With the recent news that i’ll be moving to Charleston soon behind me, I’ve decided to take advantage of my time left in Lexington by spending as much time as possible with my F3 brothers. Saturday morning’s workout at Turning Point was a fantastic morning for YHC, one that I had been looking forward to (and preparing for) for a while.
I decided that I would combine my love for Christmas music with my (less-than) famous Tabata-Tunes workout to ensure that all who were in attendance got a balanced beatdown and had a chance to enjoy some quality music while they did so.
Here are the details…
41 and breezy
MOSEY to back of school for COP.
SSH X 15 IC
LBAC (front & back) X 10 IC
SQUATS X 15 IC
SLO-MO MERKINS X 10 OYO
IMPERIAL WALKERS X 15 IC
T-PLANK MERKINS X 10 IC
FLUTTER KICKS X 15 IC
6-ct. BURPEES X 10 IC
TABATA – 8 rounds: 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest for 4:00 total
MOSEY to upper blacktop
ROUND 1 – “Christmas in Hollis” by the Run DMC
Exercises included: Merkins, Shoulder Taps, Carolina Dry Docks, T-Plank Merkins (2 rounds of each)
MOSEY to steps
ROUND 2 – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Ray Charles
Exercises included: Calf Raises (toes in), Calf Raises (toes out), Calf Raises (regular), Monkey Humpers, Squats, Calf Raises (toes in), Calf Raises (toes out), Calf Raises (regular)
MOSEY around walking track to ramp near portables
ROUND 3 – “Must’ve Been Ol’ Santa Claus” by Harry Connick Jr.
Exercises included: Flutter Kicks, Leg Raises, BBSU, Imperial Walkers, Flutter Kicks, Leg Raises, BBSU, Imperial Walkers
MOSEY to back entrance near PE room.
ROUND 4 – “Your a Mean one, Mr. Grinch” by Dr. Seuss
Exercises included: Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees
MOSEY to teacher parking lot.
ROUND 5 – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by Bruce Springsteen
Exercises included: Merkins, Flutter Kicks, Gorilla Squats, Burpees, T-Plank Merkins, Leg Raises, Jump Squats, Burpees
MOSEY to front of school and pillar up.
ROUND 6 – “Do They Know It’s Christmastime” by Band Aid
Exercises included: People’s Chair, People Chair, BTTW, BTTW, People’s Chair, People’s Chair, High Plank, Low Plank
MOSEY to flag and circle up for MARY.
To honor Cheech, our fallen F3 Lexington Brother, we spelled out “FAITH” using various exercises.
ROUND 7 – “O Holy Night” by Shane and Shane
* Cross Ruck – 5:00 Christmas Eve morning (bring cans of soup)
* New Year’s Day Convergence – RBHS Stadium
* Digits’s family – Holidays, provision, grief process
* Swanson’s Dad
* Corbet Anderson
* The FiA and F3 Pax on the scene for Digits
* Ranger – leadership during this challenging time
“A Light in the Darkness”
For hundreds of years the prophets had been preparing the people for the coming of the Light. Luke tells us that the night he finally arrived there were shepherds in the fields with their flocks. These were ordinary men. Tired, dirty, smelly, earthy men doing their job and minding their own. It was the middle of the night. Dawn, they thought, was still hours away. They had no clue that the Light of history was about to dawn upon them.
Without warning, the black sky was broken by a piercing light brighter than the sun. It was a light not of this earth and unlike any light in the heavens; it was the light of God’s glory.
Luke’s account says the sky was filled with the hosts of heaven, the angels who dwell eternally around the throne of God. Without warning the night had become brighter than the brightest day.
Understandably filled with shock and fear, the shepherds were approached by one of the glorious beings who said, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy. For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
When we are in darkness—whether external circumstances or internal despair—we can search for signs that the dawn is coming. We long for any evidence that the shadows will lift. When no evidence is seen our faith can falter. But we must remember that sometimes God’s good news doesn’t appears like the slow dawning of the day, but like the sudden detonation of a bomb. Whatever darkness you are facing, whatever endless night surrounds you, remember the One who turns darkness into light and night into day. Remember the One who, in an instant, can turn our mourning into gladness and our tears into joy, and do not lose hope.