Sandlot Backblast: Ferdinand’s Loop

Thursday, December 31, 2020, 5:30am | The Sandlot | Papillion’s Halleck Park| 7 Degrees and Chilly – Like facemasks and snot freezing to your face cold.

“Ferdinand’s Loop” 

8 PAX: Gobbler, KOA, Knobbs, SqueakyClean, Tench, Crawl, Tony The Tiger,

QIC:  Firewalker

4:28amFirewalker and Trench arrive for a little Pre-Run Run. We circled back to pick up the 5am crew but they still lay sleeping in their fartsacks dreaming of mistletoe and holly.

5:30am​Firewalker welcomed the Pax to F3 and the launch of the Sandlot.  Firewalker sharedthe mission of F3 – to Plant, Serve and Grow small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.   No new FNGs.  

Firewalker then covered the 5 core principles of F3.  1) Open to ALL men. 2.  Always Free.  3) Always held outdoors, 4)Lead in a rotating fashion and 5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT).  Firewalker shared the route – a two-mile loop – now likely to be affectionately known as “Ferdinand’s Loop” from here on out.  We’d be running it twice.

Satellites were acquired, running watches started and the pax headed North to brave the brisk December gloom and trounce any ice chucks which lay in our way!

5:32-6:10am ​We Ran.  Around and Around.  It was so great!

6:10am​​Name-o-rama.  See above.

​​Announcements/Prayer Requests:  – CSAUP Saturday. Encouraged all Pax toCome!- 12 Ab Days of Christmas.  The coveted coasters Gobbler Grinchily stole from Lucky Charms’ Christmas stocking are still up for grabs.  Competition is tough.  Knobs gave it all he had.  Rumor has it you have to do 120+ hammers in 2 minutes.  Video evidence or a witness is required.- Prayers for the frontline medical professionals who are battling for us daily!

COT

Firewalker shared the Phrase “Run the Mile You Are In” with the Pax.  He reflected on how it is easy to look ahead, to become discouraged by the miles YET to come but to live and enjoy the moment you are in.  Firewalker thanked fellow HIM, Crawl for planting the idea of running on Thursday’s at the Pit, which has now become 1 of 4 sites in Sarpy Co.    Firewalker closed out in prayer and thanked SkyQ for the HIM of F3, their leadership and for his grace in 2020!  

Aye! Firewalker

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