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I Want Christmas Presents and I Want Them Later?!


12 x Snow Angels (skipped because it involved SSH’s… idk what would have made me do this but everyone wants to do a 12-days themed Q so that was as afar as I got)
11 x Tie Fighter (if Baby Boomer is Present) or Baby Arm Circles IC (also skipped)
10 x OHC IC
9 x Tempo Squats IC
8 x Tempo Merkins IC
7 x Imperial Walkers
6 x Werkins IC
5 x Pickle Pointers
4 x Pickle Pounders
3 x Rainbow Drops
2 x Monkey Humpers
1 x Burpee

To the CMU pile – Falling Indian Run with a burpee.

We grabbed 2 CMUs first and then went back for 11’s (I forgot but then read from my Deinke)

11’s Squats & Merkins or Burpees & Cherry Pickers (choose your own adventure – PAX chose the boring option of Squats & Merkins)

At CMU Pile – get 2 blocks each (yes, 2!)
5 exercises, 10 reps per round. After each exercise run down and back to the crossing road (we went to the golf ball until Mermaid threw it back)

10 Deadlifts / Rows / T-spine rotations
10 Double Incline Merkins / Incline Merkins / Merkins
10 Double Goblet Squats / Goblet Squats /
10 Shoulder Shrugs / Single (middle) Shrugs / Air Shrugs
10 Double Swings (YHC did these) / CMU Swings / Seal Clap Squats

Bonus / wait for the 6:
Core chosen by the first PAX done.

Return Indian Run with burpees back to the Shovel Flag (even got some extra work in from Curveball thanks to the side parking lot he took)

Dealer’s Choice (well, except nobody’s SSH’s were involved in the making of this Mary).

Boat / Canoe Row, row, row your boat on pitch courtesy of Wax Job
5 PAX showed up and showed out!
Patience. Boy have I had to have some this year. It hasn’t gone AT ALL like I’d hoped (much less dreamed). Reconciliation with my ex? Nope, she’s gone. Taking the PE Exam to get my license? Um, let’s not talk about my study habits. Finding a house to buy? 0 for 6 (that a .000 batting average for you baseball fans there). Still living with my parents? Yeah, that one is still embarrassing even though I know it’s where I should be based on the house thing.

I don’t want to be patient! I don’t want to wait!

But there are so many good things I know to be true. God is still on His throne? Check. Christ is Lord no matter what is happening in our country and around the world? You got it. We have an opportunity every day to get better by humbling ourselves before Jesus and submitting to His Word? Yup, still can do that every single day.

All of these things remain. In the season of Advent, Christians celebrate that 2,000+ years ago Jesus became a man, he was born of a virgin (he had no original sin), so that He could live a perfect life, die on the cross for those who would believe (the elect), be buried for 3 days, and then raised from the grave. This is the newborn king we celebrate. This is the reason Christmas exists…

But when did Isaiah prophesy? Over 600 years before Christ and the Old Testament was completed over 400 years. There was silence. Nothing. The USA has barely existed for over half of that 400 years. This is how long the Jews had to wait for Yeshua, the Messiah, to come. They waited and waited and did all kinds of things and waited some more.

And then, one glorious day, we read the following in Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed[a] to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”[b] 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”[c]

35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[d] will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant[e] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Mary believed it! (and so did Joseph). These two Israelites that were ordinary, walking in their daily lives just waiting in the betrothal period to be married. They were waiting too! But after 400 years of silence and over 600 years, the following prophecy (one of many, of course) was fulfilled:

Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[d] his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[e]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
    there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

So today, just one question (and not my usual three questions). It’s similar to my last BOM/backblast on Faithfulness the last time I was here at Shamrock:

What is God calling you to wait for? A relationship? A house? A new job? (big things). A good night’s rest? A healthy and delicious meal? There are LOTS of verses on waiting. But one has stood above them for some time for me:

Psalm 84:11

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
    from those who walk uprightly.

At just the right time Christ became human to save the world for God’s glory. You and I can trust Him for our eternal security and, when we walk uprightly, we know that if He is upholding something from us then it is for our good and can wait for it with joyful patience.

