October 31, 2021

Preblast for the Week of November 1st

Check out what we did last week: 
M:55, T:54, W:63, Th:41, F:42, Weekend:57 = 312 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!):  :homer:
WLs: Titan (F3 Metro), Lance (F3 ATL), Shoota (F3 Franklin)

The Crucible CSAUP was a success. 20+ miles run + Multiple 20 min beatdowns. Thanks to all who participated and were involved. You also completed your October challenge.
Happy Halloween – Plenty of Pax and their 2.0s hit the local neighborhoods trick or treating

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
KOTB this week! Post at your favorite AOs on Monday and Tuesday to help them bring home the crown!
Bob the Builder VQ Tuesday 5:30 AM at AO Lair 
Q School Tuesday 5:30 AM at AO Six Wicket

1ST F – Fitness

Chad 1000X Hero WOD is coming up on 11/11 (Veteran’s Day) and will be held at AO Blazing Saddle. You can register and/or donate to receive a shirt and patch if you wish. 100% of the proceeds go to the Navy Seal Foundation for veteran suicide prevention. https://chad1000x.com/
1000X Step Ups completed as a team, partner, or individual for time.
1. Slick //
 No rucksack. You pick the height of the step-ups.
2. Standard // 30#/20# rucksack. You pick the height of the step-ups.
3. Expert // 45# rucksack. Use 20″ box for step-ups.

AO and Q Passport Challenge is underway. 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! Time is running out. You have until the end of 2021 to complete this challenge. DM me if you are questioning where you stand. Stats are based on slack blasts. 

GTE 28 Grow Ruck will be held in Northwest Arkansas May 13th-15th 2022. Nomad is on F3 Memphis slack and will give more details when it grows nearer. 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Matt Hedgepeth
F3 Name:Sunshine
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I grew out my hair for more than a year during COVID. When I showed up to my first post ever I was literally getting a haircut later that day. But Sunshine from Remember the Titans stuck.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Years ago while travelling for work, someone at this office had DWYSYWD on their white board. I asked them about it and it meant “Do What You Say You Will Do”. That’s really stuck with me throughout my life.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?A guitar, Air pods, and a Honda Ridgeline (with the Raleigh package that Hosedragger so fondly refers to it as)
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? I’m really into Star Wars lore and knowledge
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Watch the first 6 Star Wars movies straight in a theater… Did this before the 7th one came out in 2015
How many languages do you speak?English… and Latin because I was homeschooled until college
What was your first job?Chick-Fil-A
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Maybe a baby orangutan 
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Mini bottles of Fireball whiskey. They break and the stickiness ruins it for everyone.
What are you most thankful for?My wife, Katie and 3 children – Presley, Leo, and Oliver. They make the gloom a little brighter each day.

AO Bermuda Triangle is having a pot luck during PLC on Thanksgiving (Thursday 11/25). Sign up to bring something good to eat or drink! Checkout the sign up sheet HERE!

High Impact Happy Hour is after hours fellowship happening in different parts of the city on a monthly basis. 
Bartlett/Arlington/Cordova meets 1st Friday 7 PM at Buffalo Wild Wings: 8385 US Hwy 64, Ste 101, Memphis, TN 38133
Germantown meets 2nd Tuesday 8 PM at Mellow Mushroom: 9155 Poplar Ave Suite 26, Germantown, TN 38138
Collierville meets the 3rd Wednesday 7:30 PM at Highlander Pub: 78 N Main St, Collierville, TN 38017 
East/Midtown/Downtown Memphis meets the Last Friday 4 PM at Memphis Made Brewing Co. 768 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN

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

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

Q Source Topic of the Week:
OPPORTUNITY (Q4.4) A Position Within A Group That Provides The Holder With Leadership Experience As Part Of An LDP 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. 

Join team F3 Memphis and register HERE for the 2021 St Jude Marathon on Saturday, December 4. Contact Yoga Matt with any questions.

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