- Created: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 18:34
- Written by Julia White
Today at ELITEAM we... were grateful the rainy forecast brightened up allowing us to hit the ropes courses! Half the group conquered the ropes in the morning while the other half were treated to an ultra leg-burning workout on the field and in the gym. We switched in the afternoon and finished our day off with some acro-yoga. In between there were puppy sightings, fun, fear, challenges, wipe-outs, blindfolds, water balloons, smiles, new friends and messy tacos.
What was your favorite activity today and why?
Ellie S: I liked all of the activities today, especially the duck duck goose/ telephone game.
Casey: The Tango because it was fun trying to carry a water balloon to the other side and throw it into the bucket.
Ashley: The ropes course. I liked it the most because it was fun and I became closer with people I didn’t know so well before.
Lily K: I loved the vertical playpen because I got up the fastest I ever had and I was able to squeeze the chicken at the top!
Quinn: The ropes courses because they were a challenge!
Courtland: The launch pad because it was fun to fly through the air and have a very defined goal.
Will: The ropes courses because you can set a defined goal and once you accomplish it you can take it further and set another.
Reilly: The ropes courses, because they were so thrilling.
Lawton: The ropes course because it was active, fun and challenged my fears.
Jabes: My favorite activity was the leg routine. But I also really liked the ropes course.
What was your most challenging moment in the ropes course?
Ellie S: The Dangle Duo because Maya and I had to work together a lot due to being so short, so we had to rely on one another.
Casey: Making it to last section of the dangle duo.
Ashley: Definitely climbing the rope on the vertical playpen. Once I finished, I still had a long way up so I became very tired.
Lily K: Doing the Tango ropes course blindfolded.
Quinn: The Vertical Playpen.
Courtland: The top of the Vertical Playpen was very hard!
Will: Getting one foot tied behind me on the Dangle Duo.
Reilly: The 7th bar on the Dangle Duo.
Lawton: Probably the vertical playpen because it was very taxing.
Jabes: Sitting in the beam with no hand holds as my partner used me to climb up.
Which ropes course element was the most fun?
Ellie S: The Tango.
Casey: The launch pad was the coolest element. It was cool trying to catch the water balloons too.
Ashley: The vertical playpen. I loved going so high up and squeezing the chicken.
Lily K: The launchpad was my favorite because I caught the water balloon in the air.
Quinn: The diving board!
Courtland: The launchpad!
Will: The Vertical Playpen.
Reilly: ALL OF THEM!
Lawton: The launchpad because it was super fun.
Jabes: I liked the Vertical Playpen the best.
How did you “make it count” today?
Ellie S: By not giving up during the balance activity, even after falling several times.
Casey: I made up the vertical playpen for the first time.
Ashley: By trying the Burg Und Thal a bunch! I kept doing it and I got a lot more comfortable with it, which was awesome.
Lily K: By setting goals and accomplishing them in the ropes and making sure I did the exercises to the best of my ability.
Quinn: I accomplished the Tango, even though I was scared.
Courtland: Today I tried to make it count by using everything I had and pushing it to the limit.
Will: No matter how much I wanted to quit I kept going.
Reilly: I made it count by working my hardest.
Lawton: I really pushed through pain, fatigue and fear.
Jabes: I tried to make the most of all the stuff we could do!