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Thread: Advice for a Poolee
07-15-12, 04:06 AM #16
One thing that will get you into, or keep you out of trouble in
the MarineCorps ,
is paying attention to DETAIL.
Please be advised to look closely @ softballcatchers ICON
thingamajiggy= HockeyPuck also sometimes referred to.
NOTICE where it says WOMAN MARINE @ the bottom,
under the EGA...
There may or may not be a time when you go in search of FEMALES
while you're in the military. Learn how to hunt.
07-15-12, 09:45 AM #17
07-19-12, 09:13 PM #18
I ran a mile and a half in 13:00 right before I joined. I shipped out a little too early, I was one of those gamer kids. I hardly got outside and I was working a full time job 80 hours a week. The only thing that saved me was the fact that I had good upper body strength. Pull ups are your money makers, I could pump out 20 pull-ups so I didn't get it as bad as the other bad runners. But they will fix you, or break you, whatever comes first. I think that lead to a lot of pain in the long run. My left foot had a stress fracture in it all the way from 2nd phase of bootcamp through MCT. MCT really broke me off and my injury made me look weak(I never said "Hey my foot is broken" because one, nobody would care unless I physically couldn't walk, and two I didn't want to spend any more time in either place then I had to. Somewhere along the way though the Instructors always noticed without me saying anything that I was ****ed up and still pushing, and they respected it; not to say they took it any lighter on me. At MOS school I had it checked out, Doc said he didn't know how I made it this far and I was on sticks. Nothing worse then being on crutches in the Marine Corps but sometimes if you want to get better and back to a healthy state to PT in you gotta suck it up and look weak for a little, just prove em' wrong later. I guess I'm telling you all of my war stories as they are just incase you run into something like this. PT is going to be a HUGE part of your life. You gotta start running like it is your life. You could be the most locked on Marine ever but if you fall out of every run, you're no better then Pvt. ****dart.
Marines have a high standard, you'll meet it, you have no choice in the matter.
Oh and I'm good to go now, got off those sticks as soon as I could and back to running. Graduated guide of my Platoon and earned the title of 1371 Combat Engineer.
07-20-12, 09:24 AM #19
Good stuff, PvtShane. I added part of that to my signature (with a reference, of course).
07-20-12, 08:28 PM #20
08-01-12, 02:45 PM #21
Thank-you, Marines! Though the credit goes to my Drill Instructor, Ssgt. Roberts. Those words pushed me through some of my hardest days. I will forever Emulate that man to the best of my abilities.
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