• When: 01/17/2015
  • QIC: Meatball
  • The PAX: Marinara, Candystripe, Bullpen, Turnbuckle, Booo, Quest, Treadmill, Granola, Pepto, Wapner, Meatball

TP Pax Sunk by Meatball

11 Pax got out of the fartsack this morning to find out what YHC had in store for them.  Since we have some new regulars to Turning Point, YHC thought it would be a good idea to review the history of the Battle of Midway, which we know was the turning point in the war, hence the AO name Turning Point. Being a nice guy, YHC tweeted the night before for the pax to study their WWII history.  As you will see below, the pax must of thought this was a joke and did not come prepared.  Or were the questions intentionally hard so the pax would have to pay the consequences of getting the answers wrong.  You can be the judge of that.

Weather:  Cold and frosty, temperature under 30

Disclaimer and Prayer

The Thang:
Mosey to the basketball court.  (Stay away from what we hope was a latex glove and not something else – hard to tell in the dark but we played it safe and stayed away)

All done IC
SH x 40, I think.  Mumblechatter was in full effect and YHC lost count somewhere in the 30’s.
TTT x 20
Plankjacks x 17, hold plank when done
Peter Parkers x 17, hold plank when done
Parker Peters x 18

Mosey over to the corner of the track and get ready for a history test.  Pax assumed the plank position while YHC asked the questions.  If the pax got the answer correct there was no penalty.  If they got it wrong then we would all have to complete the exercise.

For 5 burpees OYO
Question #1. When was the battle of Midway?
Correct Answer: June 4-7, 1942
Pax Answer was June 3, 1942, therefore, 5 burpees were done.

For 1 lap around the track
Question #2.  Who was the US Admiral leading US forces in the Pacific during this time?
Correct Answer: Chester Nimitz
The pax answered this one correctly so no lap completed.

For 10 Knerkins OYO (Merkins on your knuckles)
Question #3.  Who was the Japanese Admiral?
Isoroku Yamamoto
Pax Answer: They were correct with Yamamoto, however, YHC did not give credit since they didn’t know the first name. Therefore, 10 knerkins were completed.

For 1 lap running backwards around the track (0.2 miles)
Question #4.  How many Japanese aircraft carriers were sunk by US forces?
Correct Answer: 4
Pax Answer: 3, so you guessed it, one lap running backwards around the track (crowd pleaser)

For 10 burpees OYO
Question #5.  What US aircraft carrier was sunk during the battle?
Correct Answer: USS Yorktown
Pax Answer: YHC can’t remember but it wasn’t correct so we did 10 burpees.

For 20 flutterkicks – IC
Question #6.  How many US soldiers were killed in the battle of midway?
Correct Answer: 340
Pax Answer: YHC can’t remember but it wasn’t close so 20 flutterkicks

For Blimps: (5 burpees, 10 lunge each leg, 15 imperial walker, 20 merkins, 25 plank jacks, 30 squats)
Question #7.  How many Japanese were killed?
Correct Answer: 3,057
Pax Answer: 3,000. Close for a guess, but not correct so blimps completed. We only made it halfway across the field so we rinsed and repeated until we reach the other side. Plankorama until all pax completed.

Mosey over to the brickpile and get two bricks. Time for a little ladder work.

All OYO but done as a group.
12 Curls
12 Curls, 12 Tricep Extensions
12 Curls, 12 Tricep Extensions, 12 Shoulder Press
12 Curls, 12 Tricep Extensions, 12 Shoulder Press, 12 Napalms
12 Curls, 12 Tricep Extensions, 12 Shoulder Press, 12 Napalms, 12 Turkish Get Ups (6 each arm)

Rinse and repeat only with 6 reps each exercise, with the exception of the Napalms (we did 3), and Turkish Get Ups (3 each arm).
Return bricks.

Mosey over to the picnic tables.

All OYO but done as a group.
12 step ups (6 each leg) (pax made sure to clear off the ice first and YHC is proud to say, no pax face-planted on the bench).
12 incline merkins on bench
12 dips
12 decline merkins
12 sit ups with feet on bench

Rinse and repeat 2 more times. The only difference was on the decline merkins we did decline knerkins on set 2, and decline diamond merkins on set three.

This left us with a few minutes of Mary.

WWI sit-ups x 20 IC
WWII sit-ups x 10 IC
1 minute of Imperial Walkers for Walker.


Moleskin:  This was YHC’s first Q at Turning Point.  Hope it was a good workout for all.  It was fun and the mumble chatter continued from the COP to the BOM.  All men put in a great effort this morning.  The number of regulars at TP is on the rise.  It is great to see the new members continuing to post on a regular basis to #getbettertogether.  This is a great AO to visit if you have never been. Endless possibilities for workouts.  Hope no one is upset we did not use the hill today.


  • February 7: Convergence at SnakePit, 7am. If you haven’t been to SnakePit, located at White Knoll High School, you’re missing out on a great AO. This convergence also offers a great DoubleDown opportunity as several pax are participating on The Go Run 5k at 9am. Register here: www.thegorun.org.
  • February 28: Lexington Race Against Hunger. 10K starts at 8:20. Plenty of time to post at 6:15 or 6:30 bootcamp. Another DoubleDown opportunity. Register here: www.lrah.org
  • March 7: One Year Anniversary Convergence at Graveyard. While March 1 marks our 1-yr anniversary, we’ll celebrate on Saturday, 3/7. New goal: 175 pax! Get the EH machine rolling.
  • April 11: Ultimate Challenge Mud Run. This is F3’s Super Bowl. DO NOT register on the mud run site. F3 will have a special link with which to register. Quisenberry has stepped up to be the F3 Mud Run QIC. This is a huge task. Thanks Quisenberry.  Also, No Show has agreed to be our Mud Run Region Q. Preblast coming soon.
  • May 1: GORUCK Custom Light. Preblast here: http://f3nation.com/2015/01/07/preblast-goruck-custom-light/

Prayer Requests:  Continued prayers for Walker and family.  Trey Kannaday passed away leaving behind his wife and 4 yr old daughter, prayers for the family.  Sebastian – 3rd grader at Meadow Glenn with Leukemia.

Devo led by Treadmill.  Matthew Chapter 5, 13-16 Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world-like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” 

Are you making an impact in this world?  God put us here for a purpose.   Find that purpose and put it to work to serve Him in this world.  Make an impact.

Treadmill followed up on Quisenberry’s devo from yesterday at Sride. You can view Quis’ devo at http://f3nation.com/2015/01/16/striders-finish-the-course/.  I know personally, when you hear of a person around the same age who passes away in their sleep with no known illness, it hits hard and puts things in perspective.  Why him and not me?  Is it going to happen to me?  For me, I often worry about the little things in life.  My M would even call me a little anal.  I have been thinking about this a lot over the last day and a half.  I know I have a lot of work to do to get to the point where I can say I am ready to leave this earth.  This includes being a better husband, father, friend, co-worker, and especially a better follower of Christ.  I have already made a lot of changes since joining F3 and I know with the support of this great organization I will make a lot more strides in the days ahead.

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