12/24/21 The Farm – Reinvigorate or Invigorate

AO- The Farm

Q- Slow Pitch

PAX: Grease Fire, Khakis (respect), Milo, Edison, Vandelay (respect), Crab Cakes, Hu Hot, Schrute, Levy, Ferdinand, Squeaky Clean, Tater Tot, Wait Time, Mr. Miyagi, Tony the Tiger, GTA, Swiper, Slow Pitch

How the Gloom got started: Holy Crap! Slow Pitch called his brother, Tater Tot, on the car ride in and was blessed with the addition of Khakis (respect) being in his car for a discussion of how foggy the ride in was. Khakis referred to it as the kind of weather you’d have in a horror film, not on Christmas Eve. You couldn’t see 300 yards, which increased the anxiety for the Q,on the approach to the AO. Once the Q arrived at the site, he ran around setting up lights and cones, inspected the bleachers and realizing there was too much moisture to do many exercises on them. Then through the fog, pulled up a minivan, with a huge smiling GTA. This was a gift, as GTA stated the fairgrounds has a Texas Chainsaw Massacre feeling to it. It did. After the Q got set up, he met the Pax at the flags, watching the pre-runners come in with various lights. Just a cool sight to see.

This is where Slow Pitch remembered some of the principles of F3, but not all of them, then there was the explanation that he’s not a professional. Also gave the Mission Statement: To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the reinvigoration or invigoration of male community leadership.

The PAX was instructed to mosey single file to the grandstand running up steps, down the bleachers, zig zag, through the other end, to South of the buildings.  

Warmarama: 12/24’s 

​SSH: 4 IC

​Burpees: 8 on down

​SSH: 4 IC

​Burpees: 8 on down

​SSH: 4 IC

​Burpees: 8 on down

Walk to block/brick restroom building:Vandelay and Khakis took off to find Wait Time since he was showing up for the 530am workout and not the posted 515am time. There were challenges with the Pax understanding the words the Q was trying to say, at this portion of the workout. Mr. Miyagi was confused with thebroken English, Slow Pitch was speaking, as it sounded like Boomhauer underwater. Good thing guys got it figured out. 

Pre-Thang: Balls to the wall around building.Side hand step as a group around the building? On my right, everyone counts. Try to make ithalfway around the building, then a brief pause and back the way we came from. Counted to 20 something, then 18 and some change on the way back. Not the easiest to accomplish with 15 guys side by side, but it worked well enough for discomfort, laughter and some saying, “I’m out, this is dumb.”

Second part to the Pre-Thang was donkey kicks and holding feet on the wall. One donkey kick 10 count on wall, Two kicks, 9 count, Three kicks, 8 count and down to 10 kicks one count. This got tricky when the Q and some others were challenged with actually getting both feet to leave the ground. There may have been a guy or two using the concrete as a resting pad. This is one of the reasons Slow Pitch has used this in a few workouts. He loves the moment that he can no longer do what he has written down on the Weinke, but just tries to will himself through it. This happens to him later in the workout too. After that bad idea we got to the Thang.

Thang: There are 5 cones – 5 rep, 10 rep, 15 rep, 20 rep, 25 rep, with 5 exercises on them: Burpees, Hand Release Merkins, Jump Tucks, Big Boys and Merkins. Counted into two groups, then paired up, send half to go to the 5 Rep Cone, half to the 25 Rep Cone. Those starting at the 25-rep cone will Bernie to the 20-rep cone and repeat after each cone. The group starting at the 5-rep cone will mosey forward to the cones in a counterclockwise manner. After completing all 5 cones in that direction start at the cone on next exercise working your way in reverse order. Here’s what the Q knows: There was very little mumble chatter. The reps seem to add up quickly, some discussion of if it’s better to start at the 25-rep station or the 5-rep. Secondly, after 75 burpees, to then do 25 hand release merkins, then 20, then 15, there is a ton of discomfort and questioning oneself of why you would ruin such a great holiday with this kind of behavior.  

5 stops:

5 Rep Cone:

Burpees

HR Merkins

Jump Tucks

Big Boys

10 Rep Cone:

Burpees

HR Merkins

Jump Tucks

Big Boys

15 Rep Cone:

Burpees

HR Merkins

Jump Tucks

Big Boys

20 Rep Cone:

Burpees

HR Merkins

Jump Tucks

Big Boys

25 Rep Cone:

Burpees

HR Merkins

Jump Tucks

Big Boys

Omaha was called at 5:50 and most guys were into the Big Boys when it was called

Mosey to flags: 

Mary: One Burpee, then Rancid style Hammers

Announcements: CSAUP – Khakis says don’t be the guy that misses it. Also, Santa Saunter on 12/26

Prayers: 14-year-old girl’s family in South O,Waffle House, Chiclets, Nailed It and all those that have lost loved one’s this year.

COT:  Heartland Hope, Heart Ministries, Project Pink’d, Turkey Trot, Adopt a Family Toy Drive, F3 Omaha Foundation, Brick Builder, Blood Drives, Painting a House, NorthStar, Avenue Scholars, JDRF, Abide, Diaper Drive, the Boys & Girls Club, Operation Others, Arch Men’s Halfway House and multiple church opportunities. These are some of the 3rd F events, organizations and service projects, that have helped hundreds of people and raised 10’s of thousands of dollars. And that’s just this year.

Today is a 3-year anniversary for me. I ruined Christmas 3 years ago by verbally and physically threatening my brother-in-law and father-in-law, in front of my children, wife and her family on Christmas Eve morning. It was a low point but was a major contributor to how I ended up at F3.  The Mission of F3 is to Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups for the reinvigoration or invigoration of male community leadership. To Reinvigorate is to imply that there was something originally invigorated. This wasn’t the case for me, I needed to be invigorated. I’m not 100% certain, but I believe there might be others like me, that came into F3, not necessarily pouring themselves into their community. You men of F3 have been the example for me of how to follow a fellowship of men to ultimately become invigorated. Here’s my point: If for some reason you are one of those that needs to be invigorated, allow to be. Sign up, show up, let your arm get stuck, buy a toy, give some of your time, whatever it is be a participant in male community leadership. You’re all a part of something extremely special, don’t miss out on the magic!   

Prayer – Vandelay

– Thank you for letting me be your Q today! – Slow Pitch

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