Tuesday, 28 June 2011, Garrison Grafenwöhr.
The physical challenge . . . the day is finally here . . . we bus to the fitness facility for the Army Physical Fitness Test, aka, PT. There is some concern that it will be a grueling test (certainly harder than the qualifying test for camp) . . . it will be a hot day and we expect our muscles will be taxed to the max. What a surprise! For pushups and situps we are inside! It's air conditioned inside and quite comfortable. The exercises are slow, muscles ache and it is easy to let yourself catch a quick catnap on the gym floor . . . until the TAC yells at you to wake up!! The two-mile run is outside in the heat . . . and is it ever hot! Two miles seems like ten, but soon it is all over.