Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just an update

I suppose I should write a blog because... well... it has been awhile.  If for no other reason than to update on life for those who care :)

So, I'm doing my training.  Currently, it's been all inprocessing, so I haven't learned much of anything.  I've also decided I need to start studying for the GREs.  They are good for five years, so I think I should take it soon, since I'm sure I'll be applying to graduate school in the next five years.  I've also realized how strange it is NOT having much to do.  Now that our physical fitness test is done, I need to work more on fitness.  There is a little fitness area downstairs that I've been using... it is FAR too hot for me to run outside, though I really need to acclimate because I REALLY don't like running on the treadmill for long periods of time.  I run outside in the mornings when I must, but... I'm thinking more on weekends.  Good news is there are trails nearby that I'd like to check out!  :)

What else... well... I guess I've had things to say recently, but I haven't thought to blog them (and now I've forgotten them).

Oh yeah... Army Physical Fitness Test.  I had the WORST one I've had in YEARS yesterday.  It was awful.  I did ten less pushups than normal (and even THAT is worse than usual), about twenty less situps, and my run time was almost a minute slower.  Most people said my score was still decent.  True, it was decent.  But it's human nature - nobody wants to DECREASE in performance.  It's one thing to stay the same, in which case I would've been okay with my score (283/300... for you military savvy people).  But usually I get well over 300 points (extended scale).  So, I was a little disappointed.  Okay, a LOT disappointed.  Part of it was me... I have mostly been running, and I HAVE been doing pushups/ab work recently, but not as much as I should.  Part of it was weather (really hot and humid... I knew that would affect my run), but another part was the standard they used in grading.  It was ridiculous.  I am used to people grading difficultly, but this was RIDICULOUS.  Anyway, for those of you who have taken APFTs, you know what I'm talking about: sometimes if someone has a vendetta against a group, or if they just feel like enforcing OVER the standards for whatever reason, your score suffers.  That's what happened to a large majority of my group yesterday.  Anyways, I guess I can stop talking about it now though since it's been almost two days :)   Point being: it's time for me to get back into better shape.  I probalby still should've maxed my text yesterday, but I STILL wouldn't have done as well as I usually do, which means I am not in the type of shape I should be.  It's one of the few things I have complete control over, therefore, I need to do the best I can, right?

In the meanwhile I was watching Discovery Fit and Health earlier, and the show was about attraction, and discussed the evolution of attraction, etc.  Interesting!

Alas, I have run out of writing topics for now.


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