Not quite the weekend I expected. . .
|August 6, 2012||Filled under Health, NASA, Training Plan, Travel, Uncategorized|
*First, let me say that this will not be a judgmental post from y’all. Thanks!
I flew back to Alexandria this past Friday to get ready for the Metropolitan Police Department (Washington DC aka MPD) Mass Processing Day. During mass processing, your body fat is tested, you take a physical fitness test, go over paperwork, and much more. If you fail one part, you do not go on to the next step. The day can go great or you can be going home at 8:30 in the morning. Unfortunately, that was the case for me.
What made me be sent home at 8:30 in the morning? This. . .
I underestimated the fence. The fence was the second to last thing in an obstacle course. Before the fence, we had to sit in a cop car with the seat belt buckled and were given a description of a suspect. We had to jump out of the car, run around 10 cones, up and down 2 flights of stairs, drag a 165 pound dummy about 20 feet, climb under a table, and then finally climb over the fence. I was probably at the fence a good 15-20 seconds before I was told time was up. This tells me, had I made it over the fence I would have passed the test. DAMN!
For my first physical test of any kind, it was very helpful and humbling, even though I did not pass. It was hard to leave, knowing that I had come all that way and that was it for the day. The vest that we had to wear had numbers on them and the cops were yelling at you and encouraging you as were running through the course. I was amazed at how much my adrenaline was pumping. I did not realize how much until later in the day when I realized I had bruised my arm and hand from trying the climb over the fence.
I have had better bruises, but I usually feel something like this and I don’t even feel them! Adrenaline is a funny thing, that is for sure! I also did drink a few sips of this. . .
Again, no judgments! As I was getting into the car, the first song that came on was “Beautiful Day.” As disappointed and frustrated that I am at myself, I know that everything happens for a reason and everything will be okay. This was a great learning experience and I am looking forward to crushing the test here in 90 days.
Alright, on to the rest of the weekend! Annapolis!!
I headed out with some friends and my dad and sister met us there. We received a walking tour of the Naval Academy by a Navy Captain. Here are some pictures from the walk.
It was a great time in Annapolis! I am thrilled I finally got to enjoy some time there. Today was spent searching for Chacos, getting a sweet new Camelbak from the sister, eating Red Robin, getting back into Huntsville late, and now waiting on the MSL Curiosity land on Mars. Look for a new workout plan coming in a few days! Have a great Monday!!