PAX: Matthew – Running Man
WarmUp: SSHs, Imperial Walkers, Willy Mays Hayes, Beet Pickers, Michael Phelps, and mosey.
The Thang: Twelve Days Of Christmas!
Do the following exercises starting with just 1 for the first round, and then 2 and 1, then 3, 2, and1, etc for each following round until we get to 12. After each round, sprint 25m out and backward run back. 1 Squat-Reverse Lunge each leg (A partridge in a pear tree) 2 Carolina Dry Docks (Two turtle doves)
3 Break Dancers (Three french hens)
4 Burpees (Four calling birds)
5 Al Gore for 30 seconds (Five gold rings)
6 Copperhead Squats (Six geese a-laying)
7 Supermans (Seven swans a-swimming)
8 Bonnie Blairs (Eight maids a-milking)
9 Rockettes (Nine ladies dancing)
10 Jump Squats (Ten lords a-leaping)
11 Typewriter Merkins (Eleven pipers piping)
12 Toy Soldiers (Twelve drummers drumming)
Observations: YHC started the workout alone, but was joined by Running Man at the seventh round. It was great to have someone to share the Holiday with!
Shared some thoughts from The Practicing Stoic, a book by Roman philosophers:
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” -Epictetus
“True freedom is obtained not by satisfying desires but by removing them.” -Seneca
So, instead of getting material possessions or seeking worldly pleasures, focus more on that which will bring real meaning in the long run this Holiday Season.