F3 Knoxville

The Very Nice List

Bomb Shelter
Workout Date: 11 Dec 2021
QIC: Drifter

THE SCENE: Spring in December. Mid 60s. Very windy.

20 SSH, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 5 arm circles both ways, warm up lap.
We were going to go to church parking lot when, lo and behold, there was a Christmas note slipped into my CMU and it said that Santa 🎅  had left us a gift under the tree! So we ran to Crumpit to see what might be there.

We found the gift, opened it, and there was a brand new deck of cards and another note! How exciting! The note had the following details.

Nice List

  • ♦️ burpees
  • ❤ original burpees with a tuck jump
  • ♣️ Mr spectaculars
  • ♠️ blockees
  • 1-4 = Trips up the hill
  • Face = 10
  • Ace = 20

So we drew cards for around 50 min and had so much fun!
20 box cutters, 20 scissors, merkin block pull through for time (rearrange the presents under the tree, took a lot of tries because no Ms were there for guidance lol)
8 HIMs and 1 2.0 for a total of 9 PAX! Good job guys!
Got a lot of flack recently for not doing the Santa thing with my kids. I’m not against other folks doing it and teach my kids to be respectful of this big, fun “game” everyone plays with their kids each year. However, like many other aspects of Christmas, these things really lose their meaning and significance when pulled apart from the crazy, reality bending truth of the fact that we are celebrating the incarnation of the most powerful diety we’ve ever known! This separation of the spiritual from our everyday stuff is not true! God made Himself man. The significance of this is astounding when you really meditate on it. For me, this significance was highlighted when a friend and I examined my recent moral failing using Jeff Vanderstelt’s fruit to root exercise. At the end of it, I realized at the root of my sin was a false belief and denial of the incarnation. I had tried to pull out the spiritual significance of giving into my fleshly desires. At least, that is how my false belief had manifested itself in that moment of weakness. So, I’m not saying to get rid of Santa. If anything, I’m trying to enhance that fun “game” by getting it back into the larger and more significant context of Christ truly coming to be with us.
Dec 18 ugly Christmas sweater walk about.