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DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Nant'an Notes:
"When I was at the Naval Academy, we called this period the Dark Ages--the drudgery of routine in the cold, damp, windy darkness of the January to March winter season, with no big holidays or football games to look forward to. It was a time of mental down-shifting into lower gear, of grinding out the academics, athletics, drill and everything else, waiting for spring to arrive.
In F3 Naperville, this is a time for down-shifting into the routine of cold, dark, winter workouts. If you've been with us for a while, you've heard us say, "embrace the suck." It means accepting, and even welcoming, the pain and suffering that comes with strenuous physical exercise. This mindset is especially needed over the next several months.
The most important aspect of "embrace the suck" is the embrace part. Rather than merely surviving the pain, this is about openly absorbing it, even pursuing the joy of it. This is about the emotional journey of the experience. And it allows us to separate our feelings--where the crisis comes--from the physical strain, thus containing the pain to the body, and keeping it there while we discover what it means to thrive.
This can be hard to do alone, but thankfully we are not alone. This journey is best with shared with our brethren. 
So let's "embrace the suck" together and get back out there. See you in the gloom."
-Blart
Welcome to all of our December FNG's!!
Go Daddy, Karl, Muffy, Wilt Chamberlain, Blues Clues, Lost and Found, Clipper, Roxbury, Sub Prime, Jersey Shore, Webelos, Padre, Mistletoe, Ukulele, House Arrest, Ledecky, Squirrel Cage, and Beeper

SYITG, Men!
1stF Highlights:
  • 1,654 Total Posts in December (3rd most All-Time)
  • On a balmy 60 degree December 26th, Pax joined together for a post-beatdown run to honor our fallen friend and brother, Bump, who passed away in November. This date was one of Bump's last 'healthy' workouts. The men ran 4.5 miles and completed exercises along the way which memorialized and celebrated Bump. 
  • Welcome your newest Site-Q's to the most important job in F3:
    • Nala (Th RC's @ Citadel)
    • Tourniquet (Sat BC @ The Ridge)
2ndF Highlights:
  • Monthly 2ndF Lunch was at Up North Ale House. A beautiful picture was taken!
  • "DO YOU EVEN HOLIDAY PARTY, BRO?!" 230+ Pax and M's, $3,000+ raised, Leadership updates, and more! Check out a lot of the action here!
  • Coffeeteria's continue with all-time attendance. If you have the time after a Beatdown join your fellow Pax for a coffee, tea, water, or "grande skinny non-fat light-whip caramel macchiato frappuccino" and hang out!
3rdF Highlights:
  • As part of an ongoing relationship with our local Parks Department's we recently partnered with Naperville Parks Dept to partner on an Adopt-A-Park program. We have started at Frontier Park Sports Complex where our Outpost AO is located and will have quarterly projects for our Pax to participate and help give back! December was our first and you can read more HERE.
  • Our men contributed over $2,500 to our Annual Gift Card Roulette program for the holiday season, which raises money in the form of gift cards to be given to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (http://www.helpaveteran.org/).
A Year In Review: 2019 By the Numbers

New Pax added:

  • In 2018: 275
  • in 2019: 325
  • % Change:  Up 18%

Combined total posts in 2019:  16,643

Total PAX Count:

  • 1/1/19:  319
  • 12/31/19:  644
  • % increase:  MORE THAN DOUBLE (102% growth)

Count of Unique PAX that posted in 2019: 480

Count of PAX with > 100 Posts:  67

Count of PAX with > 150 Posts:  31

Count of PAX with > 200 Posts:  12 (Handy Manny, Parks & Rec, Cousin Eddie, Trickle, Toadstool, Bob Ross, AtAt, Pi, Afib, Twilight, Snorkel, Shandy)

Count of PAX with > 250 Posts:  3  (Handy Manny, Parks & Rec, Cousin Eddie)

Count of PAX with > 300 Posts:  1  (Handy Manny)

# AOs added in 2019:  2

# Workouts added in 2019 (total available per week)

  • 1/1/19:   21
  • 12/31/19:  30
  • % increase: ~50% more workouts!

Average Daily Attendance Change

  • Dec 2018: 44 PAX
  • Dec 2019: 63 PAX
  • % Increase:  ~45% increase

Count of PAX that maintained more than 50% engagement in 2019:  50

Save The Date's
  • January 17th, 6:30 pm: Ruck Wars (downtown Naperville Startex)
  • QSource 2.0: Locations and Meeting times TBD
  • 2ndF Monthly Lunch: January 17th, Location TBD
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