Six Christmas-Ready Pax braved a cold Christmas Eve morning at SlothHill as visions Burpees danced in their heads.
30 Side Straddle Hops IC
25 Imperial Walkers IC
25 Abe Vigodas IC
25 Heel Raises IC
Plank up for an explanation of the festivities to come:
The Pax were called upon to perform a modified Jingle Bell run between all destinations. As with the standard version, the pax at the six was to make his way to the front singing a Christmas Carol with the added provision that the group could continue enroute as long as the verses of the carol continued. No repeating of verses was allowed and once the singing stopped, the pax leading the effort must call for an exercise to be performed. Rinse and repeat until the destination was reached.
The first stop was just a short mosey to the second shelter for a round of Elevens featuring Commando Pull-ups and Box Jumps. Unfortunately YHC failed to realize how severely lacking in Christmas spirit this group was since it took a complete rotation of all six Pax (and the required six sets of exercises) just to reach that first destination.
Upon completion of the last Box Jump, the group set out for the playground but still required a full rotation of all six Pax, and the ensuing exercises, in order to reach the desired destination. There we were gifted with Playground Sevens of Pull-ups and Big Boy Situps.
Well behind the anticipated schedule, the Pax backtracked just a bit and SLOWLY made our way to the top of StinkHill via the back trail, stopping all too frequently for more exercise sets due to our group’s very poor knowledge of Christmas lyrics. Fearing we may never get back to the flags, the game was modified on the fly to allow Carol repeats as Gandalf had gone so far as to immediately forfeit his opportunity to lead a carol and instead, move right into the inevitable exercises.
Upon finally making it back to the flags, YHC , wishing to build on Dreamliner’s SinkHill message from the day previous, Recounted the true meaning of Christmas (as related by Linus to Charlie Brown in a Charlie Brown Christmas) and as stated in the King James Version of:
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
The world is full of sin, pain, sadness, suffering, and loss, and there are times when we will experience those things in our lives. But when we do, we have the full assurance that we have nothing to fear because when faced with adversity, we need only call upon the Lord. He will not put before us any more than we can handle as long as we put our trust in Him.
Keep giving it away men,