This is my final post before I ship to basic! Everything is packed, car is sold, and several goodbyes made. It has been a hectic day and I was mellow and zen all day until mid-afternoon when the nerves started to set in.
But sitting there in my hotel room I am calm again. I’ve been chatting with my roommate which is also going into the Air Force so that’s pretty cool. I’ll keep this short and sweet since I have a 0430 wake up call. See you in 8.5 weeks!
I’m in the single digits now and I still don’t feel like it’s real. Not freaking out or anything. However I am excited to get started. Basically packed; just need to put everything in the bag. I still have some … Continue reading →
Yesterday I went into the recruiting office to sign my contract. I am now officially official. 74 days until I ship for BMT.
Today was a friend’s graduation from BMT. It seems that a lot of our military endeavors have been moving on parallels. Her last DEP meeting was the same day I had my first. I received a letter from her at BMT the same day I found out my job and ship date. We both started our enlistment process with the Army and switched to the Air Force for various reasons. Signed my contract on the first day of her graduation ceremonies. Very coincidental but still fun! I hope to be able to meet up with her some day in the operational Air Force. Congratulations, Airman S!
Got called into the recruiter’s office today. The jobs list for this month came out and this is what I qualified for that are available this month. Most are jobs I’m honestly not interested in, unfortunately. I have to email my recruiter back by the end of the day with my choices.
On Saturday April 12, I swore in (again) to the United States Air Force. The ceremony occurred right before the Thunderbirds were to fly. It was a pretty cool experience and thankfully I had a friend there to take pictures. … Continue reading →
Happy 30th post to me! I’m proud of myself for keeping up with this thing. This post is the beginning of tracking my goals. I’ve been a member on BodyBuilding.com since Jan. 2012 but it’s been over a year since I … Continue reading →
Today I’m sore from yesterday’s push ups and running the past two days. It’s funny, perhaps it’s a combination of these things, but I feel that running is toning my legs much more than squatting with 95 lbs. When I told my husband [C] this, he said, “Don’t let Rip [Mark Rippetoe] hear you say that!” Well, in all fairness, when I run, I’m carrying much more weight than when I squat with 95 lbs fairly stationary. Maybe once I advance in weight for squats, and once I become better accustomed to running, I will see it the other way.
Anyway, I’m debating going for a run today or just taking my dog and the dog I’m watching for the day on a long walk (about 4-5 miles). I’m thinking the latter just to give my knees a break. Even though I take short strides, running is after all high impact and I don’t want to overdo it too quickly. Like I said before, I haven’t been running consistently in the past.
Here’s an interesting article that breaks down what happens to your body during a run. Thought I’d pass it on to my readers. If you’re struggling with your runs, keep pushing. It’ll get better in time. This is both a self-reminder and one to all of you! And if you’re interested, here’s another one that goes more into dopamine.
Truth be told, I’ve been horribly slacking on studying for the ASVAB. I know, I know! Putting it off will get me nowhere except maybe a MOS I don’t want. I was always the put-it-off-til-the-last-minute type of student. Cramming just adds unnecessary stress and I won’t remember half the stuff immediately after taking the ASVAB if that’s how I go about things.