October 24, 2021

Preblast for the Week of October 25th

Check out what we did last week: 
M:59, T:52, W:61, Th:54, F:68, Weekend:46 = 340 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!):  Mufasa, Groupie, Focker
WLs: :debbie_downer:

F3 represented and Head-locking was done at the Sea Isle festival
Bootheel placed 2nd in the next to last round of the Legendary Dad Bod competition
Our Nantan got 2nd place in the Big Buffalo 50 miler
Grimace got 7th place in the Big Buffalo 50K
F3 Memphis ATL Braves fans rejoiced as they are headed to the World Series #bush-league-banter

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Tinder VQ Friday 5:30 AM at AO Neverland
Q Source Friday 5:30 AM at AO Quad City
The Crucible Saturday 5:30 AM (Inner / Outer Loopers + Ruckers + Support teams)
3rd F Trunk or Treat Saturday 11:00 AM at Village in Binghampton
3rd F Fall Festival 4:00 PM at Memphis Family Connection Center

1ST F – Fitness

The Crucible is this Saturday! Run, Ruck, Bike or Vehicle Support, Outdoor Chefs, multiple beatdowns at various AOs. Inner Loopers vs Outer Loopers vs Ruckers? Convergence at the end. Your October Challenge is to HC right now for this event. Participate any way you can. I can’t stay for the entire event, so I will be providing vehicle / bike support. :landline:

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:Sam Carpenter
F3 Name:Pup-tent
What’s the story behind your F3 name?It is a piece of equipment used in the film industry. Also is tied to an embarrassing story. Harry Potter(John Michael Johnson) and I were at basketball camp together, we were 13. Due to issues we had to sleep on the floor. Let’s just say I woke up early “pitching a tent” and potter thought it was me messing with him so he made a fist and proceeded to hit me directly on my penis. I screamed and woke the whole camp up and multiple people came running in to check on me. It was definitely embarrassing.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?I struggle with anxiety. For years I was told to pray and trust God. For a long time I never really knew what that meant. But once I became a Christian I truly understand and that gets me through so much. Knowing that my life is in God’s hands he is in control, he provides everything I need.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?A film camera and a smoking pipe(tobacco pipe)
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Nothing really, I can chug a beer incredibly fast but that’s not really embarrassing.
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Don’t know
How many languages do you speak?One
What was your first job?Marble Slab
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Panda
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Razor blades
What are you most thankful for?Gods love, family, friends

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

The Village in Binghampton (formerly Caritas Village) is re-opening this Saturday with a Trunk-or-Treat! Bring your kids and/or sign up to volunteer: https://forms.gle/YPUQvWR3Re3gwMCT7

Memphis Family Connection Center is a local organization that serves foster and adoptive families. This Saturday, they’re hosting a fall festival. @Sir Mix-a-Lot (JD Wilson) is looking for a few guys to run a station doing some bootcamp exercises. If you’re interested, text SMaL at 901-509-5141.

Q Source Topic of the Week:
APPRENTICESHIP (Q4.3) The Phase Of The LDP Within Which Positive Habit Transfer Takes Place 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, 8 “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 :YDT: emoji if you read this.