March 6, 2022

Preblast for the Week of March 7th

Check out what we did last week: 
M: 71, T: 67, W: 60, Th: 53, F: 67, Weekend: 34 = 352 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): High Crotch, Chewy, Patches, and Crusty
WLs: Garfield (F3 Nashville) and Peterbilt (F3 Houston)
Two new AOQs joined the ranks following two transfers of absolutely zero power: Run DMC (Tuesdays at AO Blazing Saddles) and Curdles (T/TH at AO Berm)

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Dragon 450 kicked off today — full schedule/details below. If you cannot make it to Collierville to participate, you can still push to hit 450 minutes of F3 this week!
KING OF THE BLUFF is this week! Post at your favorite AO(s) Monday & Tuesday to help them bring home bragging rights and the KOTB flag!
Air Up There BLOPS Wednesday at Grace Evan. BC at 5AM with hoops to follow at 5:30AM
Shackleton VQ on Thursday at AO Berm
Collierville POD High Impact Happy Hour (HIHH) on Saturday 6PM at Bombay’s house. See the announcement channel on Slack for address. All are welcome, no proof of residency required!

1ST F – Fitness

Have a Favorite Q? Or wanting to avoid a specific Q? Checkout who’s Qing the next 2 weeks right HERE!

Dragon 450 is happening this week at the Collierville AOs! Inspired by Beast Week and Club 345, this special week of beatdowns will conclude with an hour long BC on Saturday at the Lair followed by PLCB (Coffee and Breakfast). The AOQs of their respective AOs will be leading the beatdowns for the week and the only guidance given is to step up the level of beatdown provided to push all involved. An additional 40 minutes of pre-work will be offered each day. Hitting three of the pre-work sessions, in addition to all BCs this week, will get you to a total of 450 minutes. Make plans to join the HIM of Collierville in completing the Dragon 450! All PAX are welcome.

AO/AOQ schedule for remainder of this week:
Monday – Quad City (Turkey Leg)
Tuesday – Lair (Bombay)
Wednesday – Dolly’s Depot (Stop Drop n Scroll)
Thursday – Lair (Ratio)
Friday – Quad City (Spirit Stick)
Saturday – Lair – 60 minute BC starting at 5:30am

April has been designated as FNG/Kotter Month! We want to get as many men as possible to have the F3 experience. All of us have become better men because of F3 so we need to tell others about it.  Make a list of 5 people that you will invite to F3 and start asking/telling them about it. Start now because we all know most Sad Clowns won’t come on the first invite.  This will be a competition and below are details of how it will work:

The competition will be between PODs. You may be thinking, “What is a POD?” A POD is group of AOs in a geographical region. PODs in F3 Memphis are: Collierville, Germantown, Midtown, East Memphis, and the Northern Kingdom (Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, & Arlington). The winning POD will get to host a convergence on Saturday, May 7 at one of their AO’s. Other POD’s will provide the food, drinks, etc. All PAX that were FNG’s will be recognized along with the PAX that EH’d the most FNGs in April.

Scoring system:
2 points will be awarded to PODs for every FNG brought during the month of April. Sponsoring PAX MUST post with FNG to get the point. 1 point will be awarded to POD for bringing back a Kotter — PAX that has not posted in the last 12 months. Half a point (0.5) will be awarded every time the FNG or Kotter posts during the month. Once FNG is named, sponsoring PAX does not need to show up to get these points.

How many FNGs and Kotters can we bring out in a month? 15? 50? 100?  Start EH’ing now!

AO and Q Passport Challenge started all over for the new year! 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! 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

March 2022 Fitness Challenge is underway! Check out the details and enter your results HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Stephen McFadden
F3 Name:Run DMC
What’s the story behind your F3 name?Mentioned that I used to be a (slow) runner, and with my last name starting with “Mc”, someone threw out Run DMC.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Life is short, so try to enjoy as many minutes of it as you can. And don’t take yourself too seriously.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Set of grilling utensils and a cold beer
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? I spend way more time using Microsoft Excel than is probably healthy, so I’ll go with that.
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Spring Break in Cancun…was a lot of fun in 1999, probably not so much now.
How many languages do you speak?Unfortunately just 1
What was your first job?Target at Poplar/Forest Hill Irene. Lots of wearing red & khaki.
What is the strongest animal you could win against?My 12 year old goldendoodle, Gus. He is a scrapper, but I think I could take him.
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Hot dogs, can’t stand them.
What are you most thankful for?My family…of course my wife and 3 kids. But I’m also luck to have 3 siblings and my parents all within 4 miles of my house and see them all on a regular basis.

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

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

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, 11 “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. 

Q Source Fridays are happening at AO Bermuda Triangle. Jump into their channel for details. Sometimes there is a different Startex.

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