Saturday, May 22, 2010
Well, a lot has happened since the last time I wrote. Sorry I haven't updated but I've been very busy. I try to call home on skype as often as possible but with my current schedule I seem to only get about ten minutes at a time. The job I'm doing is very taxing, and I find myself more and more tired. The paperwork is more tiring than the physical aspect. My workout schedule is shreds, I haven't had the time to get in a rhythm, so I guess it will have to wait until I get back to El Paso. Until then I'll do what I can. The days melt together like gummy bears in the microwave. Not sure how to separate them. I know one day a week is maintenance, and after that we should have the rest of the day off. My guys get a little rest, but the rest of the day for me is spent in meetings and briefings. Part of the job I guess. There's been some long days and nights here lately. In other news, I put down a deposit for a rental house in El Paso yesterday, its very nice and close to where I work. I think I'll enjoy staying there. It will be great to have somewhere to go when I return, rather than a hotel or my buddy's garage. Also got myself put on a waiting list for a German Pinscher puppy. I'm looking forward to having a puppy around the house, it'll be fun. I'm about ready for a vacation. I need to get some real food, have some real fun, and get some real rest. I can't wait to get out of here. I've got a lot of plans for when I get home, a lot of big changes.I'm really looking forward to getting home. If I could hurry it along, believe me I would.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
aaaaand its official. I'm now a 1LT. Nice pay raise, new black bar, life's good. I'm working my rear end off trying to do all the work that is involved with the STT. Right now I'm planning training for the IA BDE at end of the month that involves a leader's reaction course, troop leading procedures, IED defeat, squad movements, reconnaissance, knocking out a bunker, room clearing, detainee operations, tactical questioning, tactical site exploitation, and a stress shoot all in one culmination of training. I've got my work cut out for me. Good times, and good experience though.
In other news, I've started P90X and I'm currently on Day 2. I've watched all the dvds, and tried them all out leading up to the program, and they're not easy. I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty smoked for the next 270 days. There are three programs. The first for me, X Doubles, is the hardest of the three programs. I figure this will get me where I need to be with the best results to begin. After that I'm planning on doing the X Lean program, which is another 90 days but more cardio based. My final phase will be the X Classic. With everything I've read into this, I think it will work. The science makes sense, and the workouts are tough. I've set goals for myself and I'm gonna stick with it until I reach those goals.
Its 2325 and I've got more work to do... sleep's a crutch. Drink water, drive on.