8/5/2021, 5:30am | The Sandlot | Papillion, NE| 70 degrees. Calm. Clear.

“Don’t Reinvent the Wheel”

# of PAX:  9



Trench, Jean Claude, KOA


Swiper, Crawl, Animal House, Jason (potential FNG at next Beatdown)


KOA 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.   No FNGs today! 

KOA went on to cover the 5 core principles of F3. 

1) Open to ALL men.

2)  Always Free. 

3) Always held outdoors

4) Lead in a rotating fashion

5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT). 

KOA shared the running route with the PAX and we were running by 5:31am.


PAX moseyed West on Lincoln Street to 96th Street. We held the groups together for a while and then they started to space themselves out. Swiper and Ear Tag pulled ahead. KOA, Crawl, Feeney, Pea Soup and Animal House held up the middle. Rooney and Haggis held the Six. Crawl left early and the rest of the PAX continued on. We turned south onto 96th Street and turned around at the last neighborhood. Swiper and Ear Tag finished down the hill to the trailhead to Walnut Creek. Simple out and back but the PAX was asked to try and have a faster time back than out. We returned to the shovel flags at the Sandlot and completed 2 rounds of Sarpy Slammers “Rancid” style.  



            We then went into Name-o-rama. The following member were present for a total of 9 PAX members:  Crawl, Swiper, Ear Tag, Animal House, Pea Soup, Feeney, Rooney, Haggis, KOA


Announcements/Prayer Requests: 

  • PAX asked to pray for Knobs and Firewalker who had been battling some illness recently.
  • PAX asked to remember some of the Pop-ups going on around the city.
  • PAX asked to remember the mutton bust’in sign up for the Sarpy County fair


            KOA told the PAX that he has been reading Freed to Lead and was struck by the idea that F3 borrowed a lot of its ideas from other groups. They went on to say that running inefficiently was the last thing they wanted to do. Rather than re-invent the wheel, they borrowed ideas from others that had been successful, or the perfected ideas that others struggled with. Freed to Lead went on to discuss how Napoleon did the same thing. Rather than come up with his own war tactics, he perfected the ones that others created and he pushed his men to execute them flawlessly.

            While KOA did not advocate for war tactics from the PAX, he did encourage everyone to look for ways to be more efficient. Ask friends, co-workers, and other PAX members, how they navigate challenging situations, rather than trying to figure out your way through everything on your own. Life is too busy to do everything on your own. Use the successes of others in your life to make your life easier.

We ended with a prayer to Sky Q.


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