30 Murph’s in 30 Days

Starting April 7th 2022 thru May 7th 2022 pax members will challenge themselves to complete 30 Murph work outs in 30 days. What’s the purpose? To push the pax members and to honor a hero.

What is the Murph?

F3 Murph Tracker

March Madness Ruck Run Challenge – 2022

Do you like rucking or running? Well we have the challenge for you. For the month of March track your rucking and running miles. The rules are simple. Rucking must be done with a weighted ruck sack, no stuffed animals either get some weight in there. Maybe rucking is not your thing, then track your running miles and no miles during a beatdown do not count, cause I know someone will ask. You must log 60 miles during the month to complete the challenge. Simple right, want to make it interesting put some skin in the game in the form of money and compete against the PAX, contact Beaker to pay. Your total miles minus 60 miles will be calculated and the top 2 Pax members, one for rucking and one for running will split the pot and have bragging rights for a week or so till we decide to do something else dumb and for no point. How to track your miles, it’s easy use the link below to go the spreadsheet find your name and the date and enter your miles to the new nearest tenth of a mile, no rounding up, no weak crap. To clarify the nearest tenth of a mile is like this, if you rucked 3.44 miles then you record 3.40 miles, so walk that extra .06 and get 3.5, don’t be lazy. Also this is the honor system so do not mess it up for us. Any questions get with Beaker or Thong Song and they will answer your question unless it’s dumb then Thong Song will ignore you.

Ruck Run Google Sheet

Q Resource

Qing a work out can be overwhelming but the PAX is here to support the Q and make sure we set you up for success.

How to get on the Q schedule?

Talk to the site Q and ask for what dates are open for there site. Here is the link to the site Q list.

Creating a Calendar event

GroupMe has a calendar function where all the workouts get posted. PAX members will HC to the event. It is recommended to create your calendar invite 7 days prior to the event to allow for planning.

Planning the work out

If this is your first time leading a workout, a good idea is to co Q with another pax member or work with the site Q on what works well at their location. Plan for 40 to 60 minutes of exercises depending on the location. F3 Nation has a great webpage that goes thru planning a workout along with starting a work out and ending a work out. When ending a work out during name-o-rama please take attendance via video so you can post your back blast.

What do I do after the work out ends?

F3 Toledo tracks the pax stats and how our AO’s are performing. A back blast is required to be posted so the weasel shaker can track the points. To post a back blast, go the F3 Toledo calendar for either Toledo or Sylvania and find the workout. Click on the workout and go down to the comments section and the format should be the date, the work out, the pax members in attendance and who the Q was. We also document who the 6 was and synopsis. Once you submit the comment, go to the groupme app and tag the weasel shaker in the comment about the back blast being posted so he can fill out his stats.

What if I have an issue?

Shared Leadership Team – If you have any issues with the process or have suggestions please reach out to a member of the SLT and they can guide you.

2022 Toledo Winter Challenge

GOAL: Commit to F3 Toledo and your fellow PAX to live all three F’s. As the name clearly states, this is meant to be a “challenge.” Don’t be intimidated. Embrace the suck with your brothers, get better and earn a badass t-shirt only a select few will ever be able to wear.

DURATION: January 1st through March 31st

COST: . You’re going to want this shirt! For those that do not finish, your money will be donated to Cherry Street Mission on behalf of F3 Toledo.

Payment can be made via Cash or Venmo to Thong Song.

***For sizing purposes shirts will be similar in fit and quality to GORUCK t-shirts (Next Level 60/40 blend). These shirts won’t suck!

Submit your shirt size using this form.

REQUIREMENT: Accumulate 55 points over the 13 weeks and you will receive the shirt.

POINTS – (minimum requirements in each F)

  • FIRST F – (30 – point minimum, 29 points from workouts, 1 from Q-ing)
    • 1 Point for showing up to a regularly scheduled workout
    • 1 Point for Q-ing a workout
    • 1 Point for bringing an FNG to a workout. An additional bonus point will be given once your FNG makes his 3rd post (all 3 posts must be within Winter Challenge timeframe).
  • SECOND F – (5 Point Minimum)
    • 1 Point for attending a Coffeeteria after a regular beatdown
    • 1 Point for attending a larger planned social gatherings of 5 or more PAX (i.e. lunches or evening events). Please give fellow PAX 48-hour notice with an event post
  • THIRD F – (5 Point Minimum)
    • 1 Point for attending a Cherry Street event
    • 1 Point for attending a Bible Study
    • 1 Point for donating blood
    • 1 Point for donating clothes
    • 1 Point for Social Media tag #f3toledowinterchallenge2022 (mandatory)

The Frog 2021 Pre-Blast

Announcing….. F3 Toledo’s 5th Annual CSAUP Ruck

The Frog 2021

When:         Saturday November 6th, 2021 @ 5:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Location:   Northview High School
Cost:            $15 per PAX member with the proceeds going to the Cherry Street Mission

All finishers will earn the 2021 Frog patch.  This patch will never be for sale and can only be earned! #ISI #HIM

The Thang:
We will step off @ 5:30 AM sharp for three hours of 1st and 2nd F in the Gloom for some rucking fun, including PT, coupons, and games.  This event will be completed as a team. Continued 2nd F will be immediately following the ENDEX with Coffee and Donuts provided.

