Tuesday, August 3, 2021| Cornhusker Handicap|Stinson Park, Omaha, NE | 60 degrees, clear skies
“I want to be Rich…”
12 Pax: Swiper, American Picker, Two-Step, Grillz, Dome (h), Khakis ®, Polaroid, Bubbles, Beeps (h), Mark Kucera – FNG, Blackjack, Schwin
5:30amSwiper welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the mission to Plant, Serve and Grow small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. He also mentioned that they were an International Organization now.
Swiper then covered the 5 core principles of F3. 1) Open to ALL men. 2. Always Free. 3) Always held outdoors, 4) Lead in a rotating fashion and 5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT).
There was one FNG today, Mark Kucera.
Swiper reminded the PAX that I am not a professional. Modify as necessary. From this point forward there is a real risk of injury.
5:37 am Warm-a-rama- We mosey’d over to the Papio Trail, and I immediately audible from my original plan, and went over to the darker, west side of the trail, to avoid the Skunk that Two Step and I just stumbled upon in the pre run. We stopped for 15 Patty Cake Merkins. Then after a little more jogging, we stopped by the next bridge for the following exercises:- 10 Tappy Taps IC- 10 Windmills IC- 10 Crab Cakes IC- Dome showed up about this point, after he realized the mostly women on the stage that were also working out, were not us. He jumped in, like he was there from the start.- 15 Superman Yellow Sun (and 15 Red Sun) IC- 20 Flutter Kicks IC- 10 Iron Cross IC- We then mosey’d back to the park, by the playground equipment
5:50 Pre Thang – Lovely Day- We performed SSHs to the song, “Lovely Day”, and every time Lovely Day was said by Bill Withers, we did a jump tuck, or did them continuously. The song is 4:15 long. He says Lovely Day around 100 times during the song. Mumble Chatter started after the first refrain, PAX members were groaning, and Khaki’s was encouraging the HIMs to keep pushing. It was a great Pre Thang, I will definitely use again.
5:55 The Thang – Grinder Through the Park
– As I was setting up the cones, I was talking to a lady named Michelle who said her gym was closed and that they would be working out in the park also, they stayed on the stage, which was where I had stage 1 set up. I said no problem, we will just need a little edge space. – We performed 8 stations of rotating working outs. I modified from having the push group push each workout group to saying, just do the workouts AMRAP and then push to the next station with your group. We – 1 (Stage) – Red Bull Rocky Balboa Sit Ups (Rocky IV, partner on feet) AMRAP- 2 (Stage) Push Group – Run up hill, then to cone and Broad jump, Contra Burpee to next cone, run on trail to station 3- 3 (Stage) Chicken Peckers AMRAP- 4 (Stage) Wall Sit AMRAP- 5 (Stage) DIPs AMRAP- 6 (Stage) pull ups AMRAP – Hang if can’t do pull ups- 7 (Stage) Gas Pumpers – AMRAP- 8 (Stage) Diamond Merkins – AMRAP- The Pax each completed one rotation at each corresponding exercise station and then Omaha was called. Swiper led the men back over to the grass for the 6 MOM.
7:506 MOM- Swiper instructed the Pax we would perform The Alphabet (ABCs) IC. We made it through the alphabet, and there was a fair amount of mumble chatter as we got through the Alphabet, but we had some good laughs too. We ended with Sarpy Slammers IC, and did them Rancid Style around the circle, so 12 in all.
At 7:57am NOR- The Name-a-rama was completed – see above for list of those who posted. – Mark Kucera was Named Q-Tip. Welcome Q-Tip!
Announcements: – We discussed all of the Pop-ups around Omaha and the importance of supporting the F3 Omaha Growth
Prayer Requests: – Khakis prayed for Wide Right and his daughter- American Picker prayed for his wife’s aunt, whose funeral is today.- Blackjack also had some family prayers.
COT- COT – What does it mean to be Rich? If I said to you, and you answered honestly, what would come to mind first? Pax members answered honestly and Swiper added a few others to think about:- Money, Possessions, Cars, Houses, Stocks, Bonds, 401k, Boats, Vacation or Vacation Homes…..etc.- Swiper challenged the Pax to change their What is True Wealth? The things that drive true wealth and happiness in our lives are Family, Love, Friendship, FELLOWSHIP- Remember what Christ said….Matthew 19:23-24 A rich man asked how to get into Heaven…”I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of Heaven. I’ll say it again, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, then for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God!”- Be rich in the things that matter. Judge your wealth on love, relationships, friendship and Family…- Swiper took us out in prayer, where we prayed for those Pax and their families with death and medical issues. He prayed for our growth in F3 Omaha and also that each of us can have a true and pure understanding of what it means to be Rich and chase and value those things.