This morning I had my fourth physical fitness test out of the total five. On my third test, I still did not meet the Army Standards, but came as close as being one sit-up short. In between the last PT test and the one I had today, I’ve been working on my core and abdominal muscles to make sure that I met that standard, plus some. My hard work paid off this morning, and I am really proud of myself. In two minutes I did a total of 51 push-ups. Also in two minutes I did 60 sit-ups. I ran my 2-mile run in 14:43. This is a huge improvement from my first PT test of 31 push-ups, 45 sit-ups, and a long 17:21 2-mile run.
I believe I am gaining some muscle and losing some more weight. I don’t know if the scale is quite accurate, but it reads 183 lbs. If that is correct, I’d be surprised and happy at those results so far.
In AIT, I have been doing more PT, often twice every day. It has clearly been helping me, but I still have some work to do to get my score even higher. There is one more test left that is the most important and it occurs in a few weeks. If an individual doesn’t pass the last one, they won’t graduate. I don’t think I have to worry about that, because I am motivated more now than ever.
Now that I’ve passed my PT test, I get to go on passes on Sundays. I’ll get to get away from the company barracks for a good amount of time to hang out with the guys. I’m sure I’ll write a follow-up blog about pass when that experience happens!
Until next time,