PB – 12.22.17 – Ladders
December 21, 2017
Pay Day Pre-Blast – Christmas Countdown
December 21, 2017

Happy 1st Day of Winter!

  • When: 12/21/2017
  • Q: Mary Lou
  • Pax: Peachtree, Van Gogh (respect)

What better way to kickoff the first day of winter than with a winter themed full body workout? It’s also the shortest day of the year, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re up before the sun anyway! Two brave souls joined me to build snowmen in the slightly nippy air. Isn’t 39* supposed to feel downright balmy after sub-30 degree starts…no? Anyway, here’s what went down.

W/U: An active stretching take on a Catch Me if You Can run. The line leader chose what warm up exercise they wanted the train to do (high knees, butt kickers, side shuffle, grapevine, toy soldiers, etc.).  The caboose did 10 jumping jacks then ran to the front and chose another active stretching exercise. Rinse and repeat all the way around the park.  Moseyed 3/4 of a lap around a second time for good measure.

The Thang: I stole this from a FiA sister from SC (I don’t know her FiA name to give her credit).

Do You Want to Build a Snowman Workout

So, I didn’t realize it would be a link! Anyway, I had grand plans to bring sidewalk chalk so we could all make our own snowmen as we completed each exercise…but getting out the door on time with my weights and papers proved to be enough to make me forget to grab the chalk.

This was my first Q using weights and I have to say, it was a good challenge! Unfortunately, at this AO rocks are quite a distance from where we meet so weighted exercises will likely have to be done with weights brought from home.

After we built our snowmen we circled up.


Shared from John Piper’s advent reading entitled: Christmas Solidarity.  If you have a couple minutes give it a listen or a full read.

“If you want to give a gift to God this Christmas, walk off the assembly line of sin and don’t go back. Take up your place in the picket line of love. Join Christmas Solidarity until the majestic name of God is cleared, and he stands glorious amid the accolades of the righteous.”


Remembered Miller and her daughter in our closing prayer.

Thanks for the privilege to lead!

Mary Lou


1 Comment

  1. I just read your back blast and I wanted to Thank you for your prayers for Madeline and I. I appreciate you all and I am grateful to be part of such a caring and thoughtful group! I hooe To be there on Saturday and maybe some day in the future Madeline will be well enough to join in.

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