Thursday, September 23
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

Twas the eve before the eve of Christmas

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Seven pre-Christmas warriors joined YHC for what will not be an annual work out.

At the request of Hitch YHC prepared a Christmas music playlist to accompany the workout. YHC is not a DJ and relied upon the Spotifiy gods to recommend holiday season themed workout tunes, and a mashup of obscure songs that make brief references to the Christmas season ensued.

In writing this now YHC realizes that no disclaimer was given at the start as to YHC’s lack of professional training credentials. We started off with some light stretching, right leg over left leg and hold it, then left leg over right leg and hold it. Followed by a dead man hang and then on up to touch the sky and stand on tip toes. Next to get the heart rate going a few side straddle hops were added in.

The PAX was good and stretched out at that point and we moseyed on over to the amphitheater with music in-tow. The first stop and exercise on the Christmas themed tour was 50 box jumps on the amphitheater steps.

Next we moseyed on over to the shorter version of the rusty cage and did 50 jerkins. Then moseyed on over to pick up some holiday themed coupons and did 50 overhead presses. Left the coupons in the circle then on back to the rusty cage and did 50 knee raises. From there we did 50 lunges then jogged the rest of the way back to our coupons. Picking the coupons back up we did 50 squats to overhead presses with the coupons – always making sure the coupons touched the ground.

The Christmas music was cheering our hearts and warming our blood and we continued on with the workout. We put away our coupons and moseyed on over to the Carillon bricks. Keeping with the theme of 50, we did 50 supermans, 50 WW2s, 50 flutter kicks, 50 side straddle hops, 50 mountain climbers, and the cheery on top was 50 burpees. With just enough time to spare we mosyed on back to the flag and wrapped things up.

YHC was sure to put on the thickest of skin this morning as the PAX can be a tough bunch to DJ for, but everyone was in good spirits to hear some new holiday tunes… maybe one will make it to your Christmas sing-along this week!?! Who knows!

YHC took everyone out sharing a story from a family tradition in YHC’s family of the oldest grandchild having to lead the family in grace for Christmas Eve dinner. YHC is the oldest grandchild so YHC has the distinct honor to say grace every Christmas Eve. On the first Christmas Eve that YHC was old enough to lead the charge, YHC didn’t actually know what to say, BUT YHC did know one prayer and that is the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer.

The Prayer is more of a prayer for battle and less so a blessing to kick off Christmas Eve dinner, so much to YHC’s family’s suprise when the following words came out of YHC’s mouth – it left the table with jaws open in confusion but everyone was ready to go to war.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly¬†pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.” …and now let’s eat Christmas Eve Dinner!

Prayers go out to Hitch and his unfortunate car break in this morning – we hope nothing was stolen! Thankfully they did not take the speaker else we would have been without our Christmas tunes!

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