Thursday, December 2, 2021|The Battlefield|Westside High School, Omaha, NE | 49 degrees, 60% humidity, down right pleasant for Dec 2. 

 “Wonder”

29 Pax: Schlitz, Samples, ICB, Tenderfoot, Rosetta, Hat Trick, Bloodshot, Tuna Fish, Starkist, Vanilla Ice, Honey Maid, Ruckspin, Flowers, Romeo, Jeeves, Black Lung, Mahomes, Black Flag, Santiago, Retweet, Broadside, Safe Ride, TC, Rollbar, Shrute, Dirty Bird, Sweet Roll, IceT, Swiper

QIC:  Swiper

5:00 am     Pre Pre Run: Samples, Jeeves, Black Flag, Safe Ride (Ruck)

5:30 am    Swiper 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). 

There were no FNGs today. 

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.

5:33 am      Warm-a-rama

We stopped at the Parking lot in the back SouthWest corner of the campus.

  • 10 Big Ones IC – hold for 5 IC on each side
  • 10 Toe Touch Holds IC
  • 7 Motivators IC
  • 10 Sprinklers IC (Each Way)
  • Superman Yellow Sun / Red Sun 5 IC each

5:45 am    Pre Thang: Bernie, Mario, and Bear

We would jog over to the field in the SW corner and partner up. On the way to the hill, TenderFoot asked Swiper (his partner), “We aren’t going to do those Bernie Matov’s are we?” Swiper said, “Do you mean Bernie Sanders?  Why yes we are!”  One partner would perform the exercises on the cone and the other partner would would Bernie Sanders up the first hill, Mario Jump across the field, Bernie Sanders up the second hill to the lights and then Bear Crawl down the hill, Mario Jump across the field again and Bear Crawl down the hill again to your partner.  The cumulative exercises are as follows:

  • 150 Alternative Should Tap Merkins IC
  • 150 X- Factors IC
  • 150 Jump Tucks On Up
  • 150 Mountain Climbers
  • 150 Gas Pumpers
  • Plank or Chilcutt Plank until partner returns

Most Pax were grinding, breathing heavy and mumble chatter set in quickly.  Omaha was called after 10 mins and we headed up William Street.  We Stopped at the top and did Monkey Humpers or picked up the six.  Sweet Roll smiled and looked at Swiper and said, “You really do like exploring AOs, don’t you?”  Swiper thought, “Heh, Sweet Roll, You are pretty good at asking questions, aren’t ya?”  Then we beheaded onto the field.

5:55 am    The Thang – Alligator Merkin Stairs

We ran over to the stairs, and Swiper instructed that our partner and I would split up and we would run up the stairs, one Pax at a time and then have each Pax wait 2 seconds to go next.  When you get all the way to the top, you will come down the stairs doing Alligator Merkins, then go up the next set up stairs and go etc. until you have gone up all three sets and down all three.   Pax Should do Balls to the Wall or Chicken Peckers on the fence until all Pax finish. 

We would meet back in the middle of the field for 6MOM.

6:05 am     6MOM 

We would do 50 Ol’ Faithfuls and then Plank to the six.  Finally we would do a circle of Planks, Rancid style.  Each Pax would count IC, it ended up being a Chilcutt plank for 29 Reps IC. We would end with 15 Sarpy Slammers IC. 

6:12am    NOR

The Name-a-rama was completed – see above for list of those who posted.   

Announcements:  

  • CSAUP – Jan 29
  • Collecting cans of food in Sarpy for the Tri-City food pantry

Prayer Requests:  

  • Jeeves friend Wendy, passed away
  • All of those battling with sickness, viruses, colds

COT        Wonder

There are 100’s of references to God’s Awe and Wonder in the Bible.  In Acts 2:22 Luke referenced how God “Publicly endorsed Jesus, by doing powerful signs and wonders and miracles.”  Or David, the Psalmist, who said in Psalm 136:4, “Give Thanks to HIM who alone does great wonders.”

The definition of Wonder “ A feeling of Surprise, mingled with admiration, caused by something Beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable.”

  • Something that Amazes People
  • Something that is marvelous or astonishing

How often do you take time to wonder?  

As we approach the Christmas season, Advent for Catholics and the Birth of Jesus, How might you deepen your wonder and prayer?

How are you cultivating WONDER in your children? 

What activities could you do to create an environment in your family for Wonder?

What activities could you remove?   

Swiper led the group out in prayer.

Aye! Swiper

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