05/12/2023  5:15 AM | The Bell Tower | 65 degrees, 96% humidity, between drizzle and heavy rain spring morning – Great day to be in the Gloom!

Q: Black Tuesday

14 PAX: Girl Dad, Uncle Jesse, Lady Bug, Sweet Roll, Korver, Pork Chop, Bunson, Arch, KOA, Double Dip, Swiper, Animal House, Knobs, and Black Tuesday

QIC:  Black Tuesday

4:45 AM Pre-runners included Girl Dad, Double Dip, Uncle Jesse, Korver, Animal House, Swiper, Sweet Roll (at a minimum – if YHC missed it DM and you’ll be added!)

5:15 AM:

The rain had just stopped for Black Tuesday to welcome the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the F3 Mission: Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups of men for the invigoration of male community leadership.   

Black Tuesday then recited the 5 core principles of F3.  1) Free of charge 2) Open to all men.  3) Held outdoors, 4) Peer led in a rotating fashion and 5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT). 

Black Tuesday then informed the group that he is not a professional and to modify as necessary.  He recited the creedo – “Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you found him.”

The PAX then moseyed to the circle drive for the Warm-O-Rama: 


  • Sun Gods x10 IC, forwards and backwards
  • Imperial Walkers x10 IC
  • Tappy Taps x10 IC
  • SLOW Big Ones x10 IC
  • Quad Stretch – 10 count each side


The PAX then moseyed to the hill between the soccer field and the baseball field, for a set of 11’s between the top and bottom of the hill.  Merkins at the bottom, air squats at the top.  This is when the sweet nectar from above poured down on the PAX – IT’S (GON) RAIN!! The hill proved to be more than YHC had planned for, and was the Special for the morning.  5 star ratings given by all the PAX, and renamed the beautiful mound of earth “heartbeat hill”.

Thang: The PAX then moseyed over to the football field track and were briefed on the thang.  

A single station was set up on the track.  The PAX were informed they would complete sets of exercises and then run a lap.  Rinse and repeat until Omaha.  The exercises consisted of the following exercises:

  1. Hand Release Merkins x 20
  2. Dolly’s x 20
    1. RUN!
  3. Mountain climbers x 20
  4. Dry Docks x 20
    1. RUN!
  5. Burpees x 20
    1. RUN!

Omaha was called at approximately 05:49, and the PAX mosey’d back to the flags.

The PAX then completed Mary at the flags.

  • Sarpy Slammers, 14 to be exact

Name-o-rama occurred at the completion of the Mary.


  • Announcements
    • lady bug VQ Tuesday at sanitarium 
    • Brick builder coming up – looking for volunteers. If you don’t have a team, you’ll get assigned to one. 
  • Prayers
    • ICB for the family items that came up
    • Pete steffensmeyer for continued healing
      • Check out the go fund me on Slack
    • Prayers for the graduating seniors


A quote about Complacency –

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.

It’s easy to put things in our life on autopilot – relationships with significant others, kids, co-workers, the list goes on and on.  Take a second to reflect on places in your life you may be cruising on auto-pilot, I know I slip into it time and again with the M and my kids specifically.  It always seems like an easy trap leading up to things like Mother’s day, our Anniversary, or birthdays…Make sure you’re “being there with them” or “being present” – not in the physical sense, more so the emotional sense.  Little gestures to let them know your hands are still on the wheel go a long way.  A hug, encouraging words, asking how their day went, or simply finding a way to listen to their thoughts can go a lot further than you may realize. So remember, make an effort in those relationships that matter most and keep your hands on the wheel.  Don’t rely on Autopilot to keep you on track!

Thank you!! BT

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