August 22, 2021

Preblast for the Week of August 23

Check out what we did last week:
M:86, T:82, W:18 (Lightning), Th:67, F:67, Weekend:89 = 409 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Bean-O, Lost Boy, Black Widow, Vice Grip, Shiatsu, Sweatshop
WLs: Cross Stitch (F3 Spring Hill)

68 PAX Converged for the F3 Memphis 4th anniversary at Mothership

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Quarterly Fitness Test at 5:30 AM Wednesday at Quad City
Sister-In-Law (F3 STL) Q at 5:30 AM Friday at 8 Track
Q SOURCE PLC at 6:15 Friday Quad City led by Nature Boy
HIHH Pampelmousse at 4:00 PM Friday at Memphis Made Brewing Co.
Procrastinator CSAUP at 3:20 AM Saturday at Barracks to Mothership.

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

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, this Saturday 8/28! If you are interested, let Grimace know!
STARTEX
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
ENDEX

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 ramping up soon!! 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. If you have an eagle eye hit that :slots: emoji on this post in the announcements channel.

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

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:JT Pitner
Age:28
F3 Name:Scarecrow 
What’s the story behind your F3 name?First kiss at a haunted corn maze 
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?“Life is pain, and we have to scrape the joy out of it every chance we get.”- Rod Kimble 
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Backward F3 cap, a growl towel, and a complimentary copy of the latest NBA 2K 
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Snoring 
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Ride a megabus
How many languages do you speak?Approximately 1.852, still working on all the F3 lingo
What was your first job?Parking Instructor at Pitner Driving School 
What is the strongest animal you could win against?The only animal I can say with any real certainty is a cockroach 
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears…read the reviews
What are you most thankful for?My amazing wife

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!

The Bermuda Triangle has it’s AO shirt available for pre order right now! You have until August 30th to secure your order before it is gone. Click HERE to see the options!

The Armory has it’s AO shirt available for pre order right now! You have until August 29th 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:
EXHORTATION (Q3.7)Incentivizing The Breach Of Obstacles Checkout the link and use it as talking points for shield locks, COTs, and on the slack channel #Q-Source-Q

Turkey Leg is starting a new Monthly Q Source PLC. This month’s will be held this Friday at Quad City (following the workout) and will be led by Nature Boy.

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.

Do you even read this? If you do, tag the post in the announcements channel with the :captain_obvious: emoji. Last week 27 people acknowledged this, however only 12 caught the other emoji hidden above (and didn’t skip to the end).