Christmas in July



Christmas in July

YHC is working an alternate schedule this week so when Woody sent up the signal flare asking for someone to Q it had “Chastain” written all over it. And as I thought about my weinke (doesn’t everyone?) and considered the balmy weather we’ve been experiencing, I was reminded of my daughter singing “Feliz Navidad” repeatedly while we walked around the Waxhaw 4th of July parade. That got me thinking (uh-oh), “who couldn’t use a little Christmas in July?”

Warm up:
We took a quick mosey from the front parking lot towards the bus lot in the back of the school. On the way we did some SSHs (15 IC), Potato Pickers (10 IC), and finished the warm up behind the buses with some Imperial Walkers (15 IC).

The Thang:
Stashed in the gloomy shadows of a small trailer, YHC had hidden a small whiteboard with 12 simple exercises entitled “The 12 Days of Christmas in July”. They were as follows:

  • 1 Lap around the buses
  • 2 Turkish Get Ups
  • 3 LBCs
  • 4 Jump Squats
  • 5 Diamond Merkins (I couldn’t find any exercises with “gold” in the title)
  • 6 Imperial Walkers
  • 7 Mike Tysons
  • 8 Big Boy Sit Ups
  • 9 Low Slow Squats
  • 10 Lunges (each leg)
  • 11 Merkins
  • 12 Burpees

Now if you know the song (and who doesn’t) then you know you do the numbers in order but you always count down and do the previous numbers as well. Well this set of exercises is no different. So when we did FIVE DIAMOND MERKINS!! (sung at a loud volume for full effect) it was then followed by 4 Jump Squats, 3 LBCs, 2 Turkish Get Ups, and “A lap around the buses for me!” YHC apologizes for forcing others to listen to him sing…

For those of you that struggle in the math department (or are just lazy) that equals out to:

  • 12 laps
  • 22 Turkish Get Ups
  • 30 LBCs
  • 36 Jump Squats
  • 40 Diamond Merkins (didn’t think that one through…)
  • 42 Imperial Walkers
  • 42 Mike Tysons (or this one…)
  • 40 Big Boy Sit Ups
  • 36 Low Slow Squats
  • 30 Lunges
  • 22 Merkins
  • 12 Burpees

We wrapped up the morning with a slow mosey back to the front lot and a bit of Mary, including the Dolly, Freddy Mercuries, the Protractor, and (sorry Woody) one more I can’t remember Back Scratchers.

Moleskin:
This was a fun workout. Shepherd and I noticed it was a little more humid than we’re used to for Christmas. It certainly kicked my butt but it was good working out with a few guys outside of my normal AOs. Well, different name but same basic location as Outland…

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