• When: 2020-12-26
  • QIC: Alter Boy
  • The PAX: Handlebar, Voltron, Shake N’ Bake, Inuit, Papagiorgio, Broadhead


Boxing Day at Jumanji

7 pax assembled around the #ShovelFlag this morning at Jumanji to make their daily downpainment and burn off some Yuletide calories. While the Q kept The Herd moving around the AO, he sprinkled in a little lesson on the origin of the holiday most of us Americans don’t know anything about — Boxing Day.

The Thang:

Warmup lap around parking lot.

Pearls-on-a-String COP:

Shovel Flag

Windmills x 13

Hillbillies x 13

Imperial Walkers x 13

Mosey to track

Squats x 13

Thru the Tunnel x 13

Continue around the track toward DarkCorner

LBACs x 13 (Forward)

Overhead Arm Claps x 13

Raise the Roof x 13

LBACs x 13 (Backward)

Continue around track thru DarkCorner

‘Mercans x 13

Reverse crunches x 13

Flutter kicks x 13

Mosey to front of elementary school

Boxing Day Workout

26 reps of each exercise

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26, unless 12/26 falls on Sunday, and then it is observed on December 27.

Alternating Lunges

Squats

Lateral ski jumps

Front & back ski jumps

Rinse & Repeat

Mosey to middle school

Boxing Day originated in the United Kingdom and is celebrated in several countries that previously formed part of the British Empire.

‘Mercans

Overhead claps

Squats

Dips

Rinse & Repeat

Mosey around to front of school

Boxing Day began in the mid-1800’s, and was originally a holiday when poor tradesmen and servants received gifts. Employers often gave their service workers the day off along with bonus pay.

Peter Parkers

LBCs

Reverse crunches

Flutter kicks

Rinse & Repeat

Mosey around back side of school to Legoland

Boxing Day has evolved into a “Bonus Holiday” after Christmas for all who celebrate it. Boxing Day is marked primarily by shopping, feasts and sports.

Curls

Overhead press

Bent over Rows

Goblin squats

Rinse & Repeat

Mosey to Shovel Flag

Many soccer and rugby leagues in the UK set premier and rivalry matchups on Boxing Day. In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, cricket matches are played. In England, The King George VI Chase, the 2nd most prestigious horse race, is held on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is also one of the main fox hunting days of the year in the UK.

Mary:

Hello Dolly x 13

2 Turkish get-ups (OYO)

Russian Twist x 13

2 Turkish get-ups (OYO)

Bicycle crunches x 13

2 Turkish get-ups (OYO)

Hillbillies x 13

Boat / canoe

So WHY is this holiday known as “Boxing Day”??? Unfortunately, the exact origin of the name is uncertain. The two primary thoughts are that it is named after the boxes of gifts that were given to the servants, or the alms boxes churches used to collect donations for the poor. Either way, Boxing Day has basically devolved into a bonus holiday or extra day of Christmas for those who celebrate it.

Happy Boxing Day!

COT

BOM led by Shake N’ Bake

Moleskin:

T-claps for our prestigious guests that made the trip over from the west this morning — Voltron and Shake N’ Bake! Thank you for joining The Herd this morning, Brothers! These #HIM are the embodiment of what F3 is all about and it was a real treat to have them join us today. Aye!

As we toured our way around the AO learning about Boxing Day (does EVERYONE think it’s a Canadian Holiday??? LOL!), the question that kept being asked was — Why do they call it Boxing Day??? Well, as we found out at the end of the workout, we’re not 100% sure! But it sure was fun keeping the pax in suspense for an hour.

The only thing that was unable to make it through the workout was YHC’s phone. Plenty of charge, but evidently 22* is below the recommended temperature to operate for an extended period of time. Thankfully, the Q could remember most of the workout after his #DigitalWeinke conked out and was able to make it to the endex.  Please take a moment to read the devo below as it is tied into one of the key points of today’s workout.

Aye!

 

Devo: The Least of These

Scripture Reading — Matthew 25:31-46

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. — Matthew 25:40

We saw him in the city of Chicago near the place where we were staying. His name was John, and he was homeless. His only means of transportation was a wheelchair. No matter how often he was invited to come inside or urged to stay at a shelter, he refused. The only thing he did accept was some change and some leftover food. Some people would label him a loser.

In today’s parable the Lord Jesus uses a different name to describe millions of people like John. He calls them “the least of these.” The unborn child; the person who is mentally or physically challenged; people who are homeless, or hungry, or refugees; people in prison; people who might never be able to live productive lives—all are among “the least of these.” And Jesus does not mean these are lesser people, as if they were not as important as others. He adds that whatever we do for someone in need, we do it for him. As Mother Teresa of Calcutta put it, “When we look into the face of one of them, we see the face of Jesus.”

It’s not up to us to judge people like John, who was homeless—or anyone else who may face challenges or be at a disadvantage. Our task is simply to reach out and show Jesus’ love.

Ask the Lord today to open your eyes to see his face in the faces of people who are down and out, disadvantaged, or challenged in other ways. And pray for a willingness to reach out.

Prayer:

Lord, help us to realize that whatever we do for people in need, we are doing it for you. Amen

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