Monday, October 18, 2010

You're Right

Sorry I've been gone for a while. Taking a break from everything to post a quick update on how everything's been going. This morning I got lucky and PT was cycling sort of like a spin class so it was pretty easy. Played some basketball with some other Cadets afterward. Thankfully I still had enough time to take a nap before class after making breakfast and showering.

Midterms are going alright. Not doing horrible, but not doing as well as I would like. It sucks having some classes where your only grades basically are just the tests. Oh well, that's life. I have one more exam tomorrow and I'm done with Midterms. I think I'll do pretty well on this exam.

Found this picture and I love it. I'm huge on your mindset effecting how you do in every aspect of life. I think once I have more time I'll write a post about mindset. Back to work now.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Just wanted to let everyone know that I have midterms all this week so I won't be able to post much. Keep working hard everyone.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monster Mash

At ROTC today we had Monster Mash. Basically, we learned the basics of navigation, battlefield medial assistance, formations, and advancing using cover fire. I'm assuming it's called Monster Mash because we all had to paint our faces for it. My Flight went with the Joker.

Afterward we had competition PT. This consisted of low and high crawl races, ranger pushups (which I competed in), group situps, and fireman's carry race.

Low Crawl
Low crawl is basically when you need slowly advance to avoid being seen. You are to keep your head down an all times. To tell where you are going, before you move you are to feel in front of you. Both feet need to be sideways and completely flat on the ground. While crawling, you should not move your legs very high to avoid causing your hips/butt from sticking up in the air.

High Crawl
High crawl is a faster crawl. You are still trying to stay low to avoid getting shot, however this crawl is useful when taking fire and you need to remain as much out of the line of fire as possible.

Ranger Pushup
The Ranger pushup is a 4 person pushup. The 4 people performing the pushup basically make a square. Person 1 lays down and places their feet on Person 2's back. Person 2 is laying perpendicular to Person 1. The rest of the people follow this pattern until they are in a square and all have their feet on someone's back and someone's feet is on their back. My Flight did 25 in one minute.

Team Situp
5 people lay next to each other with feet and arms interlocked. In one minute my Flight did 53 team situps.

Fireman's Carry
The fireman's carry is used for carrying anyone who is injured. The way you do this is you grab their same side  arm with yours at the wrist (their left/right arm with your left/right arm). With your other arm you go between their legs at around their knee and bend over and place them on your shoulders. The same way firemen do it hence the name. Unfortunately, since it was a race people were rushing and one group of people fell and somebody got injured. It was most likely just shock of the fall, but they might have gotten a concussion due to landing on their head.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Short Bus Shawty

Flag Football

Just got home from my flag football game. We completely destroyed the other team by like 40 points. Sucks though because we only have a 4 game season. But, since now we've 2-1... WE'RE IN THE POSTSEASON! Haha. Oh well, it's still fun.

Oh yeah, I hate my friends for naming us this.

Mind Over Matter