On Sunday I took PT Test. I was one point lower than last time. I went over max on the situps (82, 64 is max) and the pushups (just barely) but was 28 seconds too slow on the run. So my score was 296. BUT, I almost flunked the AFPT before I ran. At 8am we went in for height and weight. My weight was 191, up from my usual 186 because I had not ridden the bike for almost a week and was eating a lot the night before the PT Test.
Since I am getting old, I am slowly shrinking. The first time they measured me, the medic said I was 71 inches tall. According to Army height-weight standards 186 pounds is the maximum weight for a man 71 inches tall. The medic sergeant rechecked and said I was 72 inches tall. Then the max weight is 197. If I had not passed height and weight, I would have been a No Go on the overall fitness test even with a score of 296 out of 300.
Actually, if the measurement had gone the other way, the medics "tape" you, checking your waist and neck. With my waist and neck measurements, I would be allowed up to 203 pounds. So I am good. For now.
But I have to make sure I am not a Fat Boy in the future!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tomorrow I will be riding in NYC. I will be taking my other Iraq bike, the GT Peace 9er with me. To be sure that bike is not stolen, I bought the best Kryptonite Lock--the Forget About It New York model. I keep the bike in my hotel room anyway, but if I would need a lock--this one is the best. And at 8 pounds, it is just one pound lighter than an M16A4 rifle. So even the weight will be like being back in Iraq.