The Skunk That Stole Christmas

  • When:12-18-12
  • QIC: Tiger Rag
  • The PAX: Zip-A-Dee (Skunk FNG), Short Sale, Cheese Curd, Far Side, Hops, Ray Charles, Runstopper, Donkey Kong, Crab Cake, Baracus, Wanker, Lemon, Dolphin, 49er, Stone Cold, Stage Coach, Header, Bugeater, Countertop, Ice hole, TR


The Skunk That Stole Christmas

A 21 Pax salute to the last Skunk Works of the year.  The three words that best describe this workout are as follows, and I quote: “Stink, Stank, Stunk.”

 

WARM UP

  • Little Baby Jog to lower lot
  • Ski jumps over parking stops, length of lot
  • Little Baby Jog back to start

 

THE THANG

A completely original idea:  the 12 days of Christmas

DAY 1      1 dozen burpees

DAY 2     2 Turkish Get Ups (1 ea side), 1 dozen burpees

DAY 3     3 snatches (ea side), 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 4     4 renegade rows (ea side), 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 5     5 lunges (ea side), 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 6     6 shoulder presses (ea side), 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 7     7 goblet squat jumps, 6 shoulder presses, 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 8     8 Louganis, 7 goblet squat jumps, 6 shoulder presses, 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 9     9 Russian twists (ea side), 8 Louganis, 7 goblet squat jumps, 6 shoulder presses, 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 10   10 1-handed swings (ea side), 9 Russian twists, 8 Louganis, 7 goblet squat jumps, 6 shoulder presses, 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 11   11 1-leg Romanian dead lift (ea side), 10 1-H swings, 9 Russian twists, 8 Louganis, 7 goblet squat jumps, 6 shoulder presses, 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

DAY 12   12 goblet squat to overhead press, 11 1-leg RDL, 10 1-H swings, 9 Russian twists, 8 Louganis, 7 goblet squat jumps, 6 shoulder presses, 5 lunges, 4 renegade rows, 3 snatches, 2 TGU, 1 dozen burpees

 

COT for most, some finish Day 12

 

MOLESKIN

  • Thanks and scorn simultaneously to Byron for planting this idea in my walnut-sized brain a couple of weeks ago at DH.  It sucked even more today.
  • The warm temps meant that no one donned their gay apparel. Supposed to be below 50 tomorrow, though, and expecting to see the #ManStockings, hung from the loins with care.
  • T-Claps to all the Pax for sticking around for the 12th day, even though we were running a little late.
  • The Pax were all over the place today:  Ray Charles, Wanker and Header (25# club…did Header have a candy apple or a red KB?) blasted the workout and got plenty of 2nd F between days.  Most everyone else finished about the same time.  Then there was Hops, grinding it out as if by strobe light, but with meticulous attention to form (props for finishing up 12th day during COT).  Runstopper, poor fellow, went with the ruck today.

We’ve all read the parable of the Good Samaritan.  The priest and the Levite passed by…

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

Can you imagine how badly this screwed up the Samaritan’s itinerary?  Read that again and think about how your schedule would get entirely sideways.  How many times am I intent on finishing an email when I am “interrupted” by one of my 2.0’s, let alone having compassion on a hurting soul in need?  We love our neighbor by giving of our talents and our time, even when it’s messy.  The most important tests and opportunities in our lives won’t be  scheduled on the calendar.  But when they happen, what will they reveal about who (or what) we love?

Merry Christmas everyone.

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Dolphin
8 years ago

Graet downPAINment today TR. Your words on the Samaritan are so true…especially this time of year. Think about how we often react when someone cuts in front of us in traffic when we are en route to the mall – likely buying an unnecessary gift. Talk about CSAUP! Merry Christmas!

Skywalker
8 years ago

No man tights for Short Sale tomorrow. My new threshold is sub 30 degree weather for them to make an appearance.

TR, you are so right in your thoughts about the Good Samaritan parable. Often, I get so task-oriented that I may be checking things off MY to-do list but, but have I taken the time to see what God would like me to have on that list?

Bulldog
8 years ago

Great workout TR! Feeling the pain this evening while contemplating Death Valley tomorrow. Hats off to Run Stopper for the back pack. Thought Lemon was going to lose his cornflakes. Loved the complaint from Stone Cold as to questioning there being 12 burpees on the first day of Christmas! No such complaints from Ray Charles who was a machine today.

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