The Colosseum Backblast: Thunder in the Wrecktangle

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | The Colosseum | Westside HS AO | Weather: 68 degrees and Thunder Showers
PAX: Tin Cup, Blood Shot, Slow Pitch, Truss, Khakis, Crawl, Room Service, 40 Grit, Biggie Smalls, Safe Ride, Stella, Wide Right, Folsom, Honey Stinger, Wait Time.
QIC: Wait Time

The PAX gathered at Westside HS. YHC shared the F3 Mission Statement and Disclaimer and we moseyed to the 50-yard line for Warm-A-Rama.

WARM-A-RAMA:
SSH x 25 IC | Imperial Walkers x 20 IC | Crab Stretch x 4 10 counts | Tappy Taps x 15 IC | Shoulder Taps x 20 IC

PAX moseyed to the Home and Visitors sideline for a preview of the Three Man Grinder workout stops. After reviewing the lay out, we met at the 50 yard line for the PRE-THANG.

PRE-THANG: “THUNDERSTRUCK”
YHC assured the PAX that we were not doing the Steinl. Instead, we cued AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” The sky opened as the song began and the rain added to the shoulder burn. The PAX planked the entire song, and each time “Thunderstruck” was sung, the PAX did a Merkin. Lots of #mumblechatter, including, Safe Ride sharing that he used to love that song.

THANG: “WRECKTANGLE”
Shout out to Roll Bar, the father of the dreaded “Wrecktangle.” I devised a modified Wrecktangle, which was a three-man grinder. The three-man group ran the perimeter of the football field. One guy ran half-way around the field from the Home bench to the Visitor Bench and tapped out his teammate. That person ran to the other side and tapped out the third teammate. The following exercises were completed at the Home and Visitor Benches (AMRAP):
Derkins | BB Sit Ups | Step Ups | Turkish Get Ups | Cherry Pickers | Pickle Pushers | Bulgarian Split Squat | Burpees | Machtar Ndgiaye | American Hammer

6MOM:
ABCs | Heels to Heaven x 12 IC | Freddie Mercury (beach bike style) x 10 IC | LBCs x 12 IC | American Hammer x 15 IC

Announcements:
Two-Club Conundrum: This Saturday morning at Milt’s. Play a par 3 with only two clubs. If you wish to play, reach out to Ponzi ASAP.
Vala’s Family Night: Friday, Sep. 20 5p-10p. F3Omaha will have three fire pits from 5p-10p. Tickets are good for admission the entire day. Fireworks are at 9 PM. RSVP through the email invite by this Friday, September 13. T-Claps to Crab Cakes for donating the tickets.
F3Kids Workout: Saturday September 21 | The Pit and The Oracle | Bring your 2.0s for a fun F3 Workout. Regular workouts will be offered to those who don’t have 2.0s with them.
5K Race Honoring Colette Haskell. PAX encouraged to support Lowman’s efforts to honor his daughter, Colette. You can run the race and donate to the Pediatric Cancer Action Network. An email was sent to the PAX with all the details.
Prayers: Continue to pray for guys who are injured or sick: Trademark, Mufasa, FDIC and OMT.

COT:
YHC shared this parable of the farmer. It reminded me of a High Impact Man, Waffle House, and is something we can all learn from. Waffle House has embodied the wisdom of this parable.

There was once a farmer who’s horse ran away. His neighbors came to visit the farmer. The neighbors said, “Such bad fortune.”
“Maybe,” the farmer said.
The next morning, the horse returned bringing with it three other wild horses.
“What great fortune!” the neighbors exclaimed.
“Maybe,” said the farmer.
The following day, the farmer’s son attempted to ride one of the wild horses. The horse bucked off the son and he broke his leg. The son would always walk with a limp from the injury.
“What terrible fortune!” said the neighbors.
“Maybe,” answered the farmer.
The next month, the army came through the farmer’s village to draft young, able-bodied men for the war. Seeing the son’s limp, they passed him by.
The neighbors congratulated the farmer, “What wonderful fortune.”
“Maybe,” said the farmer.


The moral of the story is that nothing in life is static. Circumstances change quickly. What appears to be a disappointment today may be a stroke of luck tomorrow. We cannot allow ourselves to constantly react to our circumstances in life. YHC closed out with a prayer.

Grace & Peace,

Wait Time

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