August 25, 2020/AO – The Colosseum/Temperature: a humid 70 degrees
Pax:. Baskins (RESPECT), Left Seat, Biggie Smalls, Skipper, Toadstool, Flanders, Greek Freak, Wide Right, Samples (RESPECT), Vandelay (RESPECT), Honey Stinger, Pony Express (Hate), Buns of Steel, Honey Badger, Sister Act, Squidward, TC (RESPECT), Beta Max, Othello, Hoosegow, Bloodshot, RamRod (Hate Hate), Hightower, Dr. Thunder, IcyHot, Pancake (Hate), Swinger, Slow Pitch, Tin Cup, Tenderfoot, Pantyhose, STELLA and TBird.
Q: Safe Ride
Safe Ride promptly welcomed the PAX to F3 Omaha at 5:30. The Mission Statement, Disclaimer, and 5 Core Principles were given. The men then entered The Colosseum.
The PAX moseyed from the concessions area to midfield of the football field for warm-a-rama. Once at the location, the following exercises were performed:
- SSH x 20 IC
- Chinooks x 10 IC forwards then backwards
- Sun Gods x 10 IC forwards then backwards
- Randys x 15 IC
- Apolo Ohnos x 20 IC
- Mountain Climbers x 20 IC
The PAX moseyed down the football field to the “red zone”. Safe Ride explained how the “Red Zone” was his first beatdown at The Colosseum when it opened last August. To pair it down to a pre-thang, the group performed squats together at each five-yard marker (20, 15, 10, 5), with bear crawls between each marker, until making it to the goal line for a touchdown. The “extra point” was a burpee. The second “red zone” was shoulder taps with lunge walks. Once completed the PAX moseyed to the endzone on the other end of the field for Pre-Thang #2: Intro to Iron PAX Challenge:
This is Week 0 of IPC. Safe Ride decided it would be a good to do one round of this week’s challenge (apologies to Biggie Smalls). One round of the IPC was as follows:
- 50 Squats
- 40 Big Boys
- 30 Merkins
- 20 Bonnie Blairs
- 10 Burpees
- Run 1 lap (400 meters)
The Deck of Death. The PAX made its way to midfield and Safe Ride broke out a deck of playing cards. Safe Ride explained how he did this workout when he first Qed the Pit. Each suit represented an exercise and each card dictated the number of reps the PAX performed. The exercises were as follows:
- Hearts – Monkey Humpers IC
- Diamonds – Merkins
- Spades – Squats
- Clubs – Burpees
Safe Ride finally called OMAHA at 6:05am.
Safe Ride heard a little mumble chatter during the beatdown. Samples seemed impressed by the number of squats the PAX performed. There were also some concerns about finishing the Thang on a low number so YHC kept pulling cards until we ended with the Jack of Clubs (11 burpees). The real highlight of the beatdown was the stadium lights turning on mid-Thang. It was like turning on a light switch. Now everyone, including the high schoolers preparing for morning cheer practice, could witness our monkey humpers.
- Big Boy Sit Ups
- James Bonds
- American Hammers
“Stepping outside your comfort zone is supposed to feel uncomfortable because we’re in new and unfamiliar territory. Being uncomfortable is a sign of success, NOT of failure!! So, if we are uncomfortably outside our comfort zones, then that means we are growing. And THAT is cause for celebration!” Roz Savage
I think we can all take something from this quote. I reminisce to when myself, Wait Time, Tater Tot, and Brazilian were out to lunch at Paradise Bakery discussing the opening of The Colosseum. At the time, I had been in F3 for about 3 months and had Qed a total of 3 times. With that being said, when I was asked if I wanted to be a Site Q I immediately jumped at the chance. Granted, I was out of my comfort zone. I was still trying to figure out my fitness goals, what male community leadership meant to me, and how I fit into this amazing thing called F3. Yet, I was ready to dive into unfamiliar territory. Over the past year I’ve meandered my way through Site Q responsibilities and found my place/voice in this group. Fast forward to 4-5 weeks ago, I was in STELLA’s office and proposed having him take over as Site Q for The Colosseum. Without hesitation, STELLA said he’d “love it”. As many of you have witnessed, STELLA has become a solid leader in this group. He’s picked up the six, lead savage beatdowns, and carried himself like the HIM he is. I know the Best AO in all of Omaha is in good hands with STELLA running the show. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for all of us.
- Queen Service is still happening. Keep encouraging those participating as we enter the homestretch.
- Another shovel flag passing occurs tomorrow at Paradise as Blue Suede turns over Site Q duties to Slow Pitch.
- VQ alert tomorrow as well as Wide Right leads the beatdown at Top Rope
- Q School this week at Oracle (6am) and the Canyon (7am).
Tater Tot took us out in prayer.