Thursday, June 1st 2023
Russell Middle School, Omaha, NE
68° partly cloudy with some thunderclouds to the south
PAX: TC (Respect), GUT (Hate), Kelso, Sweet Sweet, Boji, FNG Pit Boss (Welcome), Johnny
5, Switchfoot, Canadian Bacon (Respect Respect), Yard Dart, Beaver, Singlet
Thomas welcomed 13 PAX to the Iditarod. Stated the five core principles, the credo and a
disclaimer and with a gentle reminder from Canadian Bacon, our mission. Welcomed our FNG
and first time Iditaroders. Shared my tradition to listen for train whistles and we then headed on
a short mosey to the other side of the school with a little mumble chatter along the way.
The PAX headed over to the parking lot on the south side of the school for Warm-A-Rama.
SSH – 20 IC
Tappy Taps – 15 IC
Imperial Walkers – 15 IC
Sun Gods – 10 IC forward and back
Cherry Pickers – 20 IC
Pre-Thang: The PAX headed over to the wall on the west side of the school for the pre-thang.
We started with wall sits and each PAX counted their number in cadence and passed to the next
PAX to continue the counting, and then we counted back to the beginning. We then proceeded
to BTTW with a small amount of confusion but made it through. A second round of each
exercise was conducted with better results.
The PAX then headed back to the football track. The PAX there found 5 lights spread around
the field with another light in the center. The PAX broke into five groups. We started with a set
of 20 merkins in the middle, and then each group broke out to one of the individual lights. Each
light had a beatdown exercise. Four were set for AMRAP, and one had a set of reps and was
the push group. Once the push group completed, all of the PAX returned to the center foranother round of 20 merkins. The PAX continued this cycle, each time moving clockwise to the
Bobby Hurleys – 20 (Push Group)
The PAX made two complete circuits plus one and finished with a last set of merkins for a total
of 220 merkins and then Omaha was called and the PAX returned to the shovel flags.
Round of Broga – Downward dog, Upward Dog and Pigeon Pose
Heals to Heaven – 15 IC
LBCs – 15 IC
American Hammers – 20 IC
Prayers offered for Oahu and his family as they celebrate his life, for Mr. Miyagi’s M, for Pit
Stop and his M. Prayers for rain to soak our grounds and the fields for the farmers. Brick
Builder is this Saturday morning. First Friday lunch at Inner Rail.
Today is my birthday and as I’ve reached middle age, one of the things I’ve noticed is that many
people are reluctant to try new experiences as they get older. Our workout today was at the
track where my younger three children all learned to ride their bikes. They were successful here
because it was a safe place to learn and try the new skills of riding a bike.
I encouraged the PAX to be willing to try new experiences, and also to make