April 30, 2021/Stinson Park/AO – The Brickyard/Temperature: 48 Degrees.
Pax: Brazilian, Huffy, Tonight Show, Dome (Hate!), STELLA, Vanilla Ice, Beta Max, Polaroid, Chiclets (RESPECT!), Kielbasa, Jeeves (RESPECT!), Father Time, Lifeline, Ketchup, Relish.
Q: Safe Ride
Safe Ride welcomed the Pax of F3 Omaha to The Brickyard, Omaha’s coupon-featured AO in Stinson Park at 5:30am. The Mission Statement of F3 was flawlessly recited. Said mission is to plant, grow, and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. The 5 core principles were recited: 1) it’s free; 2) open to all men; 3) held outdoors rain or shine; 4) peer led in a rotating fashion; 5) and ends in a circle of trust. Slow Pitch and Safe Ride are not professionals. There is a real risk of injury, so they instructed the men to modify as needed.
The PAX left their coupons at the playground area and moseyed from the shovel flags around the track of Stinson Park and circled up on the stage for WAR:
- Tappy Taps x 15 IC
- Moroccan Nightclubs
- Mountain climbers x 15 IC
- Merkins 15
- Goofballs x 15
The PAX went back to the retrieve their coupons and did a rifle care to the grass for the Pre-Thang. The Brickyard’s Site Q, Huffy, recently built/assembled tire sleds. It’s one of his amazing talents, along with his coupon painting creations. He’s been itching to have these latest creations used at The Brickyard. So, Safe Ride obliged. PAX loaded their coupons into the tire sleds and ran down and back 25 yards. While the tire sled participants ran/drug the tire sleds the remaining PAX performed certain coupon exercises AMRAP style. When the runners returned three more PAX performed the tire sled run and the remaining went to the next AMRAP exercise. TCLAPS to Polaroid who ran approximately 100 yards with the sled while fellow PAX worked on getting their coupons properly loaded. The exercises performed were as follows:
- Shoulder Presses
Once everyone had rolled through the tire sled the PAX rifle carried their coupons to grass in front of the stage for The Thang. The PAX was instructed that they would do 25 reps of a list of exercises. Once completed, they would drop their coupons, run on the track to the obilesk and back. Rinse and repeat until OMAHA. The list of exercises was as follows:
- Coupon Swings
- Coupon Presses
- Coupon Deadlifts
The PAX returned to the shovel flag for Mary.
- Gas Pumpers
- Flutter Kicks
- Big Boys
- American Hammers
Safe Ride started his COT by mentioning something historical. It was on this date in 1789 that George Washington was sworn in as America’s first President. It was essentially the birth of the new federal government under the Constitution. It was an incredible, and important, moment. After the swearing in Washington gave his first inaugural address to a joint session of Congress. One Senator, William Maclay of Pennsylvania, noted that Washington trembled when addressing the members. Obviously, Washington understood the tremendous responsibility he had to preserve the “sacred fire of liberty” he and his Patriots fought for in the Revolutionary War.
Safe Ride ended his COT by discussing how his oldest son, Jolly Roger, is in the middle of his baseball season. Baseball is a game of failure. Even the very best players fail most of the time. An MLB all-star may bat .300, which is a good/great year at the plate. Yet, that means he is failing 7 out of 10 times. Safe Ride has discussed this information with Jolly Roger and encouraged him to stay positive, even when he fails (which is going to be a lot). All Jolly Roger can/should do when he fails in baseball is to keep working, learn something from a mistake, and stay positive. Day by day, keep practicing and good things will happen. That is how the men of F3 need to approach life, both inside and outside of the Gloom. We’re going to fail a lot in life. However, we should learn from those failures and keep working to get better. Day by day.
That topic led Safe Ride to recall the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ prayer said before games. The prayer is as follows:
Dear Lord, the battles we go through life,
We ask for a chance that’s fair,
A chance to equal our stride,
A chance to do or dare,
If we should win, let it be by the code,
Faith and Honor held high,
If we should lose, we’ll stand by the road,
And cheer as the winners go by.
Day by Day, we get better and better!
The team that can’t be beat, WON’T BE BEAT!
- Dragon’s Lair’s official launch is tomorrow morning at Gretna Park. Start time is 6am.
- Grow Ruck is happening the weekend of July 16th. See Rollbar for more details.
- Prayers for Jeeves’ friend, Kathy, as she battles cancer.
Safe Ride took us out in prayer.