Sandlot Backblast: West Papio Trail

1/7/2021, 5:30am | The Sandlot | Papillion, NE| 30 degrees

 “Out and back on West Papio Trail” 

# of PAX:  9

QIC:  Ferdinand


Firewalker & Ferdinand


Ferdinand welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the mission to Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. No FNGs today!  

Ferdinand went on to cover the 5 core principles of F3.  

1) Open to ALL men. 

2) Always Free.

3) Always held outdoors.

4) Led in a rotating fashion.

5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT).  

Ferdinand shared the “Out and back on West Papio Trail” path with the pax. We were running by 5:32am.


We ran east on West Papio Trail and turned around and headed back at the 20 minute mark. It ended up being between 4-5 miles depending on your pace. We all finished at the same time!


We started Mary and did 9 Sarpy Slammers IC in a rotating fashion touching every PAX member. We then went into Name-o-rama. The following members were present for a total of 9 PAX members: Squeaky Clean, Boiling Point, Baby Shark, Crawl, KOA, Firewalker, Gunner, Gobbler, and Ferdinand!

Announcements/Prayer Requests:  

  • Boiling Point appreciated his first full week of F3 and thanked all the PAX members for being so welcoming
  • Members asked to keep brother Trench in their thoughts and prayers as he is dealing with an arm injury
  • Members asked to keep our country in their thoughts and prayers as we’ll dealing with some tough times right now as a nation


Ferdinand started off by thanking all of the PAX members for showing up! He then spoke about a gentleman named, David Goggins, and gave a brief description of his background. He then encouraged every PAX member to read the book, Can’t Hurt Me! He finished by giving two quotes from the book that he thought would resonate with the PAX members.

“The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. It’s the same reason why you have to do your best work when you are the least motivated.”

  • David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me

“The sole reason I work out like I do isn’t to prepare for and win ultra races. I don’t have an athletic motive at all. It’s to prepare my mind for life itself. Life will always be the most grueling endurance sport, and when you train hard, get uncomfortable, and callous your mind, you will become a more versatile competitor, trained to find a way forward no matter what. Because there will be times when the sh*t life throws at you isn’t minor at all. Sometimes life hits you dead in the f*cking heart.”

  • David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me 

Aye! Ferdinand

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