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beastin v6
10-17-2004, 08:51 PM
This is it, the moment of truth. Thirty (30) days of till I get a chance to become part of the world's fighting elite the U.S Marines at MCRD Parris Island (http://www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/). If all goes good, with God's guidance, and I don't get injured or sick while at recruit training I would be out in just 13 short weeks. As it stands I will be in Delta Co., 1st RTBn which ships out to the Island on 20041122.


My main focus on this thirty day pre-ship journal is to focus on INTENSITY and get mentally ready for the challanges ahead. It will be hard, stressfull, and very challenging... but I WILL earn the Goble, Ancher, and Eagle like so many have before me.

- Why the Marines and not other branches?
Patriotism. Its not the military "benefits" and great stuff shown on the pictures and videos. Its Patriotism towards this great nation and those who have given their lives so we can have freedom. First to Fight its not only a motto but the truth of the Marine Corps history which has been kicking *ss and taking names since 1775.

I will keep a log of my diet and workouts from now till the day I ship.

Song: Slipknot - Duality


IST as of 10/16/2004
Pullups: 13
Crunches: 100 ( 2 minutes )
1 1/2 MILE: 9:23 got 2nd place.. 1st loser...
need to improve in all but pullups are main concern!

BigNic
10-17-2004, 09:25 PM
nice running

beastin v6
10-18-2004, 11:33 AM
Thanks BigNic, I've been running a sh*tload and I've come a long way from when I enlisted. My goal is to make my run 40-30 seconds faster before I ship to bootcamp. By simply doing each lap 5-10 seconds faster Ill be able to achieve my goal. EX: 5-10 Seconds X 6 Laps = 35-60 seconds faster. So at such speed I can do my mile and a half in 9 minutes and under. Since it has started to get colder I am forced to run in the gym which is good and bad. Instead of timing my 1 1/2 mile run Ill do 2 miles with all I got and time that.


DIET:
1. One Banana w/ Lean Chicken


Training:
0730: 40 pushups
1300: 110 pushups

geoffgarcia
10-18-2004, 11:46 AM
beastin,
I have a general question.
Why is so much emphasis place on the IST (is that what its called?)
which is the pullups/situps/pushups/whateva.
It seems every military person wants to improve these.
Does this affect your pay?
Whats the motivation here? or is it just to be the best you can be?

beastin v6
10-18-2004, 11:55 AM
beastin,
I have a general question.
Why is so much emphasis place on the IST (is that what its called?)
which is the pullups/situps/pushups/whateva.
It seems every military person wants to improve these.
Does this affect your pay?
Whats the motivation here? or is it just to be the best you can be?


In MCRD (USMC BootCamp) the IST is the Initial Strength Test which is taken within the 1st week at arrival to Parris Island. Its in the form of a timed 1 1/2, crunches in two minutes and pull ups. The IST is only done once at bootcamp and if you fail you won't begin basic training. Once in basic training you'll perform the PFT which is the same except for the run which is now 3 miles. The Marines stress every recruit to perform their best and always give it 101%. Once I've completed bootcamp at the fleet we still get tested in the form of the PFT. My motivation to perform well is to graduate as an Honor Marine and get promoted not by showing physical abilities but espirit of the Corps and leadership while at bootcamp.

BigNic
10-18-2004, 12:18 PM
what are you weighing these days

beastin v6
10-19-2004, 05:53 AM
*Did not get to finish yesterday's journal because I got very busy after work. I did do 200 more pushups and followed a somewhat strick diet but did not run. I weight now about 183-185lb.


THEME: Motorhead - Play the Game

0730: 100 PushUps
0830: 2 protein bars ( 500 cals )
1300: lean chicken breast ( 700 cals ext )
1330: 100 pushups
1900: ****load of Pullups...3 Mile Run good pace 25Minutes

JustinF
10-20-2004, 05:08 AM
Best of luck at basic. Thanks for the sacrifice you are making.

ryuage
10-20-2004, 05:10 AM
good luck beastin, you are one dedicated guy... got any recent progress pics

Coke
10-20-2004, 05:27 AM
Wish you well in the Marines...you sure have the mindset for it, lol - seriously, you'd be one of the best!!

beastin v6
10-20-2004, 11:27 AM
*Last night ate two tuna cans after working our. Pull ups were easier to perform then last week, I felt real smooth.

*Thanks for the support fellas. It really makes a difference. I can't wait to get my *ss kicked and get some. No recent pics bro, cam f*cked up don't feel like spending 300$ for a new one which I wont use till I come back.

THEME: Godsmack- RE-Align

0700: 100 pushups
0830: 2 protein bars ( 500 cals )
1300: Lunch (about 700-800 cals)
1330: 100 pushups

beastin v6
10-21-2004, 11:31 AM
*No workout last night.

*No Workout today either. Will run.. Fri-Sat-Sun.

