AO: Up the Creek

When: 06/28/2021


Number of Pax: 6

Pax Names: Bing, Cash Flow, Lawn Boy, LinkedIn, Market, Marvel,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Marvel

The BackBlast:



F3 Disclosures

Explained their role to the ruckers (Bing and LinkedIn), then all other PAX headed out for Bennet’s Creek Park, at the circle break. Divide into teams: Market & Cash Flow vs Lawn Boy & Marvel.

The Thang

Adventure Ball (sans balls): Each team’s receptacle is on either side of the circle in Bennett’s Creek Park (modified to the fork in the park road). All PAX seek out the ruckers who have a deck of cards. Grab a card and take it to opposing team’s receptacle. Rinse/repeat until time is called at 0605. Most cards in your bucket wins.

Ruckers: Headed out after their role was explained; down Bennet’s Creek Road to Parkside circle, kept going around until their time to head back. For each PAX that comes to get a card, they do 1 Squat.


Proverbs 16:32: Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

  • The theme through Proverbs is not “don’t get angry” but “be slow to anger,” being intentional and deliberate, not letting it rule you.
  • This specific proverb says someone who is strong, even strong enough to conquer a city, is not as powerful or admirable as someone who is slow to anger and who “rules his spirit.”
  • This is a statement about being–the only way we can hope to achieve this long term is by being changed by the Holy Spirit.

Ball of Man


  • YHC’s estimation of bucket-placement was…lacking.
  • Our Adventure “Balls” were flatter and card shaped, with card suits and numbers printed on them.
  • The use of cards brought up the possibility of shorter runs and attempting to assemble a poker hand to best the other team.
  • Final result was a tie, because YHC and Lawn Boy couldn’t get to the buckets in time to drop cards legally.
  • Also, YHC and Lawn Boy booked it with the buckets, only to be two minutes late.
  • Also, YHC and Lawn Boy received multiple comments of encouragement for hard training they were doing, from various passers-by. They definitely assumed there was something heavier than a handful of playing cards in the buckets.
  • The downside to playing Adventure Ball without balls is the distinct lack of testicle jokes…just sayin’.


  • Bible Study Zoom Call – Every Friday, Noon. Studying Philippians. See e-mail/Facebook for link.
  • Quad P for July is Burpees, 1000 reps for the month, or ~33/day. Sign up and get pumped! See “Challenges” above for the link and further details.
  • July 4th Convergence – July 3 (0700-0800) @ Western Branch High School
  • F3 Nation 10th Anniversary – October 8th-10th @ Cape Fear, NC. More details and registration here.
  • F3 Hampton Roads 5 Year Anniversary – November 5th/6th; Friday night banquet & Saturday beatdown/festivities. Mark your calendars

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