THE SCENE: 40s and foggy; classic Christmas music playing
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Willy Mays Hays
Little baby arm circles forward
Little baby arm circles backward
A little bit of this, a little bit of that – twice
Mosey to the splash pad – our home
We just ate a big Thanksgiving meal and are ready for a nap, but the family has other plans. First, we have to pull out the decorations and put them up:
Bobby Hurleys x 12
Table rows x 12
Bobby Hurleys x 12
The decorations are up, so it’s time for a nap . . . not so fast, we have to hit the Black Friday sales to get Tickle Me Elmo for the kids:
Native American run to the dark circle passed the rocks and docks, loop around the circle, and jail break to the rocks because you have to get in lines and are constantly trying to get to the front of the line before the store opens and then you make a mad dash to the toys to get Tickle Me Elmo.
Pick up a rock . . . a Tickle Me Elmo . . . and run back home as quickly as you can before someone mugs you for the last Tickle Me Elmo.
Back home, we first celebrate our victorious Black Friday efforts:
Shoulder press with a squat x 12
Time to wrap the rock . . . the Tickle Me Elmo:
Rows with the rock x 12
Alternating-arm merkins using the rock (left hand on rock, right hand on ground, do a merkin to the right of the rock and then switch hands and go to the other side and do a merkin for 1) x 12
The gift is wrapped and now we can nap . . . not so fast, it’s time to go caroling:
The 12 Days of Christmas
Just like the song, start with the first day and do 1 of the exercise, then go to each subsequent day doing the same number of reps that match the day (2nd day = 2, 5th day = 5, etc.). However, just like the song, go down from the day you are on and do the reps and exercises for the preceding days (on the 4th day, you do 4 of those exercises, 3 of the 3rd day’s exercise, 2 of the 2nd day’s exercise, and 1 of the 1st day’s exercise and so on to where you finish on the 12th day where you will do all 12 exercises). Here are the exercises:
1st day – 1 Pull-up
2nd day – 2 Triceps Dips
3rd day – 3 Hokey Pokeys
4th day – 4 LBCs (4 ct)
5th day – 5 Burpees
6th day – 6 Monkeyhumpers (4 ct)
7th day – 7 Dive Bombers
8th day – 8 Merkins
9th day – 9 Rockettes (4 ct)
10th day – 10 Frog Jumps / Froggie Squats
11th day – 11 Pickle Pounders (4 ct)
12th day – 12 Curls with the rock
We were running out of time, so we had to drop the 4 counts and just did single counts for the last 3 or 4 days and then we had to combine the 11th and 12th days, but most everyone finished.
Bads news, we bought the Tickle Me Elmo and that was popular like 20 years ago. The kids wanted a PS5. So, we had to take our rock back to the store.
Mosey to the AO
No time. Sorry, Mary. But, “Mary” Christmas (bad pun)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX challenged the fog and took on Black Friday. Everyone else was fartsacking or standing in line for a PS5 (and probably didn’t get one anyway). In addition to the people tagged, Tortoise was there, but I couldn’t find his tag.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We need to maintain perspective. A lot of people have been praying for people struggling, suffering, and in the hospital because of COVID. We should be praying for those folks. But, we also need to remember that people have been struggling, suffering, and in the hospital from things other than COVID that may actually be worse than COVID. People have been suffering and dying from things long before COVID, and they will suffer and die from things other than COVID long after we overcome COVID. We do not need to forget those folks once the crisis du jour has fallen off the news tickers. We need to always be praying and working as HIMs for everyone in need.
Prayers for Ribbed’s wife, Curveball’s wife, everyone traveling, and everyone struggling, suffering, and dying in the world regardless of the cause or reason.
Congrats to all for a successful coat drive