August 15, 2021

Preblast for the Week of August 16th

Check out what we did last week:
M:84, T:74, W:74, Th:50, F:72, Weekend:55 = 409 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Wagon Wheel, T-Swift, Yo Yo Ma, Parent Trap, Aloha, Tonya Harding
WLs: Twilight (F3 Northeast TN)

Friday’s Bryant’s Run was pretty awesome!

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
High Impact Happy Hour (C’Ville) at 7:30 PM Wednesday at Highlander Pub
Air Force One VQ at 5:30 AM Thursday at the Catalog
F3 Memphis 4th Anniversary Convergence at 6:00 AM Saturday at Mothership. Potluck PLC to follow

Need some motivation? Checkout the F3 Memphis Hype Video! CLICK HERE Share it on social media and help grow F3 Memphis! Around 3,700 people have already viewed this video. 

1ST F – Fitness

This coming Saturday August 21st, F3 Memphis will be celebrating its 4th Birthday! We will close all AO’s and converge on where it all started, Mothership. Workout will start at 6:00 AM and we will have a potluck style PLC at 7:00 AM. We had 117 HIMs show up the last time we did this in 2019. Let’s break those numbers. SYITG!

2019 2nd Anniversary Convergence

The August Challenge will be a different format this month. The challenge it to complete the entire list of items below:
1. Complete the Murph Hero WOD
2. Run a 5k 
3. Do a 10 mile ruck
4. Perform 50 burpees straight
5. Perform an old Iron Pax Challenge workout
Tomb Raider says that if 50 PAX complete it, he will crab walk a mile, however long it takes.  If more than 50 PAX complete it, then he’ll do it wearing a ruck on his chest. Keep pushing the boundaries of your perceived fitness limitations. This is acceleration, this is growth.

Are you a “wait to the last minute” kind of person? Do you tend to put things off until they are due the next day? Then we have a CSAUP (Completely Stupid And Utterly Pointless) event for you! We are calling it the Procrastinator. What is it? It is basically the entire August monthly challenge rolled into one event, on the last Saturday of the month, 8/28! If you are interested, let Grimace know!
0320 Murph at Barracks
0420 10 mile Ruck to Mothership (15 minute pace).
 -East on Central
 -North on Goodlett/Graham
 -East on Greenline to Shelby Farms
0650 Arrive at Mothership
0700 Mothership (Grimace on Q)
-50 burpees
-IronPax Workout
0800 5k run

On Labor Day, September 6th from 6-7am, Old Forest and Catalog will be holding a Midtown Convergence.
Start at OF, ~20 min beatdown (Scarecrow Q)
Mosey to Catalog ~20 mins
End at Catalog, ~20 min beatdown (Altar Boy Q)
Options to Pre run and Post run from Catalog to OF, depending where you park. Shuttle options also available but not during beatdown.

IronPax Challenge is back next month!! We are looking to grow our participation numbers this year, and we have ample opportunities for each of you to participate!For those of you not familiar, head over to the #iron-pax-challenge channel.
Monday: Barracks (@Prince Ali (Ray Quiles)Q)
Tuesday: Six Wicket (@Oneder (John Rawlinson)Q)
Wednesday: Blazing Saddle (@Hobby Lobby (straight out the precinct)Q)
Thursday: Neverland (@Eagle (Filip Barker) Q)
Friday: Berm (@Chef (Stefan Erdedi) Q)
             Levee (@Halpert (Chris Hardwick) Q)
             Sandlot (@Ricky Bobby (Spencer Jordan) Q)
Saturday: Lair (@Turkey Leg (Jacob Schatz) Q)
Sunday: 8 Track (@Cheezsteak (Andrew Beach) Q) 
During August, we will complete each of last year’s workouts. And some of you have already taken it upon yourself to Q them, as well, which is awesome! Reach out to Lochte, if you have any questions about IPC.

AO and Q Passport Challenge is underway. Make your way 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! You have until the end of 2021 to complete this challenge. 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

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2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:John David Poissant Jr.
Age:45 Years Young
F3 Name:Croissant
What’s the story behind your F3 name?My last name is French. Croissant are soft and flaky. I am not.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Be obedient to your Heavenly Father. Know Him, love Him and trust Him.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?I am in the Military, so GI Joe 🙂
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Nothing. I am proud of all the skills that I have.
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?A long time ago, I have had some long nights of “partying” that left me feeling pretty crappy the next day. I will never be doing that again.
How many languages do you speak?One, but I do know a few bits and pieces of French and Spanish that I picked up when I lived in Southwest Florida.
What was your first job?Cutting grass in the neighborhood for 10 bucks a pop, but my first hourly paid job was given to me by Scott Lebeau just two days before I turned 15. It was at the Publix Supermarket on Del Prado Blvd in Cape Coral Florida. I worked there for two years. Bagged groceries, and stocked shelves when they would let me.
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Depends if I had any weapons, but I feel like I could scare off a bear if I had a staff. And I could choke a pit bull to death if attacked me head on. I have killed a 5′ iguana with a compound bow, and I have decapitated a possum with a shovel. I had no remorse in both situations….actually glad I get a chance to speak on it now.
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Candy. Or a glass bottle of tequila (the good stuff).
What are you most thankful for?My family. Joelle (she’s smart, a great mom and smoking hot), and my two sons John Robert, and Jameson. Both have big personalities and I consider them handsome and powerful men.

The Catalog has it’s AO shirt available for pre order right now! You have until August 27th to secure your order before it is gone. Click HERE to see the options!

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:
PERSUASION (Q3.6)The Initiation Of First Movement 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, 6 “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.

Step up and Volunteer for the Iron Man Triathlon this October. Reach out to Grimace for details. We will be building a volunteer team representing F3 Memphis and it is also a great way to promote F3 to the ripped triathletes sad clowns who will be at watching the event. 

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

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