Wild Kingdom Backblast: Just My Imagination (Running Away from Me)

Tuesday, March 6, 2021 | Wild Kingdom AO | Lake Zorinsky | 5:30 AM | Slight Breeze 64 degrees
PAX: Crab Cakes, Arm Bar, Barn Door, Kielbasa, Toadstool, Big Money (FNG – JJ), Wario, Cutting Edge, Roll Bar, Slow Roast, Moon Man, Speed Square, Sea Biscuit and Wait Time.
QIC: Wait Time

YHC greeted 13 PAX including one FNG (Welcome Big Money!!) on a gorgeous Spring morning. My pre-blast included a GIF of the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger in hopes that the F3Omaha PAX would #StartMeUp in the gloom at Lake Zorinsky. After YHC shared the Mission, Principles and Disclaimer (including – “I’m not your friend for the next 45 minutes”), we moseyed to the soccer fields for Warm-A-Rama.

WARM-A-RAMA: Jumpin’ Jack (Flash)

SSH x 25 IC | Imperial Walkers x 15 IC | Alternating Shoulder Taps x 20 IC | Lucky 7s (Diamond Merkins | Merkins | Werkins X 7 [2 rounds] | Big Ones x 8 IC | Red Bull Smurph Jacks x 20 IC

PAX moseyed to the top of the dam for the Pre-Thang.

Pre-Thang: Just like the Stones always including “Honky Tonk Women” on the set list, no Q from YHC can go without the Steinl. #Crowdpleaser
Plank x 30 | Chilcutt x 30 | Merkins x 10 | Amazing Spider Man x 10 IC [Right Leg] | Merkins x 10
Plank x 30 | Chilcutt x 30 | Merkins x 10 | Amazing Spider Man x 10 IC [Left Leg] | Merkins x 10

PAX counted off and broke into pairs for the THANG.

Thang: Street Fightin Man Ladder Workout

In pairs, PAX ran the gravel street at the dam for a ladder workout. The hill seemed to get steeper with each passing. At the bottom of the hill, we began with Burpee x 1. At the top of the hill, we started with Hand Release Merkins x 9. Next round, bottom of hill was Burpee x 2. Top of the hill, Hand Release Merkins x 8. So on….PAX finished with Burpees x 7 and Hand Release Merkins x 3.

PAX moseyed to the shovel flag for 6MOM.

6MOM: One Hit to the Body

Captain Thor: Ratio of four American Hammers to one Big Boy Sit-up. PAX completed ratio of Captain Thor through 20 American Hammers and 5 Big Boy Sit Ups.

Announcements:
GROWRUCK. See Roll Bar about GrowRuck St. Louis. It is scheduled for St. Louis. Event changes lives.
New Sites. F3Omaha launching six new sites over the next four weeks. Hit up some new AOs.

Prayers:
Wario and Toadstool Family. Aunt Mary has been in hospital ICU for two weeks. Prayers for family.

COT.Just My Imagination (Running Away From Me)
The Rolling Stones wrote a song called “Just My Imagination (Running Away From Me).” I was reminded of this song after reading a quote from the stoic philosopher, Seneca. In the quote, Seneca speaks of fear, our imagination and reality. I encourage PAX to check out the podcast, “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” Seneca

I encourage PAX to stop fearing the space that exists outside your comfort zone. Push your limits. Whether it is big stuff, like fearing an important conversation with a family member, co-worker or boss – or its the small stuff like getting out of the fartsack in the morning don’t let your imagination prevent you from growing.

Even in the small things like posting at a workout, I have seen how my imagination must be overcome when I begin reading a weather forecast and feeling reluctant to post because of rain or cold. Often, the elements are not as bad as my mind imagines them to be. The same can be true for approaching the bigger fears in life. First, overcome your imagination and you can overcome fear.

We ended with a prayer.

Grace & Peace,

Wait Time

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