Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Strended in Kuwait

The strength and endurance competition (or "strend," as they call it) was grueling. It consisted of seven strength events of three minutes each, followed by a two-mile run on a treadmill, all in quick succession. I did not run very fast (13:23), but most of the exhausted competitors had to walk or give up. Three days later, I am still sore from the deadlift and chin-up events.

Otherwise, nothing very new happened to alleviate the boredom. Since I got a couch from the Navy we've been sitting around and watching movies during our time off. We've also been doing extra duty, mostly with the CP and QRF. The patrols were largely uneventful, except for a neat ram's skull that I found.

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