12.17.2019 – Christmas Countdown – Wild Kingdom Back Blast

Back Blast: Christmas Countdown
Date: 12.17.2019
AO: Wild Kingdom

Pax: Butterfly, Crab Cakes, Uncle Rico, Barn door, Slick, Hog, Rollbar, Tonight Show
QIC: Tonight Show

Conditions: 18 degrees.  A real howler in December.

Tonight Show issued the mission statement and disclaimer and led the pax off to begin trimming the tree.

Warm-a-rama:
At the boat docks, pax circled up and completed the following exercises.

  • Hairy Rockettes * 12 (IC)
  • Steve Earle *12 (IC) (CH Squat + Hillbilly)
  • Blades of Steel * 10 (IC)
  • Sun gods * 10 (IC) F+R
  • Suicide squats (baby “Brazilian”, regular, deep)

Pax returned to play ground and divided into 3 groups for 3 station beatdown.

The Thang:
Station 1: Christmas Baubles (mini-murph)

  • Pull-ups * 5
  • Merkins * 10
  • Squats * 15

Station 2: Silver Bells (coupons)

  • Table Shrugs * 15
  • Goblet Squats * 10
  • Curls * 15
  • Thrusters * 10
  • Clean and Press * 10
  • Burpees * 15

Station 3: Ice skate around Rockefeller Plaza (run lap around parking lot)
After 3.25 rounds Omaha was called and pax circled up for 6 minutes-of-mary

6MOM:
YHC asked Hog what he was hoping Santa would bring him for Christmas.  He was hoping for some time off. YHC on the other was going to ask for LBC’s.  

  • 25 LBC’s IC

YHC asked Rollbar what he was asking Santa for.  Turns out he had wisened up and decided to ask for Sweat Angels.

  • 25 Sweat Angels IC

YHC mentioned that Crab Cakes looked like the kinda guy that might get coal in his stocking so we did some gas pumpers.

  • 25 Gas Pumpers IC

COT:
YHC comes from a Christian background so a disclaimer was issued for the COT.  I have learned over the last 16 years walking with Jesus that Christians are accused of a lot of things.  Some things ring true and at Christmas I want to acknowledge if you see Christians as hypocrites then I would like to invite you to join one of them (me) at church for Christmas.  During this time I’m reminded that God did something miraculous 2000 years ago. He stepped into earth in a moment in time to change the course of human history. It was change a towards hope and not despair. This quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer captures it perfectly.

“…And then, just when everything is bearing down on us to such an extent that we can scarcely withstand it, the Christmas message comes to tell us that all our ideas are wrong, and that what we take to be evil and dark is really good and light because it comes from God. Our eyes are at fault, that is all. God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Pain is real and this is not intended to diminish it rather it is an invitation to hand your pain and burdens over to Jesus at Christmas and see how your life can be different.

Merry Christmas brothers!

Announcements:
Yesterday was Excite Bike’s birthday.  He turned 6 and YHC is so very proud to have the privilege to be his dad.  He helps me to accelerate.

Always proud to be part of this group
SYITG!
Tonight Show

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