A couple of weeks ago, Tesla had hit up yours truly and Sargento about assisting with the Q at some workouts over the Holiday season. Given that I will very quickly harass the QIC during a work-out, I figured that it was my turn to step up and be harassed.
After some EC with Boudin (Sargento, where were you!!), I arrived at the Yank about 10 minutes til 7 with a couple of cars already waiting a beatdown. Over the next 10 minutes, people gradually tricked in until we reached our final number of 13. At 700, we started:
Disclaimer- it was a weak one, TBH, but there were no FNGs
Warm-up- Mosey to the Field of Dreams (grumbling ensued from Top Hat)
The Thang- 12 Days of Christmas- and yes, there was singing involved
First Day- A plank for abs of steel like Whoopee (couldn’t think of other names that ended in “-ee”)
Second Day- Werkins + Previous day
Third Day- LBCs + Previous days
Fourth Day- CDDs + previous days
Fifth Day- BURPEES (great minds think alike, Strogie-Wogie) + previous days
Sixth Day- Supermans (on stomach, arms and legs elevated, back arched) + previous days
Seventh Day- Bobby Hurleys + previous days
Eighth Day- Flutter Kicks + previous days
Ninth Day- Groiners (plank to feet outside of hands, almost a frog position, then back) + previous days
Tenth Day- Neckies!!! (hadn’t done them in a while) + previous days
Eleventh Day- Tempo Mericans (1-2-3 down, 4 up) + previous days
Twelfth Day- Monkey Humpers + previous days
Each of the PAX had a number 1-12. On the day of their exercise, each one had to sing his exercise. Each exercise was done for 30 seconds. At the end of each “day,” Q decided to have “Christmas trivia,” where the person who sung that day had to answer a trivia question. If the question was answered incorrectly, we ran a lap as punishment. Correct answers allowed for quick movement to the next day.
The exercises went well other than the fact that the PAX knowledge of the Christmas Story was not nearly as good as they thought. On day 12, we had to shorten the exercises to 15 seconds each so we could end on time.
All in all, a good work-out from my perspective. There was an appropriate amount of mumble chatter and laughter. We also learned a little about each other. Tool Time’s anniversary is today, I believe, and I might have ruined it for him due to the shoulder work we did. Freight knows more about Kama Sutra than the rest of us. When Boudin sprints, he does it using very small steps (probably from his Soccer playing days). Abba, although having attended a very well thought of church also attended by the Quik, apparently does not know what a manger is. Quiche chooses his exercises not to get a good workout, but to create pain and injury so he can line his pockets with co-pays. Pockets is definitely the best singer in the PAX. Your typical manger scene or church play just might have a couple of things in it that may not be completely be Biblically or historically accurate. And last but not least, we learned that &ui(he can plan and survive (barely) a work-out where running is not the primary activity.
Good work men!