Today for Healthy Lifestyles, we set out on a philanthropic mission to deliver flyers to local businesses promoting the Harvest of the Month! Sadly our efforts were thwarted by the rainfall. We were able to deliver a few flyers before the rain picked up enough for the group to unanimously decide to return to the center for lunch. Unfortunately we were far enough from the center at this point that we still had plenty of walking to do. We survived though! And nary a complaint! Thanks team! We all then settled in for some much deserved hot chocolate. Hopefully next time we volunteer the weather is more cooperative. 😊
Today for Healthy Lifestyles we had an official training day for the Hearty Party 5k coming up in February! We called it the Salmon Run, because our main objective was to walk by the salmon running in Whatcom Creek. We saw a lot of people fishing as we walked through Maritime Heritage Park, but they had to compete with the hungry seals and mischievous seagulls. It was quite a show! We hiked along the Whatcom Creek Trail, and by the time we returned to the center for lunch we had walked 2.94 miles! “I saw that fish jumping!” said 2 Lincoln 1. “It was a little rainy as we walked,” pointed out Raindrop, with a touch of understatement. Puzzlemaster noticed the bridge, the fish, and the seagulls. Yes, there was a lot to see on our rainy walk, and we’re getting closer to being ready for our 5k!
Today we returned to CrossFit Iron Industry! We had so much fun last time that we just had to go again. We started out with different ladder hops, working on mobility and reflex.
Once we were all warmed up we got our stretch on, getting limbered up is important before activity!
Next, Josh taught us rolling techniques on the floor. This is an important skill in everyday life, getting out of bed, out of the car or up from the floor after sitting or falling. Learning how to fall also helps us safely navigate our life, and teaches us muscle memory for maintaining these skills. “When you roll, you’ve gotta be safe” says Two Lincoln One. Jalapeño Superhero said “Rolling is good for when you get out of bed, very very carefully when you sit up.”
After getting down it was time to get UP! Josh taught us progressions for rope climbing. We first lowered ourselves to the ground with the rope, and then climbed back up to standing. The next step was holding ourselves off the ground on the rope, helping us build up muscles for climbing. “When stuck in a swamp or quicksand, you could use this to climb out of there!” said Rock & Roll Dude.
We finished off the day with Musical Chairs with a twist! Using medicine balls, we raced in circles grabbing the first ball when the music stopped. We practiced low squats by sitting on the balls. “We like that gym, I want to go back again. I like that gym” said Jalapeño Super Hero!
”I liked the running and jumping on the ladder, jump jumpy jump like a kangaroo” said Turkey.
It’s safe to say we will be back again! Thank You Josh and everyone at CrossFit Iron Industry!
Today we headed over to Cornwall Park to walk along the trails on this nice crisp fall day. We waited out the rain inside the Max Higbee Center before riding the bus over to our destination . It was a rather peaceful walk for everyone and we took our time hiking around the perimeter of the park. We strolled amongst the trees and saw several squirrels. “It’s a nice day,” said Superhero Jalapeño, who rarely lets the elements get to him. And it’s true, it turned out to be a pretty nice day out there. “I’m really good at getting in my steps,” shared Princess, who pointed out how she is tracking progress on her Apple Watch. “I especially liked the part of the day where we walked around the outside of the park and looked at the trees,” said Butterfly Bobby. Yes, we sure saw a number of good-looking trees. “We saw trees,” seconded Simba. When we returned to the center, the group chose to have an improvised dance party to Disney music! It helped burn even more calories and put most of us in a pretty good mood.
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