THEME: Metallica- Damage Inc


0700: 70 pushups
0830: 2 protein bars ( 500 cals )
1300: Lunch (about 1000 cals tuttut )
1330: 80 pushups nonstop ( 140 total )
1800: a sh*tload of pushups.. and had two tuna cans..lost count.
2100: more pushups.. ( one, two, three...ONE..one,two, three,..TWO..and so on..) did some crunches.

ryuage
10-21-2004, 03:50 PM
keep on truckin beastin

beastin v6
10-21-2004, 07:37 PM
Thanks ryuage, just be freaking safe when you leave bro. Come home in one piece and stay alert.

beastin v6
10-30-2004, 04:12 PM
Sleep well on this third anniversary of 9/11, America. Rough men are standing ready to do violence on your behalf. Many of your sons and daughters volunteered to stand watch for you. Not just rough men- the infantry, the Marine grunts, the Special Operations Forces- but lots of eighteen and nineteen year old kids, teenagers, who are far away from home, serving as drivers, supply clerks, analysts, and mechanics. They all have stories, families, and dreams. They miss you, love you, and are putting their lives on the line for you. Do not make their time here, their sacrifice, a waste. Support them, and their mission.

lilmase1153
10-30-2004, 04:34 PM
best of luck beastin.. our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone else seving this great country of ours....

BigNic
10-30-2004, 04:44 PM
good **** beasting. I ship out about the same time as you. Nov 18

EdgeCrusher
10-30-2004, 09:26 PM
Sleep well on this third anniversary of 9/11, America. Rough men are standing ready to do violence on your behalf. Many of your sons and daughters volunteered to stand watch for you. Not just rough men- the infantry, the Marine grunts, the Special Operations Forces- but lots of eighteen and nineteen year old kids, teenagers, who are far away from home, serving as drivers, supply clerks, analysts, and mechanics. They all have stories, families, and dreams. They miss you, love you, and are putting their lives on the line for you. Do not make their time here, their sacrifice, a waste. Support them, and their mission.

Wait you made this post today, and you're saying this is the third anniversary of 9/11? :confused:

beastin v6
10-31-2004, 11:52 AM
Thanks guys. Ya Nic I remember, I am fking excited!!!

EdgeCrusher, no its not.

beastin v6
11-01-2004, 08:43 PM
As it turns our I might be leaving this Wednesday NOV. 3rd. A slot got open and I was offered a promotion to PFC right after bootcamp. Sounds great but I had no time. I was told today and must make a decision by Tuesday. My only problem is that I cant just not show up for my job without notice. At the same time I am guaranteed PFC ( E2 ) right after basic and I kick *ss and stay motivated & excel can become an E3 right out of basic, saving well over 2 years. Sh*tload of more responsibilities but someone has to step up to the plate and take charge, be the leader. At the same time I got cut off 20 days which I needed to finish up paying bills and getting other things done before leaving.

Hard decision...I want to do it but its my job which I cant leave without notice, atleast thats the way I am. If I am not heard from again you all will know why. :hello:

txterry
11-01-2004, 08:52 PM
Good luck beastin!
And thanks for defending our country.

BigNic
11-01-2004, 09:41 PM
if you get up there early good luck bro

BigNic
11-04-2004, 09:30 AM
whats up pimp, make your decision yet? I got mine bumped up to the 14th

beastin v6
11-04-2004, 06:39 PM
Nope did not do it. I just could not get enough notice to leave my job bro. I am running like h/ell!!!!

GoodLuck man!!!

beastin v6
11-05-2004, 05:05 PM
Horrible news. I was out and running today with two of my fellow future Marines...while running I twisted my left ankle big time. Its VERY swollen and its purple and it hurts like h*ll. I am not going to ER because all they are going to do is take an XRAY and send home. If I dont get better tomorrow, I am going to the specialist monday.. This is horrible. Things happen for a reason, but why now? I am so pissed off at my self!!

beastin v6
11-08-2004, 05:12 PM
I went to the doctor today and there was no fracture, which is great news. I am leaving in just two weeks and still motivated to kick some *ss. Physically I am not where I wanted to be but I think mentally I am ready. I am a bit nervous and scared of the unkown I wont lie. Just 13 weeks of misery 13 weeks of h3ll.



Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is
no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous,
skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman 2-22-1959

txterry
11-08-2004, 10:05 PM
Good to hear. Take care of that ankle .. ice .. heat .. whatever the doctor recommends.

BigNic
11-09-2004, 06:43 AM
ya man, im starting to get a bit nervous myself

beastin v6
11-09-2004, 06:37 PM
Sure will, I got a temp band around my ankle is very purple. The doc said not to take it off till friday and that I would be sore for 2-3 weeks. Don't know whats the deal going to be now. Just something very un-expected...but things happen for a reason.

But yo BugNic,

stay motivated there man and keep your head high above all.

