On the 1st Day of Christmas my Q-Love gave to me…


Four PAX posted to the Grill to kick off the Advent season F3-style.  The weather was more pleasant than expected – temps in low 30s, no wind, and the sun came out during the workout.  We got started a few minutes late as Teardrop rolled in at the last minute and then told us his missing gloves saga.  He ended up wearing his M’s gloves – very fashionable but we expect him to wear the matching hat and scarf next week.

The disclaimer was given, and we moseyed to the basketball court.

Being the beginning of December, YHC wanted to get us into the holiday spirit so we started with Advent:

1st week of Advent – Expectation and Hope.  Isaiah 53: 3-6

“He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.  He was despised, and we did not care.  Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down.  And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.  He was beaten so we could be whole.  He was whipped so we could be healed.  All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.  We have left God’s paths to follow our own.  Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.”

Warm-a-rama: Sun Gods, Abe Vigoda, Monkey Humper, Alabama Ass-Kicker, Mountain Climbers, Plank Jack, High Knees, Butt Kickers

 The Thang:

Mosey to bottom of Franklin Street

  • Heartbreak 1,2,3: team up; cumulative reps of 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, and 300 Squats while partner runs ~ 100 yards up the street and back.

Mosey to playground for a round of the 12-Days of Christmas.  The PAX quickly caught on that the gifts were not from their true love but rather from their “Q-Love” as YHC was not-so-affectionately dubbed.  However, these gifts were for the betterment of us all.

  • 12 Days of Christmas
  1. 30-second Plank (12 total)
  2. 2 Pullups (22 total)
  3. 3 Burpees (30 total)
  4. 4 American Hammers (36 total)
  5. 5 Crab Cakes (40 total)
  6. 6 Bobby Hurleys (42 total)
  7. 7 Dips (42 total)
  8. 8 Flutterkicks (40 total)
  9. 9 Walking Lunges (36 total)
  10. 10 Irkins (30 total)
  11. 11 Imperial Walkers (22 total)
  12. 12 Star Jacks (12 total)

By 8:00 we had only completed day 10 but since the boys were having such a fun time opening each new gift, by unanimous vote, we went into overtime to finish the routine.  All were pretty much smoked by the end.

COT: Thanks for answered prayer from last week; circumstances seem to have averted Teardrop’s nephew from making a bad decision.  Prayers for young people in our lives.