Originally Posted by Fedora2
I was wondering how tough boot camp really is. I am not physically gifted at all being only 5-10 /200 pounds, not very strong, and i cant run long distances very well is it possible to succeed? If you have any posible suggestions then plz give me /thanks/
If you are overweight they will fix that. If you are underweight they will fix that. If you cannot do a pushup or march fast for a mile they will fix that. Go in grinning, keep your mouth shut unless the DI asks if anybody has a question, never mind the moans and groans from your company, better to find out now then to get in the field and find out you missed something important.
My first day of boot camp Kennedy was shot, second day of boot camp we were missing two men at reveille because they had been caught in the laundry room making nuts to butts real close and personal.
After that everything else was pretty anti-climatic, we kissed the toad our first week and it was smooth sailing after that. Our 6'9" 145 pound New York boy even learned to do a pushup and march in formation in the same direction and at the same cadence as the rest of us. Most shocking thing I learned in boot was how many of my fellow recruits had no idea which side was left and which side was right. Drill went a lot smoother after that but it aged my DI terribly.
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