If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught my bit of an “announcement” that I made late last week.
I joined the United States Air Force! Me. In the military. chuckle
Joining the military has been in my mind, however not seriously, since high school. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I started seriously considering joining the Army.
A few months ago, I decided to look into the Air Force and the Navy as well. After a couple of hours of research, there was really no question. Not only was the Air Force on the top of my list, I knew I was going to enlist.
On Monday, June 3rd, after a few weeks of preparation and meeting with my recruiter, I spent 10 hours at Fort Dix taking an exam that determines what kind of jobs I quality for, taking a blood test, drug test, physical tests, and in the end… POOF! I am sworn in to serve in the Air Force!
I’m not going to get into my reasons for joining the Air Force and all that it will entail in the upcoming months/years, but I did want to share the Magical Powers the Air Force has given me.
Naturally, I want to be as physically fit and prepared for Basic Military Training (or BMT) as possible. At CrossFit, I’ve been able to push myself way beyond my limits that existed only just the day before I went to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station). I seriously need to perfect the push-up… no more quarter-of-the-way-down nonsense. My pull-ups only exist if I use a resistance band. No more of that either! I need to find out if I can kip a pull-up at BMT. Strict pull-ups will require different training.
I need to increase my speed when it comes to running as well. CrossFit generally helps with that without even trying, but I need to push beyond that! I need to be able to run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes. I can’t wait to see my improvements by the end of the summer!
Anyway, I ran a 10K race in Princeton, NJ on Sunday. That was fun.