August 1, 2021

Preblast for the week of August 2nd

Check out what we did last week:
M:84, T:98, W:59, Th:55, F:74, Weekend:47 = 417 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Cornpop, Supersize, Cling, Cape Shape, Roadrunner
WLs: Slingblade (F3 Houston), Captain Ron (F3 Charleston), High Flyer & CCR (F3 Nashville)

T-Claps to Wall Builder as he passed the AOQ torch to Part Timer for Thursdays at The Morg.
20 somethingish PAX showed up for VAPE, to learn about the future of F3 Memphis. If you missed it, check the announcements channel. Checkout the file about PODs that Carver and Spirit Stick created. Volunteer to be a 2ndF or 3rdF leader in your POD.

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
King of the Bluff this week! Post at your favorite AOs on Monday and Tuesday to see who captures the Flag!
BLOPS Ruck at 5:30 AM Monday at Arlington Sports Complex
Quarterly Fitness Test at 5:30 AM Monday at Barracks
PoBoy VQ at 5:30 AM Wednesday at Arcadia The Wolf
BLOPS Mountain Bikers at 6:00 AM Wednesday at Green Mile
High Impact Happy Hour (NEK)at 7:00 PM Thursday at BWW HWY 64
Quarterly Fitness Test at 5:30 AM Friday at Sandlot
MURPH WOD at 5:30 AM Saturday at Barracks
Paper Trail Birthday Q at 7:00 AM Saturday at Mothership
BLOPS Mountain Bikers at 6:00 AM Saturday at Herb Parsons

If you haven’t had a chance to 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.

BARRACKS is hosting the QFT on Monday. It’s a new Quarter and the Quarterly Fitness Test is returning to an AO near you. Click on the link to see what the exercises are and remember to bring a CMU. Look for announcements from AOQs and check The Who’s On Q calendar to see where the next one will be. This is a you vs you and your scores are not shared with anyone else. You can compare to how you did last time to see if you are accelerating in your 1st F. 

Hey, summer bikers! Come ride the trails with us! Checkout the #BIKERS channel for more details. Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid Bikes. Whatever you want to ride, let’s make it happen. We have been Riding at Mothership, Green Mile, Herb Parsons, and Stanky Creek. Suns up, Guns up at 6:00 AM.

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. Congrats to Photoshop for completing both his AO and Q Passport this past week!

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Stephen Wade
F3 Name:Cantore
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I argued the weather with a guy at the Bosch cabana at a NASCAR race. Turns out it was the professional weatherman Jim Cantore
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Never sacrifice time away from those who would cry at your funeral from those who would post your job the next day——my best boss at AutoZone
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Running shoes 
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Picking the winner of the Bachelor
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Pig wrestling at the Delta Fair
How many languages do you speak?1
What was your first job?Cashier at Chick-fil-A
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Black Bear. Cubs are weak (especially ones from Chicago)
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Wasps; I’m allergic
What are you most thankful for?Family, friends, job, health, F3 family, living in America; I got no complaints!

High Impact Happy Hour (NEK) Thursday 7PM Buffalo Wild Wings: 8385 US Hwy 64, Ste 101, Memphis, TN 38133

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:
VISION (Q3.4) Recognizing Advantage And The Movement Required To Achieve It. 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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