December 15, 2018

Twelve Days of Christmas

THE SCENE: There are swarms of birds circling looking for food as is customary when tigers are hunting. 47, misty, dark and friggin damp.


22 Imperail Walkers IC
21 Daisy Pickers IC
11 Arm Circles forward and 11 backwards IC

With Christmas less than 10 days away, today we will celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. As the song goes, you will complete item one, then two and one, then three, two and one and so on till we complete all 12 rounds of Christmas.
The movements are as follows:
  1. Run a lap OYO around the parking lot
  2. BBSUs IC
  3. Squats IC
  4. Flutter Kicks IC
  5. Merikans IC
  6. Lunges – IC
  7. Burpees – OYO
  8. Eight-Count Body Builders – IC
  9. Bobby Hurley – OYO
  10. Plank Jacks – IC
  11. Calf Raises – OYO
  12. Monkey Humpers – IC
8 PAX, no FNGs

With the holiday season upon us, the music at the mall announces that folks are dreaming of a white Christmas. That may be true. But in reality, many men are dreaming of something else white: a little more white space on our December calendars!

Pageants. Parties. Shopping for the M. Wrapping nights. At every turn there are people to see, things to do, stuff to buy. The hustle and bustle of this supposed-to-be-happy season can knock the holly-jolly right out of our holidays and replace it with hurried-up headaches instead.

As a result, our calendars become overloaded, crowding out the spiritual significance of the season.

Was hurriedness present the night Jesus was born? We might think that it was not. But actually, there was hurry present that night. However, it wasn't to the mall or grocery store that people were rushing.

"So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger." Luke 2:16 (NIV)

In the midst of our holiday hustle and tasks, we could stop. We could slow down long enough to hurry in another direction. We could put our activities on hold so we might quietly meet with our Lord. We could be settled and silent in the presence of Jesus.

As a result we just might discover an unhurried holiday: a season that will strengthen us spiritually instead of sapping our energy and joy.

Here's to more "white space" this Christmas; space that creates more room in our days for meeting with Jesus!


Shout out to Yardsale for pushing himself and completing 345 today. Great job! As he said F3 is incredible and a great chance for us men to push ourselves and get better each day.


Today is the Wearth Ruck at the Memphis National Cemetary. If you did not sign up, still show up and help out. This is open to the public and everyone can show up, only those that signed up will get a patch though. For those that have not done this before, it is a great chance to slow down and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we have this holiday season.