A couple of years ago we started a little “Night Before Christmas” tradition with our very own “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, CFNWA style…. Every year it’s a little different… Enjoy….
“Twas the Night Before Christmas”
‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the box not a thing was stirring, not even the ladies in their crazy CrossFit socks,
The stockings were hung from the pull-up bars with care in hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there,
The CrossFit kids were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of Paleo cookies danced in their heads,
With Jenn in her lulus and Lee in his red white and blue Nanos, had just settled in for a long winters rest day,
When out in the parking lot there arose such a clatter, Lee sprang from the office to see what was the matter,
Away to the front he flew like a flash, pushed open the front doors and came out with a crash!
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave luster of mid-day to the prowlers and sleds below,
When, what to Lee’s wondering eyes should appear but nine CrossFit coaches with a sack full of gear,
Then off in the background, a little fat man, so lively and quick. Lee knew in a moment it must be St. Nick,
More rapid than eagles the coaches they came, he whistled and shouted and called them by name,
Now Lacie! Now Leah! Now Moss and Crabs. On Kelley, On Joe, On Wendi and Kirts, On Kevin onward,
To the top of the rope then climb over the wall, lunge away, lunge away, lunge away all.
What was this magical show that looked so odd, of course, It was a Christmas team WOD!!
Lee backed up and was turning around when down the rope, St. Nicholas came with a bound,
He was dressed in skins from head to foot, His clothes were tarnished with chalk and soot!
He had a bundle of bumper plates flung on his back, he looked like Rich Froning just without the six pack!
St. Nicholas and the coaches spoke not a word, but went straight to their work. They quickly did Burpee’s and a single heavy split jerk!
They took turns with the reps moving down the line, it was a big chipper, all for time,
Always the coach, Lee jumped in shouting with glee, “short breaks and crease of the hip below the knee!”
Finally they were finished, all the coaches lay on their backs, but not St. Nick, he was already returning weights to the racks.
He glanced over at Lee and gave a big wave, then he said without warning, “until next year, you all behave,”
Although CrossFit NWA was his favorite and always the best, he had to be leaving so he could visit the rest,
He stepped in to nothing other than a jeep and sped down the road not missing a beat,
But we all heard him exclaim as he drove down the street, “Happy Christmas to all at CrossFit NWA and to all a Good Night!
Christmas Eve – Open Gym
8am – 12am
12 Days of Christmas*
1 Clean and Jerk
4 Pull Ups
5 Box Jumps
8 Ring Dips
9 Push Ups
10 Hip Xt
11 GHD Sit ups
12 Front Squats
RX Men BW, women 80% BW
*This WOD is completed like the song. On the 1st Day of Christmas = 1 C&J. On the 2nd Day of Christmas = 2 DL, 1 C&J. On 3rd Day of Christmas = 3 Burpees, 2 DL, 1 C&J. On the 4th Day of Christmas = 4 Pull ups, 3 Burpees, 2 DL, 1 C&J…… and so on until reaching the 12th Day of Christmas.