• When: 05-30-19
  • QIC: Simon Says
  • The PAX: Swanson, Cheddar, Nick, Pick Axe, Quisenberry, Booo, Tater, Canseco, Double Fault, Deadbolt, P Jumper, Wapner, Fry Daddy, Little Giants, Booster, Wilbur, Simon Says

Simon Says . . . 45 Minutes of Pain

T-Claps to the 17 men who showed up to do the harder thing this morning. It’s been hot this week. Really hot. Surface of the sun hot. It would’ve been easy to hit the snooze button and regain some energy lost as a result of the heatwave. The men of Turning Point never disappoint. They turned in another impressive performance in today’s gloom.

Started promptly at 0500, causing our Wingman brothers to scramble and catch up with us on our opening loop around the parking lot after breaking from the COP.

  • SSH X 10 IC
  • Through The Tunnel x 10 IC
  • Imperial Walker x 10 IC
  • Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 IC — HOLD
  • Overhead Arm Claps x 30 IC — HOLD
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x 30 IC — HOLD
  • Overhead Arm Claps x 20 IC — HOLD
  • Raise The Roof x 20 IC — HOLD
  • Overhead Arm Claps x 10 IC — HOLD
  • Little Baby Arm Circles Backwards x 10 IC

Mosey to the flag pole. Suicide sprints from the flag pole to the light pole and back, to the first tree and back, and to the second tree and back. Competed three times with the following exercises done at each stop, respectively:

  1. 10 Merkins, 10 Carolina Dry Docks, 10 Shoulder Taps
  2. 20 Squats, 20 Jump Squats, 20 Lunges
  3. 30 LBCs, 30 Hello Dolly, 30 Flutter Kicks

Mosey to the track. Count off by four, giving us three groups of four and one group of five. Each group went to a corner of the track. Each corner of the track had a corresponding exercise. Exercises were completed OYO but each group moved to the next corner of the track together at the completion of the exercise. Groups were able to complete three laps around the track. Ten reps of each exercise were completed in the first lap, 11 in the second lap, and 12 in the third lap. Exercises by corner were:

  1. Merkins
  2. Squats
  3. BBSUs
  4. American Hammers




  • Swanson’s Brother (Buffett) has the Q on Saturday
  • 2.0 F3/FiA WO 0730 at The Hollow Saturday
  • JoBu VQ Tuesday
  • Socrates Thursdsay
  • Shirt order — order directly on the spreadsheet

Prayer Requests

  • Corbett Anderson
  • Merck family
  • Booo’s 2.3 surgery tomorrow
  • Double murder-suicide in Lexington yesterday
  • Turner family
  • Swanson’s dad has decided on treatment plan; continued prayers for healing
  • Strange string of house fires in Oak Grove
  • Little Giants’ brother-in-law just lost his brother


I heard a great story yesterday on Ravi Zacharias’ podcast (“Let My People Think” — sidenote: if you are a Christian seeking a stronger intellectual backing for your faith, you need to subscribe to this podcast) about a Vietnamese Christian who was an interpreter for pastors and evangelists who visited Vietnam when he was a teenager. When the war broke out, the Viet Cong put him in a labor camp, took away all his books and his access to anything dealing with Christianity, the English language, and the West. Overtime, they broke him and one night as he laid down he decided to turn away from God. The next morning he was told to clean the latrine. As he was cleaning a can, he noticed it had a piece of paper in it that looked like it had English writing on it. He rinsed it and saw ‘Romans 8’ in the top corner of the paper and his eyes immediately caught verse 28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” He immediately wept and marveled that God would not allow him to go 24 hours of unbelief before tracking him down.

We all face trials. Some of us are experiencing serious trials now. God is never done with us. He will always pursue us. Remember that our trials are ultimately in our life so that He might be glorified. He is working for us and his glory in all things.