The Oracle Backblast: Christmas Stay-cation

Saturday December 7, 2019 | Boys Town AO | The Oracle | 31 degrees (feels like 21)

PAX: Room Service, Honey Badger, Tug Boat, Thor, FDIC, CSI, Reba, Coach K, Uncle Rico, Wentworth, Crab Cakes, Othello, Vandelay, Tater Tot, Blue Suede, Tuna Fish, Slick, Cyclone, Rancid, The Big One, Slow Pitch, TC, Folsom, Pot Hole, and Wait Time.

QIC: Wait Time

YHC welcomed 24 PAX fro a Christmas Wonderland at the Oracle. After sharing the F3 Purpose Statement and Disclaimer, the PAX moseyed to the Van Parking Lot for Warm-a-rama.

WARM-A-RAMA:
SSH x 25 IC |Imperial Walker x 20 IC | Crab Cakes x 15 IC | Mt. Climbers x 20 IC | Shoulder Taps x 20 IC

PAX moseyed towards the south entrance to Boys Town and stopped just south of the football field for the Pre-Thang.

PRE-THANG: THE STEINL
30 Count Planks | 30 Count Chilcutt Planks | 10 Merkins | 10 Peter Parkers (R Leg) | 10 Merkins | 30 Count Planks | 30 Count Chilcutt Planks | 10 Merkins | 10 Peter Parkers (L Leg) | 10 Merkins

PAX moseyed to the Heartbreak Hill at the lake.

THANG: JINGLE BALLS OF FUN

PAX were divided into three groups of “eight tiny reindeer.” YHC had a bag of (ping-pong) balls of fun. Inside the bag, there were six numbered balls. A PAX member drew out a ball and its number corresponded with five exercises and a “Wild Card.” If the PAX chose the Wild Card, they could choose any exercise for the group.

After drawing out the exercise, one group was charged with running up Heartbreak Hill and doing 3 burpees. While the other two groups completed one of these six exercises (AMRAP):

Burpees | Merkins | Monkey Humpers | Dying Cockroach | Plank Jack | Wild Card

Each group climbed Heartbreak Hill 4-5 times. YHC called Omaha and the PAX moseyed back to the shovel flag with two pit stops.

Pit Stop #1: LBCs x 15 IC
Pit Stop #2: Dips x 15 | Derkins x 15

6MOM:
Marge and Homer | American Hammer x 25 IC

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Meals for Splinter’s Family. Splinter’s M having surgery on December 19. F3Omaha planning meals for Splinter, his M and the seven boys. There are open slots for the meal calendar.
Creighton v. Oklahoma Basketball Game. Tater Tot has organized a Second F outing at the Oklahoma and Creighton Men’s Basketball Game. Waffle House and his M will be special guests at the game. Waffle House’s son, Short Stack, is a Sooner grad.

Prayers.
Lowman. Prayers for Lowman’s recovery from surgery.
Reba’s friend. Reba asked for prayers for a friend who learned that she has brain cancer.
Uncle Tom.

COT. “Bring joy to all things during the Holidays”

YHC had a realization that I had forgotten “why” we celebrated some traditions with Christmas. After expressing some frustration about our “Elf On the Shelf,” my M reminded me that the Elf was not about me – instead it was about the traditions we had started with our kids.

The holidays are very stressful. I just wanted to offer a simple reminder that we must not forget why we celebrate, and who we celebrate during the holidays. It is a sacred, religious holiday for many and it has many family traditions. Don’t let the stress of the holiday cause us to forget why we do it.

YHC closed in prayer.

Grace & Peace,

Wait Time

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