I think this is the 3rd time I’ve led the PAX at Asylum and this would be the 3rd time that no Asylum Site Q has been there…hmmmmm

11 PAX did a low-mileage AMRAP style workout with a few CHRISTMAS presents sprinkled in.

Warm Up:

Mosey down the road towards the Target and did a double-loop around the traffic circle then continue on to the middle of the Target parking lot.

  • 20 SSH
  • 15 Imperial Walkers
  • 10 Potato Pickers
  • Plank position calf stretches for Damascus (who wasn’t there)

The Thang:

Mosey to the far end of the parking lot for the first set of presents nestled under the light post (sorry, no Christmas tree available). On the first day of Christmas Chastain gave to me: TWO 35 lb plates for Hair Burners!

Pair up, with the starting PAX using the aforementioned weights to do Hair Burners across two rows of parking spaces. Those’ll be the timer

Remaining pairs do AMRAP:

Imperial Walkers

As you can see we were looking to do BLIMPS but didn’t have enough people for the Squats station, and due to the odd number only YHC did the Plankjacks. I’m sure everyone was super bummed. Instead, we did two rounds to get into the holiday spirit!

Next up, mosey back to Hickory Tavern. Goodfella insisted on carrying his Christmas present with him during the mosey which turned into an awkward relay race across the lot.

Upon arrival at the Tavern, YHC unveiled the second present: a whiteboard with the word CHRISTMAS ominously written vertically in green. For this exercise YHC slowly revealed the true meaning of Christmas with exercises done AMRAP style for 75 seconds each

Carolina Dry Docks
Romanian Dead Lifts
Imperial Walkers
Step Ups
Turkish Get Ups
Mountain Climbers
American Hammers
Side Lunges

Christmas isn’t just an American holiday and we commemorated that by celebrating like they do in Turkey, Romania, and the Empire.

Alright, last mosey around the back of the Tavern where the final set of presents was awaiting. A set of tires with a rope and a belt attached to each.

A pair of PAX take a tire each and run a lap around the parking lot while the remainder do Burpees. Upon their return the next set of PAX take their turn until all have done a lap. YHC did a solo pull with both tires because reasons. Still 4 minutes left? Repeato but substitute Air Presses for Burpees. 30 seconds left? Grab the tires and fast mosey back to the starting lot to close it out. Everyone was really tired…


This was definitely a short mileage day. Not intentional but I wanted to get in all three presents and something had to go.

Notable events:

-Posse was on time today and thusly got the full 45 minute workout
-We may have also found something that slows down Goodfella, and that’s the Turkish Get Up. Or maybe he just felt bad for the rest of us schlubs…
-I asked Fuse Box about grabbing the 35 lb plates from Five Stones last night, so even knowing Hair Burners were coming he still showed up. That says something. Brave. Confident. Sucker. Not sure…


  • Convergence on New Year’s Day – Dromedary and Chiseled at Cuthbertson Middle School – 0700 start time
  • Christ Closet Official Launch – January 11th – Following Commitment/Homecoming – See Dana/GroupMe for details
    • From thenceforth there will be folding the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1930 to 2100.
    • If you’d like to make a cash donation (501c3, so think tax write off) you can see Shop Dawg

Thanks Ackbar for taking us out

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