07 January 2012

Changes

There is nothing like seeing your heart rate go from 190 to 135!  I'm rather proud of myself for running over 3 miles on the treadmill at a constant speed of 7.6-7.8, which is under a 16 minute- 2 mile.  I wanna be ready for the next PT test and rock it!  Now I need to keep up my upper body and core as well....I remember before I joined the army I couldn't run 2 blocks, but I conditioned my body before I went to boot camp.  Then those drill sergeants really got me in shape!
It was september 2009 when I went on that journey to basic combat training!  Wow a lot has happened since that year.  I previously had a house and furniture and had to sell it or give it all away, which seems unfortunate, but I knew I had to in order to bring about the changes necessary and go on a new journey.  I had a crappy job with poor management and got fired that year.  I was living on unemployment insurance for several months and I was blessed to receive it.  I did look for work every week, but there really was no jobs!   I went to career fairs and at one a Navy Petty Officer convinced me to come in take the pre-ASVAB  to see how much I know and what jobs I could get.  So I did and scored high enough where he was pushing me to join to learn nuclear engineering!  I thought about it, but I didn't want to be stuck on a aircraft carrier or sub.  I was at the unemployment office where I had to sign in.  After getting up from the computer I noticed a guy in his 30's dressed in ACU's (Army Combat Uniform) putting up Army brochures.  I stopped and talked to him and the rest is history.  I was his first recruit and there was a lot of paperwork.  One of the things they do is check to see if their is anything on your criminal record.  The Sergeant that was looking into it said I had something on my record from Jefferson County and needed to go there.  I knew what it was I thought.  I had a traffic accident where I ended up wrecking the front of my truck because the guy in front decided to stop on a dime.  I got a ticket and I didn't pay it in time.  My recruiter took me there and the lady at the front looked at my ID and said "wait here."  A female cop came out with handcuffs and I was confused.  I just wanted to pay whatever I owed.  But they didn't take ATM or credit cards as payment- only cash.  They said I had to stay in the facility!  Wow, then the handcuffs were fastened to my hands and I was escorted to the jail.  They took everything in my pockets and my belt.  I was alone in jail.  I asked the lady to ask the recruiter if he could take my wallet with my pin number for my ATM card and withdraw cash for me.  She agreed and thank God I got out!  Then I had to go to court and was not allowed to drive until after it was cleared.  I had to call my friend Mims to drive me home that night and then came back went to court and got it cleared up.  That was rediculous!  That was the only time I've ever been in jail.  haha  So glad to not be living in that county now.  So yes, changes are necessary sometimes.  I had nothing going for me there and was depressed about it until I decided to move on with a new life in the military

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