Who Should Attend:
All F3 Toledo PAX and FNG’s.  If you’ve been to a ruck, and if you attend regular workouts with F3, you CAN do this! (We would like 100% of the PAX to be confident in their ability to participate we will complete this as a team)

Individual Requirements:

  • Rucksack
  • Headlamp & Spare Batteries 
  • Ruck Reflectors or Equivalent
  • Water Bottle

Recommended Items:

  • Gloves
  • Nourishment
  • Electrolytes in Nalgene, not hydration bladder
  • Hydration Bladder

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The Lion Capital Ruck

The Lion Capital Ruck is based on GORUCK’s Star Course and is hosted by F3Toledo as a CSAUP and a fundraiser for one of its Pax, Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean and his M are looking to adopt a daughter from India and are in the fundraising part of their adoption journey.

The Lion Capital of Ashoka is the state emblem of India and is represented by 4 Asiatic lions with their backs to each other. Like F3 brothers watch out for each other, so too do these lions. Whenever used by any government body in India, the words “Truth alone triumphs” must be placed right under the emblem.

This special event is open to all F3 regions who would like to participate.

As part of every F3Toledo monthly rucks, there are 1st, 2nd and 3rd F components to it. We will ruck, we will have the opportunity for fellowship afterwards (beverages, college football, fun) and we will be able to live 3rd through donating towards Jimmy Dean’s adoption.

Here are the details for the 13 mile ruck:

  • The event starts at 6am (yes, AM) sharp on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. Be there 10-15 minutes early.
  • Starting location is by the Echo artistic sculpture in Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. The address is 224 Water St. Toledo, OH 43604.
  • Parking can be found along several side streets within a block or two of the park.
  • The event has a hard stop at 11am and will cover roughly 13 miles.
  • At each wayward point (including the start and endex) each team will take a selfie and post it on Twitter and tag @F3Toledo with #LionCapital.

Packing list:

  • 20lb ruck plates if over 150lbs, 10lb if under.
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your rucksack
  • Headlamp (+ extra set of batteries)
  • Smartphone with external battery (at least 1 per team)
  • Photo ID and $20 cash (just in case)
  • Water (with bladder or bottle)

Recommended items:

  • Nalgene bottle
  • Food
  • One extra pair of socks
  • Waterproof bag

Teams of 2-5 can be formed before or at the beginning of the event. The group can decide if it wants to remain as one big group or split up.

At 6am, Jimmy Dean will pass out sheets of paper with all the wayward points, as well as where to take the pictures at each location. Each team will then determine their own route and begin.

This event will be a great test of mental, as well as physical, toughness as the long miles will wear on us.

Sign-up here as an individual or one person can register his whole team: https://bit.ly/3kFy5pA

For 2nd F after we close down the event, teams are free to leave and head home or choose one of several dining places to grab some grub and watch college football.

For 3rd F, there are two ways HIM can donate towards Jimmy Dean’s adoption:

FNG & Kotter

To better help the Weasel Shaker, track all things F3Toledo, please click on the google form below to fill out FNG information or if a Kotter is back. Once filled out, a group me request will be sent out to the FNG to join and the their information can be captured by the Weasel Shaker.

FNG & Kotter Form

2021 F3 Summer Challenge


GOAL:
Commit to F3 Toledo and your fellow PAX to live all three F’s. As the name clearly states, this is meant to be a “challenge.” Don’t be intimidated. Embrace the suck with your brothers, get better and earn a badass t-shirt only a select few will ever be able to wear.

DURATION: June 13th through August 16th

COST: $20 – If you complete the challenge you will earn a custom F3 Toledo T-shirt designed by our very own world renowned artist, Nougat You’re going to want this shirt! For those that do not finish, your money will be donated to Cherry Street Mission on behalf of F3 Toledo.

Payment can be made via cash to Nougat or Thong Song. Venmo or Paypal works as well to Thong Song, contact him for details.

***For sizing purposes shirts will be similar in fit and quality to GORUCK t-shirts (Next Level 60/40 blend). These shirts won’t suck!

