Paradise Island Backblast
March 17, 2021 | 38° with a light breeze and a slight mist, (Typical weather along the hilly coast of Ireland)
PAX: Sparty, Skipper, Fire Walker, Squeaky Clean, Two-Step, Biff, FDIC, 2×4, Slow Pitch, The Curse, Cataracts, The Plague, Gunner, Blue Chip, Vanilla Ice, Merch, Stink Bait, Ice T, Swinger, Space Bar, Mac ‘n Cheese, Blackjack, Ice Hot
Co-Q’s: Lucky Charms & Gobbler
At promptly 5:15, the Brothers Burke welcomed everyone to their favorite holiday by way of a beatdown. Lucky started off by welcoming everyone, reminded everyone of the 3 F’s, welcomed one FNG that ended up going to the #Respect workout. Gobbler picked it up from there and stated that we are not professionals, and F3’s 5 core values—free, held outdoors, open to all men, lead in a rotating basis by our peers, and end in a circle of trust.
PAX numbered off into two groups. Group 1 went with Gobbler to the north side of mall. Group 2 went with Lucky to the bottom of the final rose. Each group was accompanied by a stereo and an Irish playlist to help get everyone in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit.
Warm-a-ramao Mosey to respective starting pointso SSH x 15o Merkins x 15o Tappy Taps x 15o Sun Gods x 10 each wayo Burpees x 5
The Thang consisted of a horseshoe pattern run that included one uphill portion, a flat portion, and a downhill portion. A group of exercises were done at the top of each hill and a group of exercises done at the bottom of each hill. PAX ran the horseshoe twice. • Top of the hillso 5 burpeeso 12 Bonnie Blairso 15 LBCso 5 burpees• Bottom of the hillso 20 Carolina Dry Dockso 20 Merkinso 20 Flutter Kicks
Mary• Flutter kicks x 17 IC• Side crunch x 17 each side• Box cutters x 17 IC• American Hammers – Rancid Style (25 total)
Announcements/Prayers• Prayers for Sparty and his family today• F3 Omaha will be growing this Spring. Gobbler announced a new Wednesday location at Papio South starting soon. Look for pop-ups and more info to come (including the much-anticipated name).• April 10 – Celebrate queenservice’s completion and the PAX’s success, and also push the king. A 1st F and 2nd F opportunity that includes runs and paces for all capabilities. We will all start and end at Kros Strain, with all runs timed to end around noon for 2nd F and potentially beers for those who want to partake.
COT• St. Patrick was not Irish. He was enslaved in Ireland. He then escaped, went back to mainland Europe, and returned to help the people who enslaved him. Today’s workout was designed around that idea. We ran hills, knew the suck that awaited at each station, then went back into it. Much like St. Patrick, we confronted what scared us head on today. • There is another message of forgiveness in St. Patrick’s actions. Forgiving the people that enslaved you, just to return in attempt to spread love and save the people of Ireland. As Gandhi stated, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” • A traditional Irish Blessing was recited:
May the road rise to meet you;
Maty the wind blow at your back
May the sun shine warmly on your face;
May the rains fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again, may Gold hold you in the palm of his hand.
Gobbler lead us out in Prayer.
Lucky Charms & Gobbler