AO: Abduction

When: 12/23/2023

PAX:

Number of Pax:

Pax Names:

Number of FNGS:

FNG Names:

QIC:


The BackBlast:

[Special Thanks to Bedlam (F3 Cape Fear) for the BD plan and poem. Only small variations made to the original]

A cold but comfortable gloom for our workout. A handful of PAX made it out for our EC ruck which produced a beautiful Christmas-themed StravaArt.

WARMUP:

Mosey/walked to first start point with Sand Bags.

 

THE THANG: 

“The Gloom Before Christmas”

Twas the Gloom before Christmas Eve when all through Abduction

Not a creature was stirring, except for the F3 Nation

The rucks were all hung on their backs with great care

In hopes that Ditka soon would be there!

The fartsackers were nestled all snug in their beds, as visions of Burpees danced in their heads.

And Flo in his kerchief, and I in my Q Cap

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

 

Mosey 

Reindeer Rows: 2x 15 reps per arm

(Read during RRs)

When out on the field there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from EH’ing to see what was the matter.

Away to the shovel flags I flew like a flash

Tore open the gates and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen dew

Gave the luster of midday to PAX in the gloom

When, what to my wondering should appear,

But a miniature HIM with (# of PAX) F3 reindeer!

With a little old Q, so lively and quick,

I knew in an moment it must be F3 Nick!

 

Mosey to grass section east of pavilion/west of picnic area/playground

All PAX will hold a plank as you read the next section. You will insert the names of the PAX you have present instead of using Reindeer names. When they hear their name, they Bear Crawl to finish. Do this out and back

 

More rapid than eagles his PAX they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now (PAX)!, now PAX, (Etc…until all names are called)

To the top of the silo, to the top of the hill! 

Now crawl away, crawl away, crawl away all!

 

Mosey

Rooftop Flutters (overhead hold flutter kicks). IC x 20

Hold (read next section)

Rooftop Flutters (overhead hold flutter kicks). IC x 20

 

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the Gloom-top the PAX they flew,

With the sleigh full of coupons and F3 Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

 

Mosey

Ash-n-Soot Squats. Continual low, slow squats that last as long as Q desires. 

(Read this next section while squatting)

As I drew in my head, and was turning around

Down the chimney St. F3 came in with a bound

He was dressed all in Mudgear, from his head to his foot

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

 

Mosey

(Read this next section while mosey)

A bundles of coupons he had flung on his back

And he looked like a Q just opening his ruck sack

His eyes – how they twinkled! His merkins, how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow

And the beard of his chin was a white with sweat and snow

 

Tinsel Twisters (Parker Peters)

The stump of his pipe held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and little round belly,

That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.

He was a Dark Helmet, a right jolly old HIM

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of the grim

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to Dread

 

12 Contra Burpees (Burpee with 1 merkin, then next burpee with 2 merkins, etc)

Back at shovel flag

 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all of the rucks; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle,

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

“Happy Abduction to all, and to all Get Right!”

 

MARY:

Flutter kicks

Dollys

American Hammers

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

– Jan 13 – Christmas/Holiday Party at Disco/Go Blue Community center. Bring Family.

– GoRuck events in mid April in Colorado Springs. Contact Pythagoras for details.

– Downhill’s house tonight for bonfire and 2ndF hangout. weather dependent

 

COT:

Q closed us in a prayer. Be prayer requests were offered from the PAX.

 

Completed BD and COT and then had some onsite coffeeteria with delicious snacks! It got much colder and snow started to fall which made the coffee taste even better as it warmed our souls.

 

 

AO: ao_abduction
Q: Legs
PAX: Bunsen, Disco, Go Blue, Topless, Mr. Hankie, Pythagoras, Flo, Legs, Forest Gump, Chevy
FNGs: None
COUNT: 10
A cold but comfortable gloom for our workout. A handful of PAX made it out for our EC ruck which produced a beautiful Christmas themed StravaArt.

WARMUP:
Mosey/walked to first start point with Sand Bags.

THE THANG:
“The Gloom Before Christmas”

Twas the Gloom before Christmas Eve when all through Abduction
Not a creature was stirring, except for the F3 Nation
The rucks were all hung on their backs with great care
In hopes that Ditka soon would be there!
The fartsackers were nestled all snug in their beds, as visions of Burpees danced in their heads.
And Flo in his kerchief, and I in my Q Cap
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

Mosey
Reindeer Rows: 2x 15 reps per arm
(Read during RRs)
[poem]

Mosey to grass section east of pavilion/west of picnic area/playground
All PAX will hold a plank as you read the next section. You will insert the names of the PAX you have present instead of using Reindeer names. When they hear their name, they Bear Crawl to finish. Do this out and back

More rapid than eagles his PAX they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
“Now (PAX)!, now PAX, (Etc…until all names are called)
To the top of the silo, to the top of the hill!
Now crawl away, crawl away, crawl away all!

Mosey
Rooftop Flutters (overhead hold flutter kicks). IC x 20
Hold (read next section)
Rooftop Flutters (overhead hold flutter kicks). IC x 20
[poem]

Mosey
Ash-n-Soot Squats. Continual low, slow squats that last as long as Q desires.
(Read this next section while squatting)
[poem]

Mosey
(Read this next section while mosey)
[poem]

Tinsel Twisters (Parker Peters)
[poem]

12 Contra Burpees (Burpee with 1 merkin, then next burpee with 2 merkins, etc)
Back at shovel flag

[poem]
“Happy Abduction to all, and to all Get Right!”

MARY:
Flutter kicks
Dollys
American Hammers

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
– Jan 13 – Christmas/Holiday Party at Disco/Go Blue Community center. Bring Family.
– GoRuck events in mid April in Colorado Springs. Contact Pythagoras for details.
– Downhill’s house tonight for bonfire and 2ndF hangout. weather dependent

COT:
Q closed us in a prayer. Be prayer requests were offered from the PAX.

Completed BD and COT and then had some onsite coffeeteria with delicious snacks! It got much colder and snow started to fall which made the coffee taste even better as it warmed our souls.

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