Christmas and Reindeer Games

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  • When: 12/03/2019
  • QIC: Doink
  • The PAX: Aquaman, Fifty Cent, Scholls

4 Pax ventured out in the “Frickin’ Freezin’ Florida” gloom for a Christmas themed (and weather appropriate) workout.

There should have been at least 5 Pax but we’re not going to mention name of the fartsacker who was nestled all snug in his bed (with visions of sugar plums dancing in his head, no doubt!)

Disclaimers given (YHC is not a pro + F3 core principles) and we’re off:

Warm Up:

  • 12 Burpees OYO (get the chill out)
  • Michael Phelps x12
  • LBACF/B x12
  • Reacher x12
  • Merkins x12

The Thang:

Mosey (actually walk since it was only about 50 feet away) to Concession Stand:

Bench Workout:

25 dips + 25 step ups + 25 derkins + 25 irkins

We had festive music going, but somewhere around this time the damn speaker’s battery failed…

Move on to CHRISTMAS: all exercises 25 Reps

C – Chinups/Pullups/Inverted Rows (modified as needed)
H – HR Merkins
R – Reverse Crunch
I – Imperial Squat Walkers
S – Shoulder Taps
T – Travoltas
M – Merkins
A – Aussie Burpees
S – Smurf Jacks

Mosey to turf field:

Reindeer Games

Stop at each corner — run field twice (8 stops in honor of Santa’s reindeer) and perform 25 reps each:

DASHER = “Down/Ups” (jump squats)

DANCER = Dry Docks (YHC screwed up: this was supposed to be Diamond Merkins, but it was too dark to see his weinke)

PRANCER = Plank Jacks

VIXEN = V-ups

COMET = Chilly Jacks

CUPID = Carolina Dry Docks

DONNER = Diamond Merkins (audible called here)

BLITZEN = Burpees

RUDOLPH = Run AYG to Flag for CoT


Countoff and Name-0-rama

Announcements: Kraken needs volunteers (Pax on IR, Ms, 2.0s) to help man launch and power stations. Request to start purchasing small bottles of water for Pax participating in the CSAUP. F2 Lunch. F3 Christmas Party on Dec. 7 (see slack for info)

Prayer requests: for 2.0 and anxiety, family dynamic issues, others left unspoken but known by the SkyQ.

I didn’t have any deep message but I did relay that one of my favorite stories is A Christmas Carol—I reread this every year. The redemption of Scrooge and needing to treat our “fellow passengers to the grave” with compassion and empathy is the critical part of the story for me. This is reflected in the story when Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, stops in the counting house to wish his uncle a merry Christmas and he’s met with indignation and mockery. His full response sums out the beauty of this season to me:

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

I just need to remember to keep that mindset all the year through as Scrooge eventually managed to do…

Thank you for allowing me to lead today gentlemen.

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