PAX (7): TO, Haha, Bottom Bunk, Hot Sauce, Dr Rico, FNG Untouchable
Beautiful morning for a fun team game. 7 PAX answered the call and off we went.
Mosey around the parking lot stopping for:
Off to the turf field for the main event.
Split into 2 teams for Capture the Flag.
GAME SETUP & RULES: Each PAX gets a pool noodle (cut in half) color coded to their team’s color. The field is wide and fairly short, with a half field line of cones and a set of cones making an arc around each side’s flag, sort of like a penalty box in soccer. On your side of the field, you are in defense mode and have to be in a crabwalk position the entire time. On the opponents side, you are in offense mode, staying in bear crawl on that side. The goal is to hit the flag (which consisted of a “slow for children” sign with flag attached) which scores 1 point. If a team scores, everyone goes back to their side, the opponent must do 3 burpees and the team that scored does SSH until the other team is done. If you are tagged by an opponents pool noodle on the offensive side, you stand up and do 5 squats, then run back to your side. When you are on your side in defense mode you cannot be tagged, rather you are looking to tag out their offensive players. The key to this setup is that the bear crawl is slightly faster than the crabwalk which gives the offense a better chance to score leading to a higher point total. We used a 90’s rock playlist to jam to.
After 20 minutes of non-stop action, we took a quick halftime break for a:
Dora 1-2-3 on the turf field. Partner 1 runs while partner 2 does the exercise.
200 Big Boy
We played 10 more minutes before wrapping up and heading back to the flag for 2 minutes of Mary. The score ended with Haha’s team on top.
Welcome FNG Untouchable. During COT, he shared the unimaginable pain of recently losing a spouse and becoming a widower himself. His boys are going off to college soon and we prayed for strength and healing for them. We welcomed Untouchable into our group and let him know that we are here for him and this is exactly what F3 is all about. A brotherhood of strength during hard times. Men to lean on, cry on and lock shields with.
During the closeout, I mentioned how as men we need mornings like this where we can laugh and play games with friends. It brings us back to our childhood and keeps us youthful.