Welp, I may have hit a brick wall over here. I took a PFT test for USMC PLC Friday and let's just say I didn't do as well as I thought I would. I missed an opportunity because some crazy idea in my head said that working out with corps PT twice a week would be enough to get me in shape.... apparently this was ineffectual and not true at all. Cpt. Bennett suggested that working out 5 times a week would help me become more competitive. Now on top of everything else I am doing I have to fine time to go to the gym every day. Tuesdays and Thursday are pretty swamped since I have Golden Anchor in the afternoon, which only have 3-4 squids left! I'm hoping that no one else decides to quit. That would just be the worst.
So switching the subject over to a different branch for a bit. Lets talk about the Army. Most of my platoon is army option and most of them could probably max their PT test. What I have noticed is that they specify mainly on the upper body. Thats one of my weak points. There is this cool thing that the National Guard has that allows you to seek contract with another branch while joining them. So basically you get paid to get leadership experience while you're trying to prepare yourself physically for OCS. Personally I think that's a darn good deal. So naturally after one of my friends told me about this I went to go speak to SGT 1st Class Bell. Well it turns out that such a great opportunity has strings attached. If you don't end up contracting before the end of your sophomore year you have to switch over to the army department. This fact weighed heavily on my mind. In the end I decided that the risk was worth the reward and signed the papers.
This weekend I attended my first drill. Two of my rook buddies, Castonguay and Laskowski are also in Guard so it's kind of cool to finally get some bonding going on. We learned a bunch of stuff about IED ( improvised explosive devices) and the tactics on how to detect and figure out what type they were. That was basically the whole weekend. To say the least it was fun and I would definitely enjoy doing it again. Just have to wait for my papers to get pushed through. The meps I went to down in Fort Lee, VA is being really slow transfering all my paper work over to VT. I hope you all had a great weekend :) Stay warm!