May 15, 2023

Preblast for the Week of May 15th

The Week in Review:

M: 69 T: 68, W: 56, Th: 62, F: 71, Weekend: 62 = 388 Total Posts!

Club 345: Cheers to the 4 PAX this week that posted every day and twice on Saturday! Survivor (John Monroe) joined F3Club 345 while Echo (Jonathan Morrow), Geppetto (John Guess), & Evan Almighty (Noah Guess) earned another stripe for their decorated CMUs.

Club 345 Streak: The current 345 streak sits at 7!! Which PAX will step up this week to extend the streak another week?

Highlights for This Week:

  • Finkle (Kevin L) is completing his farewell tour this week. Make plans to hit that :hc: and see this HIM off in style at AO-Blazing Saddles on Thursday, May 18th.
  • An FNG joined our ranks this past week. Make sure to give a proper welcome to Full Moon (Jake Edwards) when you post with him.
  • The Annual F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil has a date (June 3rd), a time (3 – 6 PM), and a location (locHTe’s house), and a planning committee ready to go. Details below from our 2ndF Q, Scarecrow (JT Pitner).


From the Desk of our Nantan, Turkey Leg:

Check out this list of HIMs that are in the top 20 for the exercises. Make sure to encourage them as they keep F3 Memphis at the top of the charts (4 of the top 7 teams). Hit the :tada: emoji if you read this.

1st F: Fitness

AO and Q Passport Challenge started over in the new year! Post to all 25 F3 Memphis AOs to earn the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q at all 25 of the F3 Memphis AOs to earn the Q Passport Patch!

There are only 17 Q Passport Challenge patches left before they’re gone forever!! Don’t miss your opportunity, especially those of you new to F3 Memphis, to earn one of these cherished prizes.

Have a Favorite Q? Or wanting to avoid a specific Q? Checkout who’s Qing the next 2 weeks right HERE! Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE!

From the Desk of our 1stF Q, Average Joe:

1stF Magnet Flag Challenge Update:

The May 1stF Magnet Flag is still very much in play. Currently AO-Air Up There is in first place with 25 points due mostly to FNG Bream posting there. AO-Morg is close behind with 20 points and AO-Bermuda Triangle is closing in with 14 points. Remember, this is a weighted competition based on FNGs, Kotters, VQs, FNG 2nd Posts, and Sophomore Qs. There’s plenty of time to real the Air Up There boys back in.

The individual F3 Memphis May challenge will be the same rules as the Rucking portion of the F3 National Team Challenge. Our top 3 points earners will win the “Ruck Around and Find Out” patch for their efforts.

As of Friday, May 12th, here is the “Ruck Around and Find Out” update:

  1. As of last night we have a clear front runner with Sister Wives (Matthew Taulbee) killing it so far!
  2. Dark horse @zima is in second. He’s deactivated his slack:ish: but I’ve heard legendary stories from Beef Log (Rick Swaim) and Fugitive (Cory Rhea)
  3. Miracle Ear (Matt Goodhart) is just slightly edging out locHTe (Harris Todd) for third at the moment.

2nd F: Fellowship

Checkout #2F-lunches if you want to grab lunch with your bros! Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

From the Desk of our 2ndF Q, Scarecrow:

The annual F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil is on the books. Make plans to join your fellow PAX at the home of locHTe (Harris Todd) on June 3rd from 3 – 6 PM. Now that we have the location, an elite team of HIMs has been assembled to coordinate the event. Look for more fine grained details to come soon as the planning committee finalizes the plans.

The East Memphis crew is getting the Spring calendar full for a number of 2ndF gatherings:

June 10th– Evan All Mighty (Noah Guess) will be hosting a family shindig from 6 pm – 8:30pm and food will be provided. Just bring your family and some drinks.

Don’t forget to let your friendly Weasel Shaker know if you’re planning an F2 event.

3rd F: Faith

From the Desk of our 3rdF Q, Psalty:

See a PAX making an impact in his community? DM Psalty (Andrew Woods) with your nomination for the next monthly HIM Highlight.

Q Source Weekly Weinke

Get Right – the first step of personal alignment – a Leader takes the Daily Red Pill – his commitment to accelerate his fitness, fellowship and faith.

Without belief in a power outside of himself, a man will have no choice but to view himself as the king of the world. To be in a right relationship with his Creator, the HIM continually seeks answers:

  • What will happen when I die?
  • What does that mean about the way I should live?

Prayer – a man’s antidote to anxiety. When anxiety arises, the man in a right relationship with his Creator (through daily prayer) is able to withstand because he will be equipped with hope.

Link to further reading:

F3 Memphis Book Club

F3 Memphis PAX recently began reading/discussing a new book, Atomic Habits, on Fridays at AO-Bermuda-Triangle.  Workout takes place from 5:30-5:50AM with the book discussion following from 5:50-6:15AM. Come join in the discussion and get better!