Papillion-LaVista High School, Papillon, NE | 66, 93% humidity…..
“From Ordinary to Extraordinary”
19 Pax: Swiper, Borat, Truck Stop, Skidz, Sweet Roll, Michelin, Soda Pop, Haggis, MoTown, Rooney, Levy, Feeny, Soup, Flowers, Double Dip, Animal House, Knobs, Squeaky Clean
5:00amPre Run: Swiper, Double Dip
5:30amSwiper welcomed the Pax to F3 – Fitness, Fellowship and Faith – reminding them of the mission to Plant, Serve and Grow small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. We are growing, new sites in Omaha, new FNGs everyday, and we are 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). Swiper asked do we have any FNGs today? Yes, we had one FNG today, Andy. Of course Escobar, F3 Omaha’s
Credo: Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you found him.
Swiper reminded the PAX that I am not a professional. Modify as necessary. Workouts are all a suggestion. From this point forward there is a real risk of injury. Swiper informed the group we would mosey down to the track where the cones are set up.
Now let’s get into the thang!
5:35 The Thang – Merkin Dollie Countdown
Swiper informed the group we would do an Iron Pax style workout in honor of IPC month that he picked up at the Combine a few months back. With a couple minor tweaks. We would do the following sets of exercises on our own and after completing each set of exercises, each Pax would run one lap (400m) around the track. The one other element is we would have two coupons ready and the first two Pax done would carry the coupons on the run, until another Pax member caught them and then they would pass the coupon to that Pax member. Then the first HIM could take off and the Coupon would be passed accordingly and then each time it would be set back at the starting spot and the next Pax up would pick it up.- 100 Merkins- 90 Low Dollies (Open)- 80 Merkins – 70 Low Dollies – 60 Merkins – 50 Low Dollies – 40 Merkins – 30 Low Dollies – 20 Merkins – 10 Merkins
The Pax began crushing the workout, mumble chatter and groans immediately kicked in and Swiper hit the tunes. Knobs commented that when “I am in a Hurry” came on and Swiper said this was Double Dip’s theme song, he said, “This is some Boy Band”, this wasn’t the original version, and he mentioned this wasn’t Alabama. I said it was Florida Georgia Line and they aren’t a boy band, and then I thought about it for a while and kind of agreed. Merkins continued. Chests were swoll, abs and hips were flexed and coupons were carried…..Omaha was called at 6:09 and all Pax were on the last two rotations.
We closed with 10 American Hammers, IC.
The NOR was completed – see above for list of those who posted.
Announcements: – Knobs mentioned that Q schedules are open and guys should just sign up to Q or Co-Q.- Iron Pax Week 2 chances to post everyday.- Shovel Flag passes at Paradise Island and The Battlefield
Prayer Requests: – Knob’s Father and family- Kiapust family- Sweet Roll’s Co-worker with a stroke
COT – Hit the Line Hard
Swiper spoke about daily devotion from God’s Little Instruction Book for Leaders. “In Life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard.” “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiastes 9:10. Then he read a story about Dr. Lida Earhart and it talked about how she put her heart and soul into everything she did. One day she was asked to give a talk on the book of Job. She proceeded to research archeological features of the time of Job, read numerous commentaries and analysis by biblical scholars and she deeply pondered the book’s theme. What resulted was a presentation people are still talking about. What was most amazing is that Dr. Earhart did this for an “ordinary” church meeting. Lida however didn’t know the meaning of ordinary. Leaders are made out of ordinary people who go beyond ordinary to the extraordinary. Swiper challenged the PAX this week to go from ordinary to extraordinary in their jobs, family lives and F3.
Much Love Brothers! Swiper led the group out in prayer. Aye! Swiper