December 19, 2019

On the 12th Day of Christmas my Q gave to me

Arrived a little early, PreRuckers were finishing up, enjoyed the last few minutes in my heated seat before stepping out into the chilly brisk morning. Lochte and Spirit Stick must have been afraid of my Q, as they took off after the pre-ruck to possibly make some other pressing 5:30AM appointment on their calendars. Also, clear skies and 28 degrees with little to no wind.


Informed PAX (who were present at the start) that by simply participating they were assuming full responsibility.

It was cold, we needed to warm up. Started off with 10 burpees OYO inserted with comments that this reminded them of an O Positive Q. Started the hotly anticipated 90’s rock playlist, a little RHCP to start us off. Next we moved to SSH x 20 IC. At this time Haverford joined the crew expressing that he was late because his windshield was frozen over. Arm Circles x 10 forward and 10 backwards IC, High Knees x 20 IC, a quick 30 sec stretch and a brisk mosey around the Pickering Center.

At this point Meter Maid pulled into the parking lot. Right on time. Started out with 40 second super sets. 1 min per exercise, 40 seconds AMRAP, 20 seconds recovery. We did Upper, Core, then Lower exercises. 5 rounds.

  1. Diamond Merkins, LBCs, Bonnie Blairs
  2. Military Merkins, WW2 Situps, Squats
  3. Wide Merkins, Low Plank Hold, Monkey Humpers
  4. Scorpions, American Hammers, Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Carolina Dry Docks, BBS, Calf Raises (Faced in, straight, & out).

While all that was going on, discussions about the various rock groups and songs ensued. Everyone agreed that Meter Maid’s knowledge of the intimacies of the various bands was above and beyond, going into marital bonds and band swapping amongst the rock stars. Cheezsteak pointed out the liberal undertones of Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction. “When I want something, I don’t want to pay for it, I walk right through the door, Walk right through the door”. Also forgot that President Donald Trump had a cameo in Home Alone 2.

We took another brisk mosey around the pickering center and I introduced the 12 Days of Christmas. Performed like the song. 1st day: 1 BBB, 2nd day: 2 TGs and 1 BBB, 3rd day: 3 Clurpees, 2 TGs, and 1BBB…adding more exercises as we went along. Sadly, we only got to 11 before I was time checked and it happened to be 6:15. Wheezer also invented a new move, the Turkish Body Bag Builder.

  1. Body Bag Builder
  2. Turkish Getups
  3. Clurpees (Clap Burpees)
  4. Colombian Neckties
  5. Diamond Merkins
  6. Bonnie Blairs
  7. LBCs
  8. Jump Squats
  9. Mountain Climbers
  10. War Hammers (WW2 Situp with 4 American Hammers)
  11. Alternating Shoulder Taps
  12. Carolina Dry Docks

Didn’t see her today.

7 PAX, 0 FNGs In order of appearance: Cheezsteak, Woody, Landline, Brutus, Wheezer, Haverford, MeterMaid

1 John Chapter 2 Verse 15-16: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Reminded the PAX that in an increasingly materialistic world, especially promoted during the holiday season, a lot of emphasis is placed on getting presents, Christmas Trees, decorations, Santa, etc. But the real reason for the season is a celebration of the birth of Christ.

TLDR: Spend more time to reflect on God and family and less time worrying about presents and Santa.

Random Thoughts: Yards with deflated Christmas decorations look like a Christmas war zone. If we didn’t take that extra lap, maybe would could have hit the 12th day of Christmas. MeterMaid would own the 90s Rock category in Jeopardy. Clurpees suck, I’ll probably leave them out from future Q’s.

Todays Playlist included hits from band such as: Red Hot Chili Peppers, FooFighters, Bush, Soundgarden, Weezer, Offspring, Blur, Pearl Jam, Third Eye Blind, Jane’s Addiction, The Black Crowes, Rage Against the Machine, Seven Mary Three, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, & The Stone Roses.

Joint workout with FiA and 2.0s at Mothership this Saturday at 8AM. No 7AM Mothership BC.

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