September 5, 2021

Preblast for the week of Sept 6th

Check out what we did last week: 
M:72, T:66, W:61, Th:51, F:69, Weekend:33 = 352 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Windjammer
WLs: Waterboy (F3 Kinston)

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
KOTB this week! Post at your favorite AOs on Monday and Tuesday to claim the crown
IPC (Iron Pax Challenge) Week 1 check the 1st F section below for location details
Labor Day Convergence at 6:00 AM Monday at Old Forest and Catalog (Field of Dreams CLOSED)
BLOPS at 5:30 AM Wednesday at Suggs Park in Collierville
Stop Drop and Scroll VQ  at 5:30 AM Thursday at Lair
9/11 Stair Climb at 6:00 AM Saturday at Ruins! (Barracks, Ruckership, and Mothership are CLOSED)
The Wolf Shirt available for preorder

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

On Labor Day, September 6th from 6-7am, Old Forest and Catalog will be holding a Midtown Convergence
Start at OF, ~20 min beatdown (Scarecrow Q)
Mosey to Catalog ~20 mins
End at Catalog, ~20 min beatdown (Altar Boy Q)
Options to Pre run and Post run from Catalog to OF, depending where you park. Shuttle options also available but not during beatdown. Breakfast provided after COT!
Knock off 2 AOs at the same time for your AO Passport!

9/11 Stair Climb will be happening on Saturday September 11th at 0600 at AO Ruins. We will be climbing the stairs with Rucks along with Ruck Memphis. Barracks, Ruckership, and Mothership will be closed that day. Come early and stretch those legs.

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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 Ali (Ray Quiles)Q)
Tuesday: Six Wicket (@Oneder (John Rawlinson)Q)
Neverland (@Eagle (Filip Barker) Q)
Wednesday: Blazing Saddle (@Hobby Lobby (straight out the precinct)Q)
Pit (@Choker Q)
Friday: Berm (@Chef (Stefan Erdedi) Q)
Levee (@Halpert (Chris Hardwick) Q)
Sandlot (@Ricky Bobby (Spencer Jordan) Q)
Saturday: Lair (@Turkey Leg (Jacob Schatz) Q)
Sunday: 8 Track (@Cheezsteak (Andrew Beach) Q) 

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. 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Ben Brannick
F3 Name:Orange Julius
What’s the story behind your F3 name?The Roman Empire
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?Own the material you need to know. 
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Some books
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Penmanship
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?ziplining
How many languages do you speak?One
What was your first job?data entry
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Maybe an Ocelot
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Gummy worms
What are you most thankful for?My Boss Lady

The WOLF has it’s AO shirt available for pre order right now! You have until September 15th to secure your order before it is gone. Contact Landline to get in on the group order and save on shipping. Click HERE to see the options!

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. I’m 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 me and I’ll send you the password. Reach out to Grimace for details.

Q Source Topic of the Week:
COMMITMENT (Q3.9) Unwavering Loyalty To The Group And Unflinching Determination To Accomplish It’s 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, 12 “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.