April 30, 2023

Preblast for the Week of May 1st

The Week in Review:

M: 60 T: 50, W: 53, Th: 57, F: 55, Weekend: 60 = 335 Total Posts!

With the Spring Break season over it’s time to step up your HCs and let’s hit those early March numbers again.

2 FNGs (Welcome!): The Closer (Levee) and Stone Cold (Bermuda Triangle)

Club 345: Cheers to the 2 PAX this week that posted every day and twice on Saturday! Caddie (Justin Brett Miller) earned his first (of many) 345s and Steinbrenner (Chris Armstrong) earned another stripe for his decorated CMU.

Club 345 Streak: The current 345 streak sits at 5!! Which PAX will step up this week to extend the streak another week?

The latest Grow Ruck Training Event (GTE-36 Gateway) completed on Sunday, April 30th. Cheers to two F3 Memphis HIMs for stepping up and shining during the event; Evan All Mighty (Noah Guess) and TryCycle (Terry Brown)!!!

Highlights for This Week:

  • Sophomore Q Alert!!!! Rudy (Kelly O’Leary) didn’t even need a full week to turn around and take lead with his 2nd Q. Join this HIM tomorrow at AO-Morg as he leads what’s sure to be a great beatdown.
  • The F3 Memphis in May Challenge has been announced details below from our 1stF Q Average Joe (Jimmy Madeksho).
  • The Annual F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil has a date (June 3rd), a location (locHTe’s house), and a planning committee ready to go. Details below from our 2ndF Q, Scarecrow (JT Pitner).
  • Two HIMs, Evan All Mighty & TryCycle, joined their national peers in GTE-36 for a motivational weekend.


From the Desk of our Nantan, Turkey Leg:

  • Across The Nation – May challenge is back: http://f3cleveland.com/f3maychallenge/ and https://f3cleveland.com/f3-may-challenge-points-rules-and-faqs/
    • So far we have 12 teams signed up representing F3 Memphis.
  • I submitted Memphis to host GrowRuck in 2024. Dates/Details/FINAL approval TBD If you are interested in being part of that leadership team please let me know or hit the :school_satchel:
  • Tentpole will be rolling out some “initiatives” etc – May time frame – stay tuned. Mission is simple – plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. This will be POD based as we communicate it.
  • I’m still offering a direct Nan’tan (or regional manager vibe as Hobby Lobby (Hater of CMUs) would say) challenge to hit 100 PAX on a single date (or more) in May. I have the punishment in mind if we hit it.

1st F: Fitness

AO and Q Passport Challenge started over in the new year! Post to all 25 F3 Memphis AOs to earn the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q at all 25 of the F3 Memphis AOs to earn the Q Passport Patch!

There are only 18 Q Passport Challenge patches left before they’re gone forever!! Don’t miss your opportunity, especially those of you new to F3 Memphis, to earn one of these cherished prizes. Hit the :passport_control: emoji if you read this.

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

From the Desk of our 1stF Q, Average Joe:

1stF Magnet Flag Challenge Update: April is coming to a close. If you have any outstanding slackblast please get them in. This helps in tracking KOTB/1stF Flag and we’re announcing the winning AO for April this week! Also, your fellow PAX have monthly and yearly posting goals also. Be a HIM and get them in!

May national team challenge starts tomorrow. Its not too late to join the fun. If you don’t have a team but would like one, DM me and I will play match maker.

The individual F3 Memphis May challenge will be the same rules as the Rucking portion of the F3 National Team Challenge. Our top 3 points earners will win the “Ruck Around and Find Out” patch for their efforts.

2nd F: Fellowship

Checkout #2F-lunches if you want to grab lunch with your bros! Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

From the Desk of our 2ndF Q, Scarecrow:

The annual F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil is on the books. Make plans to join your fellow PAX at the home of locHTe (Harris Todd) on June 3rd. Time TBD. Now that we have the location, an elite team of HIMs has been assembled to coordinate the event. Look for more fine grained details to come soon as the planning committee finalizes the plans.

The East Memphis crew is getting the Spring calendar full for a number of 2ndF gatherings:

June 10th– Evan All Mighty (Noah Guess) will be hosting a family shindig from 6 pm – 8:30pm and food will be provided. Just bring your family and some drinks

3rd F: Faith

From the Desk of our 3rdF Q, Psalty:

See a PAX making an impact in his community? DM Psalty (Andrew Woods) with your nomination for the next monthly HIM Highlight.

Q Source Weekly Weinke

Get Right – the first step of personal alignment – a Leader takes the Daily Red Pill – his commitment to accelerate his fitness, fellowship and faith.

Whetstone – vertical relationship between men. The unsharpened man is dull and lethargic, in-effective as a leader, and ill-prepared for the obstacles he will face.

The HIM acts as a whetstone to the younger man’s Blade, sharpening him even while he himself is being sharpened, helping him into proper alignment.

F3 Memphis is filled with High Impact Men. Take deliberatude and ask one to walk with you in this season of life – the benefits go both ways!

Link to further reading:

F3 Memphis Book Club

F3 Memphis PAX recently began reading/discussing a new book, Atomic Habits, on Fridays at AO-Bermuda-Triangle.  Workout takes place from 5:30-5:50AM with the book discussion following from 5:50-6:15AM. Come join in the discussion and get better!