Thursday, October 21, 2021| The Sandlot |Halleck Park, Papillion, NE | 51 degrees, clear skies
“Love your neighbor as yourself”
9 Pax: FireWalker, Diddy, Trench, KOA, Jean-Claude, Swiper, Tater Tot, Farva, Animal House
4:45am Swiper 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.
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 were no FNGs today.
Swiper reminded the PAX that I am not a professional. Modify as necessary. From this point forward there is a real risk of injury.
KOA and I thought it would be best to support the launch of the Steel Mill, but I didn’t want to give up my Q, so I decided to move the Sandlot up to 4:45am and then we could support the Steel Mill at 5:30am. The Gloom is always open.
As Trench mentioned, its 4:45 – we got rolling. Swiper mentioned he would take the Pax on a new route for the Sandlot, it was time to wake up those muscles.
5:31 am The Running Thang
SwiperSwiper led the Pax to the Papio Trail and immediately Farva was ready to push the pace, as always. Love it and expected it. We hit 72nd street and headed South. Strava users will notice we did the Snake in the Grass segment, which I PR’d in today. Not surprising. I created that segment years ago and had run it 22 times previously, usually from my house. If anything, it showed me how F3 continues to help me accelerate. As we started to climb 72nd we passed a female runner who yelled out “Trench!”, Trench turned around and ran the other way. We continued to climb 72nd St to the BP gas station on Applewood Dr., where I informed Farva to run Applewood Dr. back to the Dino’s Storage on Cedardale. Swiper went back to pick up the six and informed others as well. Swiper caught up to Tater, Animal House and KOA and Diddy and we stopped at Dino’s for the six. He yelled at Trench and Farva who were heading back towards the shovel flags to come back. We did 25 Derkins on the curb as we waited for the six. We resumed to head West on Cedardale and then take left on Patricia Dr, and run the hill up Juniper Dr. and take Cedarwoods Dr. back to Cedardale Dr. Whoooo, that is a mouthful of Cedar. At the stop sign we did Flutter Kicks on the curb for the six. Once the six arrived we would do 10 more flutter kicks IC as a group. Then we took a right and a quick left and Parc Dr led us back toward Halleck Park. We did the loop around by Papio Bay, caught half of the duck pond and met at the shovel flags.
5:20 am 6MOM
We partnered up and each partner did 50 Ol’ Faithful leg kicks, with their partner pushing their legs in every direction
5:25 am NOR
Name-a-rama was completed – see above for list of those who posted.
Swiper mentioned we would all head over to the Steel Mill as planned.
The Group prayed for Knobs and his father Hank, who passed away yesterday.
Swiper prayed for his brother in law Jeff.
Swiper mentioned he was reading the Book of Romans in the Bible yesterday and the St. Paul wrote the Romans, that we learned and the 10 Commandments tell us we should not murder, not steal, not lie, etc. But these and other commandments are summed up in this one Commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” SwipeTown USA then talked about how if you do this, if you always think about how your words, actions, attitude, tone of voice, eye contact, with other people affect them; and you do things in a way that you would want them done to you, the rest will work itself out along the way.
Swiper then asked the Pax to take a knee. Swiper thanked Jesus for the opportunity to lead on this fine morning. We prayed for the Pax, for Knobs and Hank, for Jeff Tierney, and for High Life and the Launch of The Steel Mill.