Yesterday just seemed to be full of fails. First, I had stupidly not reset my alarm clock. So instead of waking up around 9am I was woken up at 7:30am. I didn’t realize this until it was too late. I have a little morning “ritual” so to speak. I lay in bed, listen to the news on the radio, get out of bed, stretch and walk over to turn my radio off. It was when I turned off my radio that I noticed the time. My body was too awake to go back to bed. So, I went and made a coffee and started my day early. But this has me thinking now, I may just want to move my wake-up time to earlier now. So perhaps for the next few weeks I might try getting up at 8, then slowly move back to 7. I guess you can call it prep for getting into the Canadian Forces. Well at “boot camp” (BMQ) your day starts at 5am with PT! And it’s get up, do PT, then inspection and then you get to eat! So my morning habits will have to change.

So I tried to go for a jog yesterday morning. That did not go very well. I think I’m not 100% over my cold yet, that and the air was till a bit nippy. I couldn’t breathe properly while I was running, which made it hard to keep up a good pace. I was hoping I could go back to how I use to be. I maybe jogged a 1/4 km before I had to stop. Stupid lungs not working like they should. But also stupid me for being overly optimistic given that I’ve been sick the last few weeks and haven’t done much exercising period. But it was above 0 and I wanted to take advantage of that! Oh well, should have waited until the afternoon. I’m planning on doing that today. It’s supposed to go up to 12! Double digits!

My legs are sore now. I’m sorry legs, I know you’re not use to that. It also probably didn’t help that after my failed jog I decided to climb the stairs in my building instead of taking the elevator. I live on the 6th floor. I really felt the burn on that. But it was also prep for “boot camp.” The dorms don’t have elevators or the recruits aren’t allowed to use them or something like that. So guess what that means? Lots of stairs! It wont be too bad, I’m kinda use to that. Well, it’s been awhile but my high school prepped me for it in a way. My high school had 1 elevator and they only people who could use it were students with disabilities. You needed to get a key from the office. My school was 3 floors, plus the basement which had classrooms. Yea, lots of stair climbing.

I did a bit more studying/practicing last night. I think I’m getting better? I hope I am. 1 week people! 1 WEEK! This time next week I’ll be done the test. I’m more nervous than anything now. Before I was excited but then I came face to face with the harsh realities that my math skills aren’t what they use to be. I’ve become too dependent on calculators, that’s my issue. Time to re-memorize the multiplication table!  I’m not too bad really, it’s just the multiples of 6-8 that always mess me up for some reason.


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