A month ago or so, I read the backblast from Tradition where Skipper had done this with the PAX, 33 strong. Seemed like a great way to get an appreciation for the fitness of our men in uniform, and also a way to measure progress in how our individual fitness is improving. So this is the stake in the ground. Army requires minimum to pass basic training (anyone in military can elaborate). Actual requirements based on age. See link for the details: http://www.military.com/military-fitness/army-fitness-requirements/army-physical-fitness-test-score-chart
13 PAX showed up in the gloom to put themselves to the test. It went something like this:
Mosey to circle by the dragon, doing karyoke, running backwards, butt kickers and high knees.
Mountain Climbers x15
Windmill x15 (not the Storm Trooper Windmill)
Max out army-style situps in 2 minutes. Knees bent at 90 degrees, partner holds feet.
Max out merkins in 2 minutes. Upper arms parallel to the ground.
Timed 2 mile run.
Start from about half way between dragon and picnic tables, and run to Harris Road Middle School track, 4 laps around and back to start.
(name,situps,pushups,2 mile time)
- Drummer Boy,53,46,17:25
- Kato,0,0,17:39 (sorry, #horribleHandwriting – I hope its right)
- Marie Callendar,50,61,16:46
- Schnitzel,34,44,14:45* (shortened route)
YHC’s route was cut short as he realized his iPhone would lockup and all sprinters would have same time as the Q – not good. So he cut off route early to unlock phone #equipmentFailure.
Victory lane while PAX finished:
Low Dolly x15
Star Gazer x2
YHC major goof by not counting off and not going around for name and age. Must have been dizzy from the PFT. Nonetheless you know your own age so you can measure against the army charts. Hope to do the PFT again, Veterans Day would be appropriate, to measure progress.
Always enjoy leading you guys.
Mud run registration deadline coming in September, for October run. Anyone welcome, can put together team or sign up individually to get placed. (Sorry, Kato, I didn’t catch all the others, but please post.)
Quidditch leaving for school this weekend – wish him well, and M and I are immensely proud of him.