August 20th, 2020 // The Sandlot AO// 62 degrees & low humidity!

PAX: Mac & Cheese, Crawl, Trench, Zorro, Firewalker, Uncle Rico, 8-mile, Gunner, Jam Band, Snapps, Knobs, The Plague, Jean Claude, BetaMax

Q: BetaMax

BetaMax promptly welcomed everyone with the F3 core principals but failed to mention they mission statement (UGH!). Disclaimer was given.

One minute warm-o-Rama

  • SSH x 5
  • Weed pickers x 10
  • Windmills x 10
Quick warm up = more running!

BetaMax had the PAX count off and then vote to determine if we would head East or West on the Papio Trail. With 14 PAX, 7 voted for each and BetaMax settled on East, so we could see the sunrise on the way back.

BetaMax explained that a “5 burpee” toll would be charged at every road/bridge/path crossing and

10 burpees were required of those returning to the shovel flag first, for “speeding.” >:-)

The toll bridges with burpees ended up working out well, as there were three groups and we all got to catch up briefly to do burpees from time to time.

BetaMax during the mosey, when Jean Claude’s dog passed him….twice… LOL

The PAX traveled a total of 3.5 to 4.5 miles and completed between 70 and 120 burpees.


  • Q school is this Saturday at Aldrich & The Pit
  • Next month, Omaha PAX will clown car to Lincoln again – stay tuned!
  • Prayers for Queen Service PAX members on this last 6 weeks of their challenge


When your muscles say you’re happy, you’re more likely to see the world around you in a positive way,” Dr Marmolejo-Ramos says. “In our research we found that when you forcefully practise smiling, it stimulates the amygdala — the emotional centre of the brain — which releases neurotransmitters to encourage an emotionally positive state. “For mental health, this has interesting implications. If we can trick the brain into perceiving stimuli as ‘happy‘, then we can potentially use this mechanism to help boost mental health.” The study replicated findings from the ‘covert’ smile experiment by evaluating how people interpret a range of facial expressions (spanning frowns to smiles) using the pen-in-teeth mechanism; it then extended this using point-light motion images (spanning sad walking videos to happy walking videos) as the visual stimuli. Dr Marmolejo-Ramos says there is a strong link between action and perception. “In a nutshell, perceptual and motor systems are intertwined when we emotionally process stimuli,” Dr Marmolejo-Ramos says. “A ‘fake it ’til you make it’ approach could have more credit than we expect.”

Don’t forget to smile! 😁

Prayers – T-claps to The Plague for leading us out in prayer

Coffee – at The Beanery



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