

  4. Burpees

For these “Payment” exercises, the teams will allocate the following reps (each rep must be used only once):

  1. 10

  2. 20

  3. 30

  4. 40

The teams must agree on the choice of “Traveling” exercises, “Payment” exercises, and the allocation of reps to those “Payment” exercises.

The first team to obtain all four of its coupons is the winner.

Nex, we ran back through the stations (w/o coupons), stopping at each one to execute 1-2 exercises as follows: 20 SSHs IC, 15 Jump Squats, 10 Break Dancers IC, 10 Banana roll-over to Supermans, 10 Sweat Angels IC, 10 Cup Checks IC, 20 Flutter Kicks IC.

Observations: The difference between strategy and skill is that skill pertains to how well someone does something, whereas strategy is optimization of those skills and other things to bring about success. This workout incorporated both skill and strategy. Gold team ended up winning, thanks to Chile’s wise choices of workouts and reps, but both teams won in getting a good workout. A workout that received a thumbs up from Dictator!


After Thursday morning’s workout, I forgot to recover our shovel flag, and I failed to realize this mistake until 5pm the next day. When I arrived, I found the shovel flag standing where it is now.

I was very grateful to see it standing there. I am very thankful for the respect and honesty in others that kept it there. I shared the following quote, and then we prayed:

“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” Nelson Mandela.

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