November 21, 2021

Preblast for the Week of November 22nd

Check out what we did last week: 
M:62, T:60, W:62, Th:31, F:59, Weekend:48 = 322 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Rulemaker, Snow Bunny, Temp, Roxanne
WLs: Willie (F3 Lowman)

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Guest Q Snowden Tuesday 5:30 AM at AO Blazing Saddles
T Swift VQ Wednesday 5:30 AM at AO Levee
Thanksgiving Convergences at Bermuda Triangle and Blazing Saddles. Thursday 5:30 AM – Potluck to follow afterwards during PLC
All other Thursday AOs are closed.
Radar VQ Friday 5:30 AM at AO Six Wicket

1ST F – Fitness

Your November Monthly Challenge is now. Click HERE to submit your results.
5 event challenges.

  1. Super FAST mile. Run a mile at your fastest pace possible whether thats 10+ or sub 6’s. Time the mile, check the box and post your best time.
  2. Do the BERT Hero WOD. 
  3. 3 x 1 minute high plank in under 5 minutes.
  4. 50 (2=1) Bonnie Blairs non stop.
  5. Super Merkin Mile (100 reps at each 1/4 mile).

Grimace has a Patch Challenge for those who post to AO Annex. For more details go post at AO Annex or get stuck in their Slack channel forever. Ask Farmer and Cheezsteak. Hit that :Nanner: emoji

AO and Q Passport Challenge is underway. Post 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! Time is running out. You have until the end of 2021 to complete this challenge. DM Landline if you are questioning where you stand. Attendance stats are based on posted slack blasts. 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Reid Kelly
F3 Name:Stop DropNScroll
What’s the story behind your F3 name?When I moved to Collierville, I worked part time for the Collierville Fire Department teaching fire safety and also was a seminary student. Stop drop and roll plus scroll, like the Dead Sea scrolls. 
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Choose to be happy. 
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Guitar. 
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Eating superfluous amounts of Oreos. 
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Nothing. 
How many languages do you speak?One. 
What was your first job?Maintenance work at the high school I attended. 
What is the strongest animal you could win against?White-tailed Deer. 
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Thumb Tacks
What are you most thankful for?Supportive dudes in F3. 

AO Bermuda Triangle is having a pot luck during PLC on Thanksgiving (Thursday 11/25). Sign up to bring something good to eat or drink! Checkout the sign up sheet HERE!
AO Blazing Saddles is also having a pot luck during PLC on Thanksgiving (Thursday 11/25). Checkout the list to bring HERE!

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

F3 Nation is hosting its annual fundraiser Give 2 Give 2021. Gus has challenge F3 Memphis to donate HERE. You may recall that we received monetary support from F3 nation last year for a local charity in the Memphis area. This is where that money goes. Click that LEGO emoji

Q Source Topic of the Week:
EQUIPPING (Q4.7). Matching A Team’s Members To Its Mission 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, 9 “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. 

Join team F3 Memphis and register HERE for the 2021 St Jude Marathon on Saturday, December 4. Contact Yoga Matt with any questions. Currently the only availability is the 5K. All other races are sold out.

If you want to post something in next week’s preblast, let me know by Saturday. Hit that :turkey: emoji if you read this.