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Qualified for the academy.

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Well, everything went well on my PT tests. There were 30 enrolled and 29 of us made it. I was happy with my effort for the most part, but my 1.5 mile run could have been better, I was 1 minute 4 seconds over my average time, but still passed with plenty of time to spare. I took some of my workout supplements from GNC that I usually take when I'm lifting weights, plus I drank a Monster energy drink on the way to the track, (in hindsight, both bad ideas), so I believe that is what caused me to get winded really bad about halfway through my run. I ran it again on my own Sunday afternoon and had no problems hitting my average time. I start regular classes this Friday and have PT again at 7:am Saturday morning, so I will have a chance to redeem myself and improve on everything else too.

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Good for you. congratulations.

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Congrats, Joe!!! You're one step closer to the Badge!!!  


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Congratulations Joe,way to go my friend.I'm confident you will find your new occupation well worth your effort.--Dave

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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Hopefully I'll finally be following in my Dad's footsteps and reaching my goals in a few short months.


 


 


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Good luck. Keep on keeping on.

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 I am very happy for you. Keep everyone updated.

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Thanks. I'm going to do my very best, because I owe that to myself and my daughter. God has helped me over several hurdles so far to get here and I've put in a lot of time, money & sweat to get to where I am now, so like when you're in a life and death struggle, giving up is not an option. I will update how everything is going (hopefully good, lol), after my next classes. I believe I'll be ok on my PT, but I'm now mentally focusing on the classroom work, because it's been a long time since I've been in school and had to hit the books hard and commit a lot of information to memory, but again I'm gonna do my best and pray for the best outcome possible. Thanks again y'all for the well wishes and encouragement, every bit of motivation helps drive me on. 

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Congratulations! Do yourself proud and win one for Dad...

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Well I survived the first week of the academy, but PT was really tough. I think what got me the most was that several of the excersises we had to do, I wasn't use to doing, which were sit-ups with nothing or nobody holding your feet, flutter kicks, 6 inches and lunges, (I stopped doing lunges about 8 years ago after I injured my knee doing weighted lunges).  Our instructor is purdy strict and demands extreme disipline, makes me wish we had Jillian Michaels from the biggest loser tv show, she'd be a breeze, lol (jk). Anyway, we are now down from 30 recruits to 25 after the first 4 days of school. I just hope to pass everything and survive PT until August 25th when we graduate. The only way I don't make it is fall over dead, flunk or get kicked out, lol, but it won't be because I didn't do my best. God bless.

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Buwahahaha...... Brings back memories of when I went to the academy.  I did more sit-up crunches and push-ups the first day (never mind my first week) than I did my whole life prior.  Push-ups were done on the grinder, a concrete slab with sharp gravel embedded into the surface.  My body hurt, my arms hurt, my hands and my gut hurt.  Quitting was NOT an option...... no matter how much I hurt.  Stick with it.  Save all your complaining of your aches and pains for when you get home at the end of the day..... that is unless you really want the wrath of your PT instructor.


Just curious...... what academy do you attend?

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Captain William Sheffield Police Academy in Oxford, MS. Yeah, there's no way I'm quitting, I've been through too much and waited too long to get this far and quit. I just try to keep this thought in my mind; What a terrible and tragic position everyone in the world would be in today, if Jesus had just decided that going through all the pain & suffering (even until death), that he did for us, was just too much to take and left us to our own demise without any hope of salvation at all? It could be that the ones that quit "JUST" because it gets tough, must have not wanted it very badly in the first place, but I won't judge their motives because it's not my place. Also, besides the fact that this a lifelong dream and goal of mine, my daughter is so excited and proud that her Daddy is going to be a Law Enforcement Officer, that there is no way I would ever let her down for anything, for my little girl is the most important thing to me in "THIS" world.

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 Congratulations and good luck!


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Last weeks classes went great and I learned quite a bit that I didn't know as well got straightened out on some things I thought I did, lol. We had a few recruits show up a few minutes late so we all had to pay for it in PT. However, I've been training more and harder so I was more prepared this time and it went a lot better and it was a little easier than last time for that reason. Our PT instructor is tough, but fair and we will all be better law enforcement officers because he is. One guy told me he was about ready to quit because the instructor was way too tough, but I hope after we talked a bit that he's gonna hang in there. I told him that if he quit that he would be admitting that the instructor was tougher than he was and he couldn't take it. I said there ain't no way that that guy is tougher than I am, and I'd die before I let him beat me. After all, how would it look if a guy with a Punisher tattoo on one arm and a cross with a Superman symbol in the center of it on the other arm gave up and quit because it was just too tough, lol, not happening. I'm now up to 4 miles running the hills and backroads around my home, but my knee has started acting up a little bit again, hopefully it will get better since I've started wearing a sleeve on it and I may get me a brace as well just to be on the safe side. Anyways that's my update for now, God Bless.

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how wonderful to achieve a dream.

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hey joe, hope you are still hangin tough at the academy, I was concerned when you wrote of suffering knee pain during pt.  being an former policeofficer who has suffered a bullet wound to the knee and a knife stuck in one knee plus now a pro ski instructor who does about 120plus days a year skiing, most time 7plus hours per day straight, i know about knee pain. I am gonna turn you on to a video that i am sure you will enjoy and may help you and others reading this so:  Click onto Youtube, in the provided box, type" US NAVY SEALS TRAINING" you will get a scroll of many videos offered, not far down the list you will find a video all about seal training, this video has a long title and i forgot it but it lasts 1:21:31 long, either watch the whole thing and learn alot about physical training or you can fast forward to about 1:07:00, there, head of seal training Lcdr. Jim Cowan gives a great insight on knee pain and exercises to strengthen your knees. He tells of almost 30% of seal candidates suffer from knee pain due to improper strengthening.  Good luck and keep us informed, Please.