• When: 2018-12-20
  • QIC: Voltron
  • The PAX: Training Wheels(R), Recall, Notebook, Fish Wrap, Fast Casual, Rock Drop(R), Quest, Forrest

Bread And Sugar for Christmas

Weather: 45 degrees, Light Rain


Today was the last day for Crypt to send a Q to Arena in the Christmas Q exchange. Rocking Chair couldn’t make it, so YHC filled in. Apologies to Training Wheels for a repeat of Tuesday’s activities.


The Thang:

Intro, Disclaimer, Prayer and Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance.


Mosey around the parking lot.

High knees, then butt kicks, then continue to the middle of the parking lot.


Merkins X 12 IC


Slow-mo Merkins X 12 IC

Little Baby Arm Circles Forward, Overhead Claps, LBAC Reverse X 12 IC Each

Mosey over to the front of the school and partner up.

Partner 1 runs a lap around the loop in front of the school. Partner 2 does the designated exercise.

Partners swap and repeat.

After each exercise plank for the 6.

While planking after each exercise two pax would share a favorite Christmas story. Today’s stories were slightly more positive than those at Crypt Tuesday – today we had a trampoline, cap guns, 5-year old Quest opening ALL the presents at his house, etc. The best story of all came from Fast Casual. He grew up in Malawi, which is in the southeastern part of Africa. Both his grandfather and his father worked in a cookie factory there. On Christmas day the owner would have all of his employees come in with their families. He gave each family sugar and bread for Christmas, and they were very happy to receive it. Thanks for sharing FC.


Other exercises completed:




Mountain Climbers

Hand Release Merkins




Just enough time left for two more exercises:

Russian Twist X 12 IC

Flutter kicks X 36 IC for Digits, pause, and then X 2 more for Cheech as YHC always does.




Prayer Requests

Digits’ Family and all those involved and affected

YHC’s Citadel classmate Jay who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma

Putt-Putt recovering from surgery

Other Unspoken requests


–        Dec 24 Nativity Ruck 5AM – New Courthouse parking lot, bring canned goods

–        Jan 1 New Year’s Day Convergence at Graveyard 7AM

–        Feb 16 Dam-to-Dam relay


Borrowed from Thumbs Up  – a farming community in Alabama nearly lost all of its income source when the Mexican boll weevil wiped out the cotton crops in the early 1900’s. They adapted and started planting peanuts. Within 25 years they were much better off financially than they were before, and the peanuts were also better for maintaining the quality of the soil than cotton.

Sometimes events happen to us that we believe can never be overcome, but those very events could lead us to a better situation.