There were four of us that braved the cold and showed up at Bunker Hill in the gloom and to share a bit about gifts.
I gave a disclaimer and asked each pax to be thinking about a memorable gift that they may have received or had given to someone. We would each have an opportunity to share a story about that gift sometime during the workout.
We warmed up with a few exercises:
- 15 Side Straddle Hops IC
- 10 Windmills IC
- 15 Imperial Walkers IC
- 10 Cherry Pickers IC
We took a slow mosey to the car pickup loop along side the far building for Anchor Bar’s board of pain. We performed a prescribed exercise OYO and ran a loop. After every third exercise we took a break a give a pax an opportunity to share a story about a gift.
- 25 Carolina DD
- 25 American Hammers
- 25 Merkins
- 25 LBC
- 25 Left Arm Extended Merkins
- 25 Freddy Mercuries
- 25 Right Arm Extended Merkins
- 25 Flutter Kicks
- 25 Diamond Merkins
- 25 Hello Dollies
- 25 Wide Arm Merkins
- 25 Rosalitas
We had a few minutes left before we needed to complete the COT, so we went over to the picnic tables in front of the school and performed 10 step ups with each leg.
We made our way back for the COT where I wrapped things up with a story about my trip to NYC over thanksgiving. While there, we had the opportunity to take in several shows, one being the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. The show is just what what the title says it is, spectacular. It includes Santa Clause and the Rockettes doing there thing.
The last part of the show features two young brothers out shopping on Christmas Eve looking for the perfect gift for their younger sister. They were on a deadline because their mother would soon be back to get them. They come across a storefront Santa and he promises that he can help them. The older brother is skeptical, but he reluctantly gives in and Santa takes them on a fantastical sleigh ride to the North Pole where they eventually find the “perfect” gift for their sister. Santa delivers them back to the storefront just in time to meet up with their mother, but leaves them with one last thought. He tells them that regardless of whether or not they found the perfect gift for their sister it doesn’t really matter because God has already given them the perfect gift in the baby Jesus. The show finished with the full Nativity Story portrayed on stage.
This message and the delivery hit home with me. It’s okay to have our fun with the stories and fantasies of Santa Claus as long as we remember the real reason for the season, the birth of baby Jesus.
We finished the morning with the count-o-rama, name-o-rama, announcements and prayer requests & praises. I dismissed us with prayer.
As always, it is an honor and privilege to lead.
Anchor Bar out