WOD for Monday, 1/5/15

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Jan

WOD for Monday, 1/5/15

Strength: Weighted Step-Ups 5-5-5 Rest 1 minute Choose a “Pull” Bodyweight Progression. Rest 1-2 minutes

  12th Day of Christmas “North Pole” – Thomas Nast is largely credited with establishing Santa’s official residence at the North Pole. Of course, the association of a wintery dwelling with Saint Nicholas is steeped in the traditions of those legendary figures most closely associated with the modern Santa; for instance, in some European traditions, Father Christmas was said to live in Lapland Provence in Finland. Nevertheless, Nast published four different drawings starting in 1879 showing a girl posting a letter to St. Claus in the North Pole, Santa sitting on a box inscribed “Saint Nicholas, North Pole,” a map tracing Santa’s journey from the North Pole to the U.S., and Santa in his North Pole workshop. The legend of Santa’s home at the North Pole was further solidified in a poem entitled “Santa Claus and His Works” by George P. Webster published in 1869 alongside a color collection of Nash’s illustrations. Here, Webster wrote about Santa’s home near the North Pole, in a land of ice and snow. The North Pole has emerged as a central part of the Santa Claus legend. For children all over, the North Pole is envisioned as a wondrous place that contains all the magic of Christmas. Met-con: 3 RFT: Run 400M 40 Double Unders 40 Snatches (20 p/arm) KB or DB 55/35 Stretch: Full Body Stretching Series #5
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