Cornhusker Handicap February 23, 2021
Be the Buffalo
F3 – Fitness Fellowship and Faith
“Today we are focusing on the First F Fitness”
PAX present: Nugent, Frosty, Doppler, Dome, E85, Sticky Bandit, Sister Act, UHaul, Othello, Short Sale, Panty Hoses, Lucky Charms, Port-A-John, Polaroid, FNG-Fudd, Patton, Demigorgon, Bovine, Waterboy, Hoosegow, Drone Strike, Spreadsheet, Two Step, Grease Fire
After contemplating whether to arrive for the prerun or not, YHC showed up at 5:02 on this beautiful morning, to a parking lot full of cars. After taking a mosey to set up for the workout the first of the prerunners were starting to come back and I joined them for a finishing mosey around the park.
Promptly at 5:30, after a reminder from Short Sale about the time, the mission statement, principles, and disclaimer were read off.
“To plant, grow and serve men’s small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership”
“I am not a professional – all exercises are merely a suggestion, please modify as needed. From this point on there is a real risk of injury so please be safe”
5 Core Principles
Open to all men
End with COT (Circle of Trust)
Then we started to mosey….oh wait we had and FNG and being a the first time that happened to YHC he almost got away without an introduction.
Mosey to the Second floor of the PacLifeGarage additional announcement to respect the vehicles in the garage.
Sidestraddle Hope: 10 IC
The Pax numbered off into 4 groups. Each group was given a sheet with the workout they were to perform and the Freed to Lead!
Basic workout was as follows:
20 Lunges (10 each leg)
25 Mtn Climbers
30 sec Plank
35 American hammers
45 Big Boy Sit-ups
Group 1: Do the ladder of exercises like a normal PAX would
Group 2: Do 1 exercise add the 5 reps of next exercise to the previous…rinse and repeat
Group 3: Did the ladder in reverse: 50, 45, 40…
Group 4: Started with the final round of exercises and removed one everytimethrough.
Mosey to the playground for Mary
Low Dolly: 10 IC, Respect!
Announcements & Prayers:
- 12 in 21 this weekend at Chalco, talk to Armbar or Firewalker for details
- Short Sale FIL was diagnosed with lung cancers, prayers for him and the family
- Sticky Bandit has a coworker who is struggling right now
- Two Steps friend Jeff prayers for innocence and the lawyers
COT: Today every group had the similar workouts but the trail of the workout was different for the groups. Like in life we all have a journey we are given. We all have storms and trials we face the outcome of our life is determined by how we handle these times.
There is a ranch in CO that raises beef cattle and market bison. When a storm is coming, cows and buffalo respond very differently.
When a storm approaches, cows will move east, away from the storm. The storm is coming from the west, the cows see it, so they head east and run away from it. Makes sense — hard to argue with that logical behavior. However, eventually that storm will catch up to the cows. That’s a problem … the fear and the avoidance of facing the storm causes cows to run. The cow hopes the storm goes away, and when it doesn’t, the cow is surprised with that reality. Optimism, wishful thinking, running away, avoiding the danger, looking away and pretending the storm is not there do not work.
In the case of the buffalo, they react the opposite. They head west, right into the storm. Directly heading into harm’s way is counter-intuitive … and brilliant! By moving toward the storm the impact of the storm is dramatically reduced.
Facing the storm isn’t done on your own its done in the group just like the workouts today. Every group faced the storm together. BE THE BUFFALO!
Prayer – Grease Fire