January 19, 2021/AO – The Sanitarium/Temperature: 28 (Feels like 19)
Pax: Baby Shark, Marv, Trench, Gobbler, Firewalker, Ferdinand, Girl Dad, Rooney, High Life, Tony The Tiger, Armbar, Knobs, Schnapps, Sodapop, Boiling Point, Arch, Squeaky Clean, KOA.
Q: Safe Ride
Having never been the Q (or attended) the Sanitarium before this morning Safe Ride needed to get the lay of the land to determine exactly where the beatdown would transpire this cool/crisp morning. He arrived at the parking lot at approximately 4:50am and noticed there were already 4-5 vehicles. Even more surprising, however, was that the vehicles were not occupied. Guys were already out pre-running. As it got closer to 5am even more vehicles rolled into the parking lot for a 5k pre-run. It was at this time that Safe Ride discovered that several PAX decided run a 10k. Those crazy fools returned to the parking lot and picked up the 5am crew for another run. The Sarpy Swagger is real and it is damn strong. Safe Ride saw the runners off and then strapped on the rucksack to scout the Sanitarium.
Once the runners returned and the rest of the PAX arrived, Safe Ride welcomed everyone to F3 Omaha at the shovel flag. The Mission Statement and 5 core principles were given. Safe Ride checked for any new guys and then started today’s workout. Boo-yah!
The PAX moseyed from the shovel flag to the upper parking lot to the north. Circle up for warm-a-rama:
- Mountain Climbers
- Tappy Taps
- Windmills (a/k/a Abe Vigodas)
- Sun God’s
The PAX remained in the circle and Safe Ride moved straight into the Pre-Thang.
After the completion of the BLIMPS, Safe Ride explained that the THANG would be a 2-man BLIMP grinder. The PAX paired up and moved to the far west light poles in the parking lot. They would perform the first letter of the BLIMP AMRAP while their partner ran to the light pole across the parking lot and back. The partners would then switch. Continue the process through the exercises of the BLIMP. Rinse and repeat until Omaha was called at 6:06am.
Circle up in the parking lot for the following exercises:
- Flutter Kicks
- Frozen Freddies
- Sarpy Slammers
Safe Ride discussed the tragic story of the Hindenburg. This airship had traveled from Germany to New Jersey in May of 1937. There were 97 passengers and crew onboard. The Hindenburg was in the process of landing when it caught fire. 35 people perished and many more were injured. The total elapsed time from when the fire started to when the Hindenburg was fully engulfed and crashed to the ground was estimated between 16 and 34 seconds. In just that short period of time, lives were lost. These people had no idea how quickly their lives would change/end.
The point of discussing the Hindenburg disaster is to note that our lives are precious. They can be completely turned upside down in a blink of an eye. As a persona injury lawyer, Safe Ride has helped people who have sustained catastrophic injuries. In some instances, he’s helped family members who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle collisions and other events. Safe Ride encouraged the PAX to not take this life for granted. Do our best to live life to the fullest because we only have one life to live and it can be taken from us in an instant. So, go Carpe that Diem!
We ended in prayer.