Submit your shirt size using this form.

REQUIREMENT: Go to each AO (Sylvania and Toledo) during the time frame, Q 2 times and go to 2 Bible Studies

You can keep track of your stats/points here all summer long!

2021 F3 Toledo Winter Challenge

GOAL: Commit to F3 Toledo and your fellow PAX to live all three F’s. As the name clearly states, this is meant to be a “challenge.” Don’t be intimidated. Embrace the suck with your brothers, get better and earn a badass t-shirt only a select few will ever be able to wear.

DURATION: January 1st through March 31st

COST: $20 or $25 – If you complete the challenge you will earn a custom F3 Toledo long-sleeved shirt ($20) or hoodie sweatshirt ($25) designed by our very own world renowned artist, Pixar. You’re going to want this shirt! For those that do not finish, your money will be donated to Cherry Street Mission on behalf of F3 Toledo.

Payment can be made via PayPal or cash to Jimmy Dean.

***For sizing purposes shirts will be similar in fit and quality to GORUCK t-shirts (Next Level 60/40 blend). These shirts won’t suck!

Submit your shirt size using this form.

REQUIREMENT: Accumulate 55 points over the 13 weeks and you will receive the shirt.

POINTS – (minimum requirements in each F)

  • FIRST F – (30 – point minimum, 29 points from workouts, 1 from Q-ing)
    • 1 Point for showing up to a regularly scheduled workout
    • 1 Point for Q-ing a workout
    • 1 Point for bringing an FNG to a workout. An additional bonus point will be given once your FNG makes his 3rd post (all 3 posts must be within Winter Challenge timeframe).
  • SECOND F – (5 Point Minimum)
    • 1 Point for attending a Coffeeteria after a regular beatdown
    • 1 Point for attending a larger planned social gatherings of 5 or more PAX (i.e. lunches or evening events). Please give fellow PAX 48-hour notice with an event post
  • THIRD F – (5 Point Minimum)
    • 1 Point for attending a Cherry Street event
    • 1 Point for attending a Bible Study
    • 1 Point for donating blood
    • 1 Point for donating clothes
    • 2 Points for donating plasma

You can keep track of your stats/points here all winter long!

Getting Back to the Gloom

F3 Toledo PAX:  

As the state has decided to slowly begin opening things back up from our Stay At Home Order, the Leadership Team feels it’s time for us to open our AO’s again.  It’s not going to be like it was in May 2019, but it will be an opportunity for us to get back to our Mission and gain some momentum.  While the Virtual Workouts have kept us engaged and active, physical proximity can’t be replicated, and it’s time to get back to the gloom!

Many of our AO’s are unavailable for us to use, mainly in Sylvania, so there are going to be some changes in locations.  Pay attention to the calendar events in GroupMe so you know where to go for the beatdown.  It may be a little confusing at first, but we’ll develop a pattern that works given the restraints we are working under.  

All beatdowns must follow these guidelines which are in line with the recommendations of the state order:

  1. All workout groups should be less than 10 PAX.  If more than 10 post, the workout should be split in half and proceed to different areas of the AO. In some cases, a second Q may be necessary. 
  2. Remain separate even for COT.  Should more than one COT group be needed, please host COT at least 100 yards from each other.   
  3. Maintain 6 feet distance at all times between pax, including COT.  
  4. No shared coupons, shared equipment, partner exercises, or Ball of Man. 
  5. If you are sick, or have been around anyone that is sick, do not post in person.
  6. Remember the disclaimer: We are not professionals, this is a free workout, each pax participates at his own risk, modify as needed.   We acknowledge that there is a new risk we all face, COVID-19.  Again, each man assumes his own risk when he posts. 
  7. HC in GroupMe so the Q can plan accordingly (see rule 1) 

Our mission is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.  We are a leadership organization and we should lead by example. We ask that you take these guidelines seriously.  Public perception is important and critical to the success of our Mission.  We don’t want to be perceived as reckless and risk harming F3’s image in the community. These guidelines are necessary to enable us to stay on Mission and get back to normal as fast as possible.

While the Leadership Team believes it’s safe for us to start ramping back up, we realize that individuals may not feel ready.  Differences of opinion are normal and each PAX needs to decide for himself what he is comfortable with.  Virtual workouts will continue for those that aren’t quite ready to post at an AO.  Please be respectful of everyone’s choice.  There is no perfect answer right now as we are navigating through unprecedented times.  Do what you feel is right and understand not everyone will feel the same way that you do.  

This is the first step.  Hopefully, in the not too distant future, everything will be back to normal.  There’s no replacement for meeting in the early morning and getting the day started with the men of F3 Toledo.  Let’s get moving…SYITG!!