September 12, 2021

Preblast for the week of Sept 13th

Check out what we did last week:
M:49, T:62, W:62, Th:58, F:66, Weekend:54 = 351 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Bob the Builder, Squirrel
WLs: Cobains

We had 24 pax at the Midtown Convergence, 27 pax at the 9/11 Stair Climb, and announced that The Ruins AO is closing until next spring :RIP: emoji.

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
IPC (Iron Pax Challenge) Week 2 check the 1st F section below for location details
Bolt VQ  at 5:30 AM Monday at Quad City
BLOPS at 5:30 AM Wednesday at Suggs Park in Collierville 

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 September Challenge is to finish all 5 (Week 0 – Week 4) Iron Pax Workouts! Register for Iron PAX HERE and check off your workouts HERE. Lochte says that “If we have 55 PAX complete, and log a score, all 4 weeks, I will do all 4 of the workouts in a row on a Saturday in October!”

IronPax Challenge runs throughout the month of September. For those of you not familiar, head over to the #iron-pax-challenge channel. Opportunities to complete the workouts are available at these AOs on these days. 
Monday: Barracks (@Prince AliQ)
Tuesday: Six Wicket (@OnederQ)
Neverland (@Eagle Q)
Wednesday: Blazing Saddle (@Hobby LobbyQ)
Pit (@Choker Q)
Friday: Berm (@ChefQ)
Levee (@HalpertQ)
Sandlot (@Ricky BobbyQ)
Saturday: Lair (@Turkey LegQ)
Sunday: 8 Track (@CheezsteakQ) 

AO and Q Passport Challenge is underway. Make your way to all 23 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q all 23 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the Q Passport Patch! You have until the end of 2021 to complete this challenge. The Ruins now closing brings the AO count to 23, however a new AO is launching in October in Collierville, so we will be back at 24.

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Chris Poe
F3 Name:Bandwagon
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I’m a Chiefs fan and I started F3 not long after they won the Super Bowl 
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Be quick but don’t hurry
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Golf Clubs
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Karaoke
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Build a fence
How many languages do you speak?1 1/8
What was your first job?Fry guy and Back Yard Burgers
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Koala
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Candy Corn
What are you most thankful for?Wife and kids

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 hit that :beers: emoji
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

The inaugural half Ironman and about 3000 athletes are coming to Memphis October 2nd. Grimace is helping recruit volunteers for the swim portion, and still need lifeguards and kayakers. If you would like to volunteer, or know anyone who might want to, check the link below. If you’d like to be on the water in a kayak, PM him and he’ll send you the password. Reach out to Grimace for details. 

Q Source Topic of the Week:
CONSISTENCY (Q3.10)Unchanging In Nature, Standard Or Effect Over Time 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, 7 “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.

Want to put your mark on F3 Memphis? I am looking for apprentice Weasel Shakers who may want to add their own spin to this preblast or join the squad to promote slack blasts, etc. No skills needed, I can teach you anything you want to learn. If interested, DM me (Landline) or hit that :weasel: emoji and I’ll reach out to you.

Many of you expressed disappointment with no hidden emoji in last week’s preblast. Some even said they went back and read it 3 times to make sure they didn’t miss it. Mission accomplished, hehe. This week there is one. Good luck.