Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Puppypile Adventure


11 Warriors and 18 of RVA’s finest 2.0’s (including 5 FNG’s) posted for a cooler than expected Puppypile adventure. With everyone’s Garmin watches hitting 7:05am, we headed off into the unknown. According to eye witness reports, it went something like this:

COP (all x10): SSH, Arm Circles, Don Quixote’s, Helicopters, LBC’s, Merkins, Copperhead Squats, Flutter kicks. 5 Burpees OYO.

Thang 1. On the Carillon field: Bear Crawl to the 25 yd line, Bunny Hop to the 50 yd line, Lunge to the 75 yd line, run to the end, then turn around and Partner Carry all the way back. Props to the Dads who had 2 Kids and carried both on the way back!

Thang 2. Still on the Carillon field we played a game of Sharks and Minnows. Round 1, Kids are Bear Crawling across the field as the Minnows without getting caught by the Dads who are Crab Walking as the Sharks. Round 2 we switched. Lots of fun here!

Thang 3: Tree Touch (3 rounds). Dads do SSH while the Kids run to touch 2 trees and then back. Switch and repeato. That’s round 1. Repeat for round 2, except touching 3 new trees. Repeat for round 3, except touching 4 new trees.

Thang 4: Mosey to the Amphitheater and under the watchful eye of several security guards, Kids run from the bottom to the top of the Amphitheater and back down again while Dads do Step jumps. Switch and repeato. That’s round 1. Do again for another 2 rounds for a total of 3 rounds.

Thang 5: Mosey to the Rusty Cage. Dads and Kids do 5 pull-ups then run to the fire hydrant and do 10 LBC’s / WWII’s. That’s round 1. Do again for another 2 rounds for a total of 3 rounds.

Thang 5: E.F. Hutton takes the Q and we mosey back to the traffic circle. The group did a variety of exercises while each of the PAX took turns running around the traffic circle.

Head back to the flag. Number-a-rama. Name-a-rama. YHC took us out in prayer. Group picture at the end.

NMS. What a great morning! A chance to push our bodies and workout, yes, but more importantly a chance to do that with our kids. As a Dad, I’m always searching for ways to bond with my kids and spend quality time with them. A chance to face obstacles and overcome, together. A chance to challenge our minds and our bodies, together. A chance to practice teamwork and fortitude, together. I’m thankful Puppypile gives us that opportunity.

In that we welcomed 5 new 2.0 FNG’s: Llama and BB-8 (E.F. Hutton’s 2.0s), Macho Man (Sugar Sock’s 2.0), Creeper (Shakedown’s 2.0), and Preakness (Flange’s 2.0 FNG). Great showing!

Thanks for letting me lead such an amazing group! See ya in the gloom.



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  1. Great job Ollie, way to lead. Asked the 2.0s what their favorite part was and they said everything except when you were in charge dad.

  2. Nice work leading the PAX Ollie. My kids could do Sharks & Minnows the whole time they love it so much.

  3. Awesome job, Olivander! Preakness has a great time and still taking about it! She’ll be back for sure.