The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

Thank you to 28 PAX willing to let me lead again this Christmas Eve.  I know is it easy to get lost in the shuffle, running to Target and all the other travel for the Holidays.  I truly appreciate the friendship of a great group of men willing to share and support each other.  I believe  Linus shared the true meaning of the holiday so here is a link when you have a minute.  It is always nice to go back to the simple things.

Twas the morning before Christmas, when all through the house An F3 Q was stirring, as PAX began to rouse The cones were set out by the lights with care In hopes that buckets of concrete will get them there Jingles was nestled all snug in his bed While visions of warmth danced in his head And Fusebox in his ‘kerchief, and Breadbowl in his cap The Q for the day yelled, get out of your sack When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter I sprang from the bed to gather all that matters Away to the window I flew like a flash (well a Clydesdale type flash) Tore open the door and drop some boys at the pond

The full moon Gave the lustre of mid-day on the path When, what to my wondering eyes should appear But 28 PAX ready to go, no matter rain nor snow With Doughboy on Q, so lively and quick-ish I knew in a moment it must be 6:30 More rapid than gazelles his coursers they came And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! “Now Dasher! now, Doughboy! now, Glider and Gerber! On, Burgundy! On, Bolt! on, on Recalc and Bottlecap! To the back of the school! to the top of the path! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry heaves that before the wild gloves fly When they meet with obstacles, praying to the sky So up to the circle the coursers they flew With the sleigh full of weights, and broken speakers too And then, in a twinkling, I heard toward the end The Santa and Santa of each huff and puff As I drew in my head, and was turning around We started the final mosey in leaps and bounds We sprang to the front of the school, to the PAX gave a whistle And away they all drove to Chick Fila for Coffeeteria But I heard everyone exclaim, as we drove out of sight “Recover, Happy Christmas, and to all a good-night!”

Let’s MOSEY:

We started with a warmup run to share the joy of the 12 days of Christmas

  • Side Straddle Hop X 10
  • Potato Pickers X 15
  • Calf Stretch

The Thang- 

  • Twelve Days of Christmas
    • First Day- Burpee
    • Second Day- T-Clap Merkins
    • Third Day – Parker Peters
    • Fourth Day- High Knees
    • Fifth Day- Merkins
    • Six Day- Monkey Humpers
    • Seventh Day- Bobby Hurleys
    • Eight Day- Shoulder Taps
    • Ninth Day- Mountain Climbers
    • Tenth Day- Lunge Squats
    • Eleventh Day – Plank Jack
    • Twelfth Day- Dry Docks
  • Mosey to the other side of Newtown Elementary
    • Star of David – The 6 pointed Star that Appeared to the Sheppards
      • 1 Burpee in the Middle
      • 10 Squats at one point of the star
      • 10 LBC’s at one point of the star
      • 10 Heals to Heaven at one point of the star
      • 10 Jump Squats at one point of the star
      • 10 Gas Pumps at one point of the star
      • 10 Box Cutters at one point of the star
  • Mosey Back to the circle near the beginning
    • Plank
    • Merkin when you hear Santa
  • COT

The PAX completed a little under 4 miles trying to complete the 12 days of Christmas and a quick tour of the campus to hear Santa Claus


  • Chiseled- 7:00 New Years Day at Cuthbertson Middle
  • Impromptu- Holiday Hours of 6:30
  • New Years Eve Convergence at Bushwood, 6:30 AM start with Zinfandel on Q
  • Welcome Burgundy- Jamey Malcome

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