03/16/2023, 5:30 AM | The Sandlot | 47 degrees, excellent running weather

20 PAX: Amadeus, Baby Shark, Boss Hog, Chernobyl, Ear Tag, Farva, Firewalker, Fun Dip, Jean Claude, OG Kickstand, KOA, Low Flow, Moana (FNG), Mortar, Ray Ban, Roadie, Schrute, Simmons, Zorro, Animal House + Ruby

QIC:  Animal House

The pre run group was huge and it flustered YHC a bit when Ruby (AH’s dog) got very excited to see her running friend Firewalker and somehow ended up in the Halleck Duck Pond.  This forced YHC to run a bit faster in the pre run with the hope of drying Ruby off.  Thanks, Jean Claude, for setting the pace, geesh sums it up.

5:30 AM          Animal House welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the F3 Mission: Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups of men for the invigoration of male community leadership. 

Animal House then recited the 5 core principles of F3.  1) Free of charge 2) Open to all men.  3) Held outdoors, 4) Peer led in a rotating fashion and 5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT).

Animal then informed the group that he is not a professional and to modify as necessary. 

We welcomed Brooks, our Friendly New Guy (FNG), brought by our man OG Kickstand.

First Step

The beatdown was an out and back on Lincoln Street at your own pace.  19 minutes out and then back.

We then completed Name-a-rama and quickly moved on to FNG Naming.

F3 Omaha join me in welcoming Moana (Books) to the family.

F3 Nugent Flag Pass: Chernobyl to Simmons.  Two HIMs!  Congratulations Simmons, keep accelerating brother!


  • Halfway House: March 25 @ Aspen/Sun Valley Park.
    •  Multiple distances available to fit all your needs
  • F3 Omaha Convergence (5 year Anniversary), Boys Town
  • Prayers for the Johnston Family.
  • Prayers to Tony the Tiger and his surgery today.
  • Prayers for all those dealing with ailments and illness.
  • Prayers for all that was unsaid but in our hearts.


Animal House discussed the importance of taking that “first step” and used the following quote as the base of the conversation:

“It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.” – Miyamoto Musashi

Animal House asked the group to remember the first time they did something, where you good at it right away, “no” and he reminded them of the importance of taking that first step.  That first step enables you to improve through practice and repetition.  This principle applies to us, our family, our friends, our coworkers, etc., etc.  No matter what it is, be willing to take that first step, give grace and encouragement to those that are taking that first step, help them and help yourself get better.

Aye, brothers!  I appreciate you all coming out to join me today. Keep accelerating! AH

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