October 22, 2019

Soybean’s Free Christmas Party at the Toby Park Convention Center

THE SCENE: Cool. Several early PAX led to a lot of awkward standing around and talking about clothing choices. Grass was still wet from yesterday’s rain, leaving YHC the difficult choice of exercising on the unforgiving Sandlot pavement or getting wet in the soft grass. YHC chose grass.


SSH, IW, DP, Tempo Merks, arm circles fwd-n-bkwd

Mosey to the rugby pitch! The Slack discussion about Christmas parties inspired me. Farmer didn’t even show up!

Best 12 Days of Christmas in the World (performed like the song, with total rep counts in parenz):
1 – Overhead Clap (12)
2 – burpees (jump forward after one, backward after two) (22)
3 – diamond merkins (30)
4 – get-ups (36)
5 – V-ups (40)
6 – squat jumps (42) – Bookworm complained that I’d promised zero squats, which is true. A squat jump is a totally different exercise!
7 – 2-count mtn climbers (42)
8 – Merkins (40)

INTERMISSION: Mosey to the skate park, flutter kicks while waiting for the six. Then we did a short set of dips and decline Carolina dry docks. 

Everyone grab a ledge or bench. Dips were done in cadence, lowering on 1-2-3 then up on 4. 

Dips: 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
DCDD: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8

Mosey back to the pitch! LBCs while we waited for the six. 

9 – big boy sit-ups (36)
10 – low plank jacks (30)
11 – 4-count smurf jacks (22…some might say 44)
12 – 10-yard bear crawls, AKA bear crawl 60 yards and bear crawl back (1 = 12 x 10 = 120)

Mosey back to the parking lot for some overhead claps and a 30 second plank hold before ENDEX. 

9 PAX, 2 FNGs (Sac Fly, who gave up baseball for his would-be wife; Smalls, a history teacher whose favorite person from history was this man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Smalls)

Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is the only source of true, lasting rest. Are you seeking him?

Bookworm stuck around for FNG naming, then IG’d before my moving COT. Thunder Claps for picking up the six today!

‘Ccetti brewed some gourmet coffee for the PAX to enjoy. We discussed how he gets such depth of flavor from generic beans. We regretted the discussion.

‘Ccetti said his hands were cramping. We’ll have to do more hand stretches next time.

T-Claps to our FNGs this morning! Welcome to a whole new world!

Sac Fly was sponsored by Blart who didn’t bother showing up!

Once the others left, ‘ccetti, Moth Balls, and I decided to start a cover band, but we’re on hiatus because we can’t find a reliable drummer or decide on what genre to cover.