Originally posted by Atherelius
[b]Dude, sucks about your knee; how’s you hurt it?
And thanks for that speech, it gives me a bit of confidence. I’m really finding that I ENJOY running now, oddly enough:) [/b]
No problem, it is just cool to see another guy on the boards joining the military. I know how nerve wrecking it can be before you go, so I’m just trying to ease that. I can’t wait until you get back so that you can tell me about Army boot camp since I’m quite interested. As for my knee, my knee is weak anyway and it is in my record. so if it continues to give me problems I’ll be compensated when I get out (Veteran Affairs). Also, part of the reason I’m not saying anything is because my DIs taught me to just tough out any injury. Besides, it just needs some rest. We’ve done so much running the last couple of
weeks that it hasn’t had any rest. Once I get to school I know for a fact that I won’t be running too much so it’ll heal then. Besides, part of me still wants too go toIraq and I don’t want this hold me back incase the option arises (I know it won’t, but I have hope). Oh, before I forget. In you can run 2 miles now, even if it hurts, you’re good to go. Afterall, that is all you have to run for score in the PFT. If you can even run know that is excellent. That means that instead of just trying to do it, you’re trying to improve your time.
hey do u guys in america HAVE to go into the army?
It isn’t required to join the military in America, some people just want to. There are quite a few perks to being in though. We don’t even have a draft in America (even though it could come back at anytime). The most required is that all 18 year-old males register for the draft.
Nick: I ran a little by morning, a little by afternoon, then a lot by evening. That’s how I got it. I didn’t know you guys were doing it with time limits
As for your knee… Dude, aren’t you worried that it might get worse without medical attention? Going to school is a must do, but hiding an injury could be risky.
Alright, I see then. As I said, I’m not worried about my knee since I know it’ll get better in time. Besides, what are they going to do? Give me some tylenol, a knee brace, and put me on light duty for a week? I can do that on my own.
Light duty - reduced required work, such as not having to PT (ie. run).