Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Spreading Some More Holiday Cheer


Six SOT regulars, still filled with holiday spirit, emerged in the very chilly gloom this AM. Most of the PAX remained in their heat-filled vehicles right up to 5:30.  Gumbo might even have been taking a pre-beatdown nap.

Here’s what went down.

Mosey to the front of MMS for COP:

SSH x 25

DQ x 15

LBCs x 25

Arm circles x 15 (10 small, 5 big)

Advent Calendar:

At each numbered door (1-25), perform the called exercise (x door number).

Days 1 – 5: Burpees

Days 6 – 10: Merkins

Days 11-12: WWIIs

Days 13-14: Plank Jacks

Days 15-16: Donkey Kicks

Days 17-18: Box cutters (in cadence) (Door 18 doesn’t seem to exist anymore…just a bricked up hole in the wall that we assumed used to be door 18)

Days 19-20: American Hammers (in cadence) – Christmas surprise at Day 20 (there’s doors 20A and 20B…that’s double the Christmas fun!)

Days 21-22: Flutter kicks (in cadence)

Day 23: Merkins (putting in some solid effort as the big day approaches)

Day 24: The reindeer are released and need to stretch their limbs (PAX takes a lap around the school and meets back at door 25)

Day 25: Jingle Balls (check the exicon…it’s there). This 4-count exercise was definitely a crowd pleaser.

Christmas Victory Mile:

Having made it to Christmas day (and completed delivery of all the presents), it was time to take some victory laps. Mosey down to the track.

Round 1: 25 monkey humpers, sprint a lap

Round 2: 25 monkey humpers, 25 Alabama prom dates, sprint a lap

Round 3: 25 monkey humpers, 25 Alabama prom dates, 25 Rosalitas, sprint a lap

Round 4: 25 monkey humpers, 25 Alabama prom dates, 25 Rosalitas, 25 SSHs, sprint a lap

Mosey back to the parking lot.

Numbers, Names, Announcements, YHC took us out.


HDHH (today!) at SOJ Capital Ale

Marmaduke is still collecting coats (help him reach 100)

Hardywood’s daughter’s book signing postponed until after January.


YHC was inspired by Rosie’s festive beatdown yesterday and took it upon himself to fill the often empty SOT spot on the Q sheet. With so many numbered doors as MMS, it was almost too easy to decide on an advent calendar theme.  Making our way around the school, it is not that hard to find yourself in a dark corner with a camera pointed at you.  Bullseye wondered if his son would be called to the principal’s office today with questions as to why his dad was lying on the ground with a bunch of dudes in the dark making humping gestures.

The PAX destroyed the advent calendar and just like that, Christmas was here and gone. In fact, the calendar exercise went by waaaaaay faster than YHC planned. Somehow, it went much slower in YHC’s head. With some time to kill and hearing a few PAX “grumble” that any Tobit Q is not complete without a decent run, we headed down to the track for the Christmas victory mile. YHC aims to please.

As Rosie said yesterday, enjoy this time of year, and don’t take it for granted.  It will be over before you know it.  Look for the peacefulness of the season…it’s there…I promise.

Here’s one of my favorite prayers (felt appropriate to share during what can be a hectic time of year for many):

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Peace…I’m out!






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  1. Tobit, excellent Q! That you came up with it on short notice (pretty sure the Q was open as recently as yesterday?) makes it all the better. I was expecting a hot potato smoke-fest and got the outstanding holiday themed smoke-fest instead. Way to crush it, PAX.

    We need to talk about yours and my definitions of “Grumbling” though. I think they are different.

    Safe travels, and Merry Xmas.

  2. Tobit, you and Rosie sure are a giving duo…that advent calendar packed quite the punch. And a Victory MILE, such a treat! Thanks for taking the lead and continuing to spread the Christmas cheer.

    Great job guys!

  3. Nice work with the Advent calendar Tobit, those Jingle Balls were no joke. If we had known sprinting 4 laps was in order we could have taken it a little slower on the doors. Haven’t seen Weinke in a while, it was nice to see him come out around door 17.

  4. As promised during announcements, important recon from the recently re-opened tobacco company restaurant to follow:
    -The Prime Rib is as good as I remember.
    -But in a tragic development, they no longer offer a second Prime Rib when one finishes their first.