9/23/2021, 5:30am | The Sandlot | Papillion, NE| 49F.

“Hope”

# of PAX: 15

QIC: Pea Soup 5:30am Pea Soup welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the mission to Plant, Serve and Grow small workout groups for the re-invigoration of male community leadership. No FNGs today! He then 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).

Pea Soup discussed the plan to run down the Papio trail to 72nd street then through the neighborhood back to 84th and then meet at the football field.

5:31-6:00am PAX moseyed onto the papio trail south. We then turned right 72nd street, right into the neighborhood, jogged up the hill and then back into Halleck park down to 84th. Turning back on Lincoln and then reconvened at the football field. At that time the pax were split into 2 groups and instructed on the next phase which consisted of ball breakers combined with a tunnel of love. Basically the 2 groups lined up on the 45 yard lines doing planks forming a tunnel. The pax at the end of the tunnel would then crawl through said tunnel and once emerging on the other side would sprint down around the goal post and back taking his place at the end of the tunnel. Then the next person in line would go. It was originally planned for the 2 lines to race across the field but in true “Freed to Lead” fashion it was changed to everyone crawl through and sprint twice. After completion of the said two reps. We lined up in our two groups and did an Indian run back to the shovel flags.

6:10am We then went into Name-o-rama. The following member were present for a total of 15 PAX members: Swiper, Feeney, Squeaky Clean, Firewalker, KOA, Borat, Shrute, Animal House, Haggis, Skidz, Ear Tag, Zorro, Trench, Nancy, Pea Soup.

Announcements/Prayer Requests: COT Reminder to keep all of those PAX in you prayers who are sick or dealing with illness in their families.

COT:

Pea Soup discussed the Hope study done in the 1950’s with rats. Which involved researchers timing how long it would take for wild vs lab rats to give up and drown when placed in a tank of water. What was noticed was that wild rats would give up and drown in a much shorter period of time then the lab rats sometimes within minutes. So then in phase 2 of the study once again wild vs lab rats were put into the same situation only this time just before the rat would give up and drown they were pulled from the water and allowed to rest for a short period of time. Then they were placed back in the tank. What was observed that both groups would then swim for days before finally drowning. It was concluded that hope or even the possibility of rescue kept the rats swimming for an exponentially longer time. The message here was that hope is a very powerful thing. And as a side note our bodies are capable of far more than we give it credit for.

We ended with a prayer to Sky Q. Pea Soup

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Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small (free) workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

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