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Thank you Ranger Xray and Ranger Disinfertention!
I actually misremembered my SU and run times, my SU were 67 and run was 17:44, making my score 255.
I definitely am working on that run time. I need to work on sprints and breaking that mental barrier so I can push myself harder. I love running, just bumped up my runs to 3 miles yesterday. Didn’t time it, just wanted to know I could finish it lol.
I know I could go faster but the discomfort holds me back, something I am working on. I can run through my legs hurting like crazg but once I start feeling like I’m about to throw up I stop, which is something I know I’ll eventually be able to run through. Once I realize my body can take much, much more than I give it credit for, I know I’ll be able to crush the runs. Just got to get rid of the fear first.
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Yep, great way to look at it. Running has a lot of mental stuff to it. Getting out the door is sometimes the hardest part. Find a schedule, follow it. You'll be awesome.

Sorry it took a few days to reply. Less than a month away. What else besides PT are you doing to prepare yourself?
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Ranger Disinfertention,
It’ll be three weeks this Tuesday, I’m counting down the days haha.
My 1SG gave me the Warrior Skills handbook and I’ve been reading it thoroughly. He also gave me land nav supplies and other STPs to study.
I’ve also completed the Future Soldier training program online so hopefully I’ll be able to make E3. Lots of studying on drills, traditions, and first aid. Also memorized the Soldier’s Creed, Warrior Ethos, Army Values, General Orders and the rank system.
I also go to Future Soldier Training every Thursday which is mainly PT but we do formations as well. I love the formations, especially the sound of all of us snapping to attention lol. I’m trying to learn as much as I can before I go so I’m not cramming everything when I’m hungry, sleep deprived and getting screamed at by DSs.
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To your last statement, try to have some fun before you leave. You'll have plenty of time to wake up early, eat little, and have someone tell you what to do all day. Enjoy some freedom before you volunteer to give it away.

What do you need to do to earn PFC before you go besides study the things mentioned? A test? I guess I'm not very familiar with it anymore.
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Roger Ranger Disinfertention,
I spent all of yesterday in my room playing Minecraft with my little sister, so I’m definitely enjoying myself before I go haha. Also planning a BBQ going away party and Six Flags trip, so I’m getting all my fun time in. Just studying here and there so I don’t burn out before I even get to basic.
Well, I’ll be making E2 in a couple weeks once my credits go through, so I believe all I have to do is do the FST program and pass the APFT. I could be wrong, though, since you might have to recruit another person to make PFC. I tried to get two of my friends in but it fell through, all of my other friends aren’t exactly Army material.
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Don’t worry about the throwing up when you run thing. A Ranger buddy of mine puked on every run, every day. Just show those behind you the courteousy of stepping out of formation while you do what you need to do. Just don’t stop. Never stop.
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Roger Ranger Lunch and thank you for the advice!
Today, it is exactly two weeks from my ship date, so I figured it would be a good day for a SITREP.
I’ve added sprints into my workouts to bump my run time up as much as I can before I go, and have been studying my Warrior Skills handbook a bit.
I’ve been making sure to spend a lot of time with my family too and relaxing before I go. I actually just got back from Florida yesterday, as I spent the weekend with my grandparents and aunt down there.
Besides that, it’s been pretty slow around here. I can’t wait to ship out and finally shake things up lol.
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Nice update, Veronica. Sounds like you are in a great spot before you go. Keep it casual and ensure you start a Letters from School post once you get to MEPs or whenever you have the chance once you do ship!
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Roger Ranger Disinfertention, will do!
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Rangers,
One week left to go. Not much has changed since my last SITREP. Still taking it easy over here, but honestly getting more nervous as my ship date draws near. I know I’ll do just fine, though.
I ended up getting some shin splints from doing sprint workouts so I’m not running until I get to basic. They’re not that bad, but I don’t want to risk hurting myself before or during basic. I’m still keeping up with my PUs and SUs, though, and a bunch of flutterkicks throughout the day.
Hope all of you Rangers had a safe Memorial Day weekend!
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Try to research some stuff on shin splints while you can. I've never understood what they actually are or how to "cure" them. Warming up correctly and doing moving prep always seemed to be a good idea though.
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Roger Ranger Disinfertention.
I’ve been stretching them and using a deep tissue roller so they’re healing up.
I didn’t do any warmups before the sprints nor stretched enough after, so that probably led to why they’re bothering me now. At least I should be good to go before my first run at basic.
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I’ve massage works for me. Fill styrofoam cup about 2/3 the way up and freeze. Peel the foam away to expose just enough as as you need; do small rotations over the entire affected area for 10 minutes or; but take care to not focus on a small area too long least you suffer some freeze damage. You could possibly alternate between ice and warm compress as well: 10 min ice; 5 min heat. Shin splints are essentially tendonitis caused by overuse, so incorporate ibuprofin as well. Because there is so little meat between the tendon and bone at the surface of the tibia, when that tendon gets tight and inflamed, it hurts like a son of gun. Extreme, prolonged shin splints can actually lead to hairline fractures of the tibia.
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That was supposed to start out “ice massage”. Stupid spell check.
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Roger Ranger Lunch, thank you I will try that!
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