The Oracle (Aldrich) Backblast – 5/16/20

F3 OMAHA – The Oracle (Temporary location) – 5/16/2020

Saturday, May 16 – A solid group of HIM were welcomed promptly at 7am to F3!  Fitness, Fellowship and Faith…” Since we were at a temporary location (Aldrich Elementary) and it doesn’t have a specific name, Sparty took it upon himself to welcome everyone with an introduction, “THIS IS SPARTA!” This was screamed loud enough to be echoing of the walls of the neighborhood to know we have arrived. It was a cool morning with a lot of clouds, but no rain (unfortunately). We had the pleasure of welcoming our “Down Range” beloved PAX member “Taps” from Kansas City. We counted off to the sum of 26 HIM and split into 3 groups. A couple extra disclaimers were shared to remind everyone to modify as needed, and that the PAX would be doing a Hero Workout today, so respect the fallen soldier we were honoring. Saul, Vandelay, and Sparty then organized their crews to head off to separate locations.

7am Aldrich (Sparta)

Group 1 – Sparty, Tater Tot, Reba, A-Bomb, The Curse, Folsom, Kenny G (Respect), Lemon Law, Folsom

Group 2 – Saul, TC (Respect), Padre (Respect), Thor, Crab Cakes, Taps, Slow Pitch, Chiclets (Respect)

Group 3 – Vandelay (Respect), Big One, Brazilian, Wait Time, Khakis (Respect), Pot Hole, Trade Mark, Cyclone (Respect), Tuna Fish

Warm-a-rama- Short Mosey – SSH – 20 IC- String rippers – 15 IC- Imperial Walkers – 15 IC- Son Gods (Sobriety style if possible) – 10 IC each direction- ATMso Alternating Shoulder Taps – 15 ICo Tempo Merkins – 10 ICo Merkins – 10 (on down)- High Knees – 15 IC- Short Mosey 

Pre-Thang – Roadhouse’s Sexy Little Thang- 2 rounds of the followingo Monkey Humpers – 20 ICo Oh Yeahs – 20 IC (10 each side)o Pickle Pushers – 20 ICo Pickle Pointers – 20 IC- Then 3 rounds of Circle Burp

Thang – Zachary Tellier Hero Workout – Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte was a combat infantryman with the 4thSquadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Bragg. He died Sept. 29, 2007 of wounds sustained while on a ground patrol in Afghanistan.- In Groups of 2-3, run about 200 meters before each round. Encourage the PAX to do the exercises in order and take breaks where they need to.o 10 Burpeeso 10 Burpees, 25 Merkinso 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges (Alternate each leg, forward or backward is HIM’s choice)o 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 100 Big Boyso 10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 100 Big Boys, 150 Air-squats

At 7:48, called Omaha

6 MoM – Absolution (8-count, Start in Plank-Groiner-Mahktar N’Diayes-Chilly Jack-back to plank) – 10 IC- Homer-to-Marge – 10 – American Hammers – 30 IC

Count to make sure everyone is accounted for


At 7:57am come together as a whole Group for COT

As we all gathered again as a large group, Sparty was humbly greeted with swear words from a handful of HIM. Sparty then went into sharing his experience from 2 ½ years ago when he read “Tested in the Trenches” and wrote out all his priorities. He then had clarity of what was most important in life and chose to focus his energy on those things that truly mattered most. Despite this drastic improvement in life, getting in peak performance shape, and having a successful job, he still felt something was missing. He then shared the story of how Tater Tot introduced him to F3 Omaha back in August, and how that impacted his life. What he was experiencing was loneliness and the PAX brought him the Fellowship and Friendship that he was seeking. He then challenged the PAX to find time in the next month to sit down and write out their own Eulogy as a powerful exercise that can help lighten up their world, and help provide them with direction that they are looking for in life. He then took them out with a quote from “Freed to Lead,” “Cure the darkness instead of lighting the lamp!”

Slow Pitch then took us out in Prayer, and while it was uncertain if he was choking up from tears or still catching his breath, he did a great job anyway.



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