…and all through YHC’s house, were scraps of paper the size of a mouse. 5 pax showed up early on a holiday morning for a Christmas-themed beatdown that was not YHC’s usual #12Days plan (those are so last week). Hope you like reading poetry.
Conditions: mid-50s and finally not raining
YHC has a Santa hat stuffed with numbered slips of paper. On each one is a verse from “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (better known as “`Twas the Night Before Christmas”) and some sort-of-related exercises. Pax take turns pulling one, reading the verse, and calling the exercises. #LikeSo:
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
ARM CIRCLES x24 IC (12 forward / 12 back)
SHOULDER PRESS x24 IC
HOLD AIR CHAIR
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
BUTT KICKERS x12 IC
HIGH KNEES x24 IC
IMPERIAL WALKERS x19 IC
When out on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash.
BIG BOY SITUPS x12 OYO
MERKINS x24 OYO
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of midday to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.
BURPEES x8 OYO
SPRINT TO WALL
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
“Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
SPRINT TO PULLUP BARS
MOSEY TO BASKETBALL COURT
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
P1 JUMP SQUATS AMRAP
P2 SUICIDE x1
MOSEY OUT THE GATE
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
FREDDIE MERCURY x12 OYO
MTN CLIMBERS x24 OYO
SQUATS x19 OYO
MOSEY TO BLOCK CAGE
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
P1 FARMERS CARRY BLOCKS TO OAK TREE
P2 LUNGE WALK TO OAK TREE
FLAPJACK & REVERSE
(@Teddy has been hunting for the pax for 20 minutes, finally joins the group here)
His eyes–how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
BOAT CANOE (with block)
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
TEDDY ROLLS x12 OYO
LBC x24 OYO
RAY CHARLES x19 OYO
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
RUSSIAN TWISTS x19 (with block)
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
OVERHEAD PRESS x12 OYO
CURLS x24 OYO
TUCK JUMPS x19 OYO
PUT UP BLOCKS
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
JAILBREAK TO FLAG
To YHC’s surprise, there were still 3 minutes left, so 1 round of #DealersChoice topped it all off: SSH, 24 more merkins, 8 more burpees, a few more sit-ups and squats.
COT, BOM, done.
The pax put up with YHC’s #12Days workout for the past 4 years, and a bunch of AOs did those last week (including Woodshed), so YHC decided to try something new. This was loosely inspired by @Beads’ epic Halloween workout tradition at #DawnStrike and #Thunder. Maybe YHC will do a soundtrack or bring a Christmas tree next year–oh, who are we kidding.
- All AOs closed tomorrow, Merry Christmas!
- New Year’s Day convergence and new nan’tan announcement, venue TBD
Pipeline out. Ho ho ho.