Friday, June 30, 2023 | Burke HS Stadium AO | The Golden Spike | 5:30 AM | 67 degrees and Thunderstorm
PAX: Almost Famous, Slow Clap, Convoy, Oliver Twist, Jenny Bravo, Mulligan, Tom-Tom, TC, Tight Lip, Black Flag, FDIC, Rain Man, Vandelay, Ozark, Slow Pitch, Chiclets, Arm Bar, Bubbles, Merch and Wait Time.
QIC: Wait Time

20 PAX dared to post on a stormy Friday morning. Omaha needed a solid rain storm after an extremely dry May and June. As we kicked-off our Fourth of July Weekend holiday, Mother Nature provided us with an early fireworks display. It was a perfect backdrop to honor one of my childhood heroes, Evel Knievel. Last week, I spent time in Montana and while visiting Big Sky Country I found Evel Knievel’s gravesite in Butte, Montana. Several RESPECT Pax converged on this workout with memories of the Evel Knievel wind-up motorcycle doll and stunt bike. Nearly every boy in America had that toy in 1977.

After covering the mission statement, five principles and disclaimer – the PAX moseyed around the football field for Warm-A-Rama.

SSH x 12 IC | Inch Worm to Ground | Shoulder Taps x 12 IC | Half Pigeon | Merkins x 10 | Half Pigeon | Inch Worm | Monkey Humpers x 15 IC | Garland Pose

PAX moseyed to North End Zone for Pre-Thang.

Plank x 30 | Chilcutt Plank x 30 | Merkins x 10 | Amazing Spider Man x 10 IC | Merkins x 10 | Plank x 30 | Chilcutt Plank x 30 | Merkins x 10 | Amazing Spider Man x 10 IC | Merkins x 10


The PAX used the stairs on the northeast part of the stadium for a ladder of 11. At the bottom of the stairs on the turf, we did 1 Machtar NDiaye. At the top of the stairs, we did 10 burpees. We completed the ladder until we reached 10 Machtar NDiaye and 1 burpee. Lightning and thunder danced across the sky throughout the Thang.

6MOM: Marge & Homer | Freddie Mercury x 15 IC | LBCs x 15 IC | American Hammer x 20 IC

Patriot Games will be held at various locations throughout the holiday weekend. Check Slack and Twitter for times and locations.
Prayers: Room Service and Pete, People recently experiencing job displacement, TC as he travels to Alaska to manage his mother’s estate.


Recently, I visited Butte, Montana, which is Evel Knievel’s hometown. While I was there, I thought I would visit Knievel’s gravesite. We were able to find it, and I had forgotten that Evel Knievel’s son, Robbie, had passed away in January. Robbie followed his father’s footsteps and had a career as a stuntman and daredevil. Robbie succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 60, and was laid to rest next to his father.

Evel is one of the most famous people from Montana. He was part Elvis Presley, part PT Barnum, and every boy’s hero in the 1970s. Evel was known more for his failed stunts than his successes. He attempted to fly across the Grand Canyon in a “Sky Cycle.” He attempted to jump Caesar’s Palace on a motorcycle. He broke nearly every bone in his body by the end of his career.

I admired what was written on his grave marker, “A man can fall many times in life, but he’s never a failure until he refuses to get back up.” Sage advice from a daredevil. Over the past year, I have fell down many times. I have asked God for a win when I seemed to be falling again and again. I am grateful for F3, because I am surrounded by high impact men who continue to inspire me to get up every time that I fall.

We ended in prayer.

Grace & Peace,

Wait Time

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