December 5, 2021

Preblast for the week of December 6th

Check out what we did last week: 
M:65, T:60, W:72, Th:44, F:53, Weekend:36 = 330 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Suits, Crews
WLs: Rio (F3 Northwest AR), Bob Ross (F3 Naperville)

T-claps to everyone in the F3 Memphis St. Jude team.  25 HIM’s joined the team and combined to raise over $17k well exceeding the initial $10k goal.  Big shoutout to @Steinbrenner (Chris Armstrong) for raising $8,500. That’s incredible. Congrats are in order for those that finished whatever distance they ran. As with any distance training there are injuries along the way, but that doesn’t mean the training along the way did not make you better in the long run. Even if you didn’t run in the race you probably helped someone else along the way who needed it. Great job again to all involved including all F3 members who helped push people every day during their training. 

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
KOTB (King of the Bluff) This week. Post at your favorite AOs Monday and Tuesday to claim the crown!
Hey Zeus VQ Monday 5:30 AM at AO Bermuda Triangle
2 x 3rd F Opportunities on Saturday

1ST F – Fitness

:muscle: December Challenge :muscle:
December 2021 Challenge Tracker
Discipline in December. Scoring will be done in two ways: First, Post. Each Post in the Month counts as 1 point (1 per Day). Second, put away your smartphone when you are with family. That means that your M and your 2.0’s will not see you looking at your phone all evening (or whenever you are with them). After M time, after 2.0’s are in bed, then you can handle slack business browse, watch, . . . etc.
Exceptions: you don’t need a bunch of rules or potential loopholes here. You know what you need to do to accomplish this challenge.

  1. Post at an AO (max of 31 pts)
  2. Put up your smartphone (max of 31 pts)

AO and Q Passport Challenge ends Dec 31st! Post to all 24 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q all 24 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the Q Passport Patch! DM Landline if you are questioning where you stand. Attendance stats are based on posted slack blasts. Congrats to Paper Trail and Average Joe who both received their AO Passports this past week.

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

We are festively inviting you to participate in a very special FNG Week: Holiday Headlock Edition the week of December 12-18. This time of year is the perfect opportunity to give that Sad Clown you know the gift of F3 – it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.We simply ask you to make a list of three (3) men who would benefit from more Fitness, Fellowship and Faith in their lives  (that’s literally all men). Check your list twice, if you must. And then ask them to join you in the Gloom sometime December 12-18 (or before). There are no prizes or punishments associated with this promotion. It simply supports our Mission of building better men. Don’t be a scrooge. Share what you have with someone who needs it. Click that Headlock Emoji if you have head locked someone for FNG week!

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:William Randal Rucker
F3 Name:Upgrade
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I moved here from Nashville
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Clap at the top of a burpee
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?The Ghost Flag
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Confusing the Guess brothers in the gloom.
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Be born into the world.
How many languages do you speak?1
What was your first job?Desk Assistant at a freshman dorm at UTK
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Chef, blindfolded.
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Black Widow Spiders
What are you most thankful for?cookie dough and my family

Checkout #2F-lunches if you want to grab lunch with your bros! 

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

Volunteers needed to help unload Collierville’s Angel Tree trucks. Should only take an hour or two.WHEN: Saturday, Dec 11th @ 8AM. WHERE: Collierville Elementary School Gym | 590 Peterson Lake RdContact Chelsea Hardwick at 901-487-6752 if you’re willing to help!

Hey guys, service opportunity on Saturday 12/11 at 9am at Grace Evangelical Church.  We’re packing 300 food boxes for hungry families.  Bring the kids & show them how to serve!  We need people to:  pack boxes, load boxes onto trucks/trailers, & deliver boxes to elderly shut-ins in Collierville.  Shoot Boudreaux a DM if you’re interested in coming & he can answer any questions.

3rd F opportunity on December 18. Come out and help us lay wreaths out at the National Cemetery at Townes and Jackson. Contact Squeegee for more info

F3 Nation is hosting its annual fundraiser Give 2 Give 2021. Gus has challenge F3 Memphis to donate HERE. You may recall that we received monetary support from F3 nation last year for a local charity in the Memphis area. This is where that money goes.

Q Source Topic of the Week:
MISSIONALITY.TEAM (Q4.9) Prioritizing Team Mission Accomplishment Checkout the link and use it as talking points for shield locks, COTs, and on the slack channel #Q-Source-Q

WHETSTONE (Q1.8)- The Vertical Relationship Between Men
We have 21 Memphis PAX who have stepped up to be a “Stone” in the F3 Memphis Whetstone initiative.  So far, 9 “Blades” have emerged for sharpening, accountability, & growth. If you are a looking to take the next step in F3, click & read the link above and then reach out to Boudreaux to get a list of available Stones. 

If you want to post something in next week’s preblast, let me know by Saturday. Hit that :santa: emoji if you read this.