Graduated BCT at Fort Benning back on Dec. 13th. Ran into a setback coming down with pneumonia in my first cycle, being admitted to MACH for 4 days(with 2 days in the infirmary before that) caused me to be recycled day 1. PT dropped after getting off a 2 week dead man profile, but was able to work back up to 65 PU's, 76 SU's, and a 14:15 on the 2 mile. My run times being affected the most by the weakness in my lungs even though I managed to keep up with A group.
All in all my extended stay at Fort Benning made me a stronger person mentally and has definitely helped me prioritize my goal of becoming a Ranger. I fly out for Fort Sam Houston on the 3rd and know quite a few medics with RIP contracts so hopefully will be able to link up with them once I'm there.
Mentee to Capellanus—“As Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17)
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”