My past 3 BOMs I’ve fully typed out prior to leading the workout and giving them. I think it has greatly helped with the delivery of what I desired to say (trying to Ephesians 5:10). Soli Deo gloria.
Christmas concert at Cornerstone Church of Knoxville tonight at 7pm. HMU via text / DM on Slack for more info.
Christmas Party at Judge Judy’s House December 11th. See Slack too.

Suicides and Advent

THE SCENE: A cool, brisk morning in the upper 20s.

Warmup with Cherry Pickers, Side Straddle Hops, Little Baby Arm Circles Forward/Backward, Tempo Merkins, Harry Rockettes.
Suicide with no sprints in the parking lot. Each line we did 2 burpees, then 4 burpees, then 6 burpees.

Mosey to the parking lot next to the big pond.

  • Suicide around the pond stopping at each corner.
  • First corner: 10 merkins, 10 squats, 10 BBS
  • Second corner: 20 merkins, 20 squats, 20 BBS
  • Third corner: 30 merkins, 30 squats, 30 BBS

Mosey to the courtyard and partner up for Dora.

  • One partner runs around the courtyard while the other does
  • 150 merkins
  • 100 squats
  • 100 BBS

Now that we are nearing the Advent season, part of this season is to look back at what Jesus did for us when He came to earth and gave us hope and salvation through the Cross. But the other part of the Advent season is to look forward in the hope of His return, His second coming. And one verse I have been thinking on is Psalm 27:4, which says:

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.”

And if you look at the people in the Bible who have seen the Lord, they are always so stunned at seeing Him. Isaiah, when he sees God, says, “Woe is me” or Moses, after seeing the Lord on Mount Sinai, he comes down from the mountain and his face is glowing from being with the Lord. So, this was just an encouragement to look forward to the Lord’s second coming in this Advent season as well as look back.

Shamrock – It’s Log…Log

THE SCENE: Upper 40s

Side Straddle Hops 20-4 count

Tie Fighters 10-4 count each way

Mountain Climbers 15-4 count 

LBCs – 25 OYO

Twinkle Toes in cadence 10-4 count

Cherry Pickers: 5

Quad Stretch 


Mosey with logs towards Cedar Bluff

Stop at the tall sidewalk

25 Tricep dips – stretch – 25 more

Mosey with logs across the street to the school steps.  

Mix up logs each time

25 Curls – then run the steps X 4 until we all hit 100

25 Tricep extension – then run the steps X 4 until we all hit 100

25 Squats with log – then run the steps X 4 until we all hit 100

25 LBCs (no log) – then run the steps X 4 until we all hit 100

25 merkins – then run the steps X 4 until we all hit 100 (we made it to 50)

Grab log then head back to AO. 

Stop halfway for some log overhead while doing little bouncy squats until it burned too bad. 


Log drag across the parking lot. 

7 – Jitters, Curveball, Dumpster Dive, Waxjob, Mermaid, Slappy, Anchorman

Psalm 62:5-7

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,

for my hope is from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation,

my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

On God rests my salvation and my glory;

my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

I love how David gives names like like Mighty Rock to God. What names can we give God? Instead of my typical prayers of requests to God, what can I praise him for? 



THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.

0 Burpee’s

5 cherry pickers

marican night club 15

10 OHC

10 baby arm circles backwards

10 seal claps

10 baby arm circles forward
4 stations with three items on it. Partner up and start at station 1. Partner 1 does the first item on the list while partner 2 runs up to station 2 and back, then partner 1 goes there and back. Then does the 2nd item and so on… When done on the sheet run together to the second station and start those items. and keep going

  • station 1
    • mountain climbs
    • pickle pounders
    • monkey humpers
  • station 2
    • Burpees
    • lunges
    • Welsh Dragons
  • station 3
    • BBS
    • V-Up
    • Air Taps
  • Station 4
    • Captian Thor
    • Hand Release merkins
    • sholder taps

fellowship mosey to AO


James 3:13