PAX: Flo, Road Trip, Heidi, Ahab, Punchlist, Red Rider, Cockpit, Grass Fairy, Dr. Phil, Kiwi (respect), Benign
Conditions: 38 degrees (too cold for the rest of you)
Mission: The mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve men’s small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Disclaimer: I am a Christmas movie expert but not a fitness professional
Road Trip, Mayo, and YHC pre-ran 2-ish miles. Mayo had to skee-daddle, but RT and YHC were joined by 9 others for more fun in the gloom. Scattered throughout the workout were trivia questions about Christmas movie classics. Correct answers were rewarded with an Attaboy. Incorrect answers were rewarded with side-eyes from YHC and burpees for the group.
-Imperial walkers x 20 IC
-Overhead claps x 20 IC
-Monkey humpers x 10 IC
-Hillbillies x 20 IC
-Side straddle hops x 20 IC
-Partner up. Partner 1 does 10 merkins while partner 2 runs backwards around the front parking lot. When P1 is done with merkins, he jailbreaks to catch P2. When P2 is caught, he does 10 merkins and P1 runs backwards. Continue for 3 laps.
-Mosey to track. Divide into 3 groups. Group 1 does BBSUs AMRAP at one end of the track, group 2 runs half a lap, group 3 does squats AMRAP at the other end of the track until caught by group 2. Group runs half a lap to replace group 1. Etc. etc. 2 total laps.
-Mosey to the back of the school. 20 dips, 15 derkins, 10 dips, 5 derkins.
-Mosey back to the flag for Mary.
-Jose Felicianos. While “Feliz Navidad” plays, hold plank position. When Jose says “Feliz Navidad”, do a merkin. When he says “Merry Christmas”, do a plank jack. Repeat-o for 3:08.
Christmas movie quiz questions:
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
-What is the name of the town in It’s a Wonderful Life? Bedford Falls
-Which actor plays Georgie Bailey, the lead character? Jimmy Stewart
-If George Bailey had died as he wished, what would Bedford Falls have been called? Pottersville
-Name either George’s wife or daughter. Mary or ZuZu
-According to ZuZu, what happens every time a bell rings? An angel gets its wings.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
-What is the name of the man who is put on trial in the movie? Kris Kringle
-What is the name of the store where Kris Kringle works? Macy’s
White Christmas (1954)
-Name the two lead male actors in the movie. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye
-What is the name of the inn that Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye’s characters are trying to save? Columbia Inn
-Who owned the Columbia Inn? General Waverly
-In which state is the Columbia Inn located? Vermont
A Christmas Story (1983)
-What is the gift that Ralphie wants for Christmas? Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle
-Which department store carries the item that Ralphie wants in its window display? Higbee’s
-Who gets his tongue stuck to the flag pole? Flick
-What major award does Ralphie’s dad (“The Old Man”) win? A leg lamp.
-In which state is A Christmas Story set? Indiana
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
-What does Clark W. Griswold do for a living? A food additive designer
-What is Clark Griswold’s Christmas bonus from his company? A one year membership in the Jelly of the Month Club
-Clark thought that he would receive cash for his Christmas bonus. What had he planned to spend it on? A swimming pool.
-What is the name of the Elf? Buddy
-Which animal tells Buddy that he hopes that he finds his dad? A narwal
-According to Buddy the Elf, what are the four main food groups? Candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup
-What song did Buddy the Elf sing to Santa on his birthday last year? Happy Birthday
-What is the best way to spread Christmas cheer? Sing loud for all the world to hear
Four Christmases (2008)
-Where do Brad and Kate tell their families that they are going over the Christmas holidays to avoid having to see them, and where are they really planning to go? Burma (to inoculate babies) and Fiji
Circle of trust:
-F3 Grand Stand hosting a terrible-sounding ruck event (something called a “tough”) in April. Information on their website and Twitter feed. Kiwi (respect) will be there and whoop your a$$.
-F3 Swamp Rabbit New Years Day convergence is in the works. Punchlist will tell us more when he feels like it.
-Red Rider’s dad suffering from unexplained neurologic problems in Ohio.
-Kiwi would like for his son to make wise life choices.
-Church Lady’s M has the ‘Rona. Prayers for her recovery and safety for the whole family.
-Prayers for Benign’s father and aunts following the recent passing of his grandmother.
More than 2000 years ago we as Christians were given the wonderful gift of a sacrificial Savior to provide propitiation for our sinfulness. May we live in this season and always as men who are redeemed and forgiven. May we lead our families and co-workers with humility and gratitude.