Chubrock
11-09-2004, 07:33 PM
Good luck buddy. Stay motivated and disciplined above all else. Make your body quit before your mind quits. That's what the DIs are looking at. I'm sure things are going to get a lot more complicated for ya then you ever thought possible, but I've got confidence in ya. Just keep them legs pumpin' and are ears open. Check out my Sig. for the quote that I find most motivating/straight forward.

Nito
11-09-2004, 07:37 PM
Good luck!!

beastin v6
11-10-2004, 05:21 PM
Thanks fellas,

Chubrock I've read it before and its very motivating. I know I am going to have days were motivation is just going to be in question, but I must remember the core reason why I want to become a Marine.



Today is a very symbolic day because it marks the 229th birthday of the Marine Corps. However, some of these brave Marines are stationed in Iraq and taking part of the Fallujah offensive. We must remember that these Marines are putting their lives in the line for the Iraqi people. And I don't give a heck if you support the war or not but these Marines deserve our support and prayers. God Bless and protect them all.


Two hundred and twenty-nine years ago, the Second Continental Congress established a Corps of Marines to fight for a democratic people's independence. Since then countless Marines have raised their hand and sworn to defend our Nation's freedoms and preserve its liberties. This year's anniversary again finds Marines engaged throughout the globe for the same noble purposes. The bravery, heroism and selflessness of all Marines—wherever they are serving—have added significantly to our rich legacy and measured up to the high standards that have come to epitomize all who wear the eagle, globe and anchor.

The current battlefields of the global war on terror are linked to the storied campaigns of our past by an unbroken tradition of proud and loyal service. At New Providence, Chapultepec, Belleau Wood, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir, Con Thien, Kuwait and now in places like Fallujah, Marines have consistently demonstrated a dedication to duty, a commitment to warfighting excellence, and a devotion to each other that has instilled a fierce determination to overcome seemingly impossible challenges. Our warrior ethos is and will continue to be the Corps' hallmark.

The fortitude and sacrifices of Marines and their families have been vital in protecting our Nation from those who would do us harm. Whether preparing and sustaining our agile force or engaged in battle, the esprit de corps, tireless energy, calm courage and inspired leadership of Marines continue to make a monumental difference in this world. Your unselfish dedication and significant accomplishments—demonstrated repeatedly over this past year in numerous places such as the Anbar province of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, Haiti and in the crucial job here at home supporting our deployed forces—are deeply respected and valued by your fellow Americans.

Marines, as we celebrate with friends and families the founding of our beloved Corps, you should take pride in our long history of distinguished service to this great Nation and its citizens. I ask you to remember especially the sacrifices of our fallen and wounded comrades. Finally, rededicate yourselves to taking care of one another and ensuring we remain the finest warfighting organization in the world.

Happy Birthday, Marines. Semper Fidelis, and Keep Attacking!

M. W. Hagee
General, U.S. Marine Corps

Chubrock
11-10-2004, 05:49 PM
I agree buddy. Happy Birthday U.S.M.C.!!

beastin v6
11-11-2004, 07:25 AM
Alrighty,

I was supposed to leave this monday not the 22nd because it got pushed foward. However I got pushed to the 29 of this month due to my injury and have to wait till I get all my medical papers straight, which might send me back further.

BigNic
11-11-2004, 01:16 PM
Im leaving sunday. Hope you can get out soon. whats your job again? Maybe someday well be stationed together

beastin v6
11-11-2004, 08:33 PM
I am Charlie Echo (1800s), I am the one on Arty or Tanks...grunts call arty to blow stuff up with light to heavy artillery. Upon becoming a Marine I will find out exactly my job, but not before I become a 2nd class swimmer. If I get the lowest class in swimming I will be "given" that MOS I signed for. The recruiter was pretty straight foward which I liked. I am quaranteed that Job but I MUST qualify in certain areas in order to be taken into that field. how about you man?

BigNic
11-11-2004, 08:35 PM
hospital corpsman as of now. I will most likely try to switch into master at arms security rate when the time comes in basic, bt the chances are slim. If i do go hm id like to go to fmf school and become a field medic with the marines or seabees.

beastin v6
11-11-2004, 08:41 PM
oh thats right man, your a corpman! You guys got guts bro. Saving life in the battlefield is just amazing. Hey best of luck man! It would be sweet at heck if you become a medic and we met one day, hey you never know! Best of luck bro...!

Oh yeah, like I said before...I was supposed to leave this monday that is coming up, just like you. But now I need to get medical records of my sprained ankle. :shoot:

ryuage
11-13-2004, 04:44 AM
just wanted to drop in and see whats going up, and wish you the best of luck and hope you get better hopefully 100 percent by the time you leave.

BigNic
11-13-2004, 07:44 AM
Wanted t stop in and say good luck before i left. Hope you fully recover

Chubrock
