September 19, 2021

Preblast for the Week of Sept 20th

Check out what we did last week: 
M:90, T:68, W:63, Th:58, F:71, Weekend:42 = 392 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Showtime, Franz Ferdinand, Sports Ball
WLs: Stripped (F3 Knoxville)

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
IPC (Iron Pax Challenge) Week 3 check the 1st F section below for location details
BLOPS at 8:45 PM Monday at Blazing Saddle 
Fish Food VQ  at 5:30 AM Monday at Bermuda Triangle
BLOPS at 5:30 AM Wednesday at Suggs Park in Collierville 
Ice Capades VQ  at 5:30 AM Thursday at Catalog
BLOPS at 5:30 AM Sunday at Armory

Need some motivation? Checkout the F3 Memphis Hype Video! CLICK HERE Share it with friends and help grow F3 Memphis! Around 4,000 people have already viewed this video, logging 85 hours worth of watch time. Watch the video and hit that VHS emoji on the Announcements post.

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1ST F – Fitness

The September Challenge is to finish all 5 (Week 0 – Week 4) Iron Pax Workouts!
Register for Iron PAX HERE 
Submit your times/reps HERE
Check off your September Challenge 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 24Congrats to Dawson who earned his Q passport and Baby Back and Psalty who earned their AO passports recently.

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Nathan Joseph Pellegra
F3 Name:Part-timer
What’s the story behind your F3 name?When describing myself at my first workout, I relayed to the group that pastor a small church, work a pastime job in construction, and I am a dad to 4 girls and 1 boy. The remark was how much free time I must have to play golf and such. Therefore… part-timer!
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?A former pastor once told me, “no one will ever care what you know( about the Bible) unless they know that you care.” That has been helpful to me as I pastor our church and my family. One might apply that to our F3 leadership as well. 
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Oakley Sunglasses, a backpack, my iPhone and a tape measure!
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? my knowledge of Star Wars
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Take a 20 mile hiking trip with an out of shape, inexperienced friend. 
How many languages do you speak?1.16666667
What was your first job?Germantown Car Wash
What is the strongest animal you could win against?A bobcat
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?TNT
What are you most thankful for?I am most thankful for God’s saving grace in my life.

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

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:
CONTENTMENT (Q3.11) Stability Of Emotion Engendered By The Continual Pursuit Of Joy Rather Than Happiness 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 see this, hit that Warden Emoji. 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 build your leadership skills in F3 Memphis? I am looking for an Assistant to the Weasel Shaker who can help me with weasel related tasks. If interested, DM me (Landline) or hit that :weasel: emoji and I’ll reach out to you.

Last week the emojis were back. 11 of you found the RIP but only 2 found the Beers. If you are reading this, hit that Kotters emoji and then reach out to a PAX you haven’t seen in a while and invite them back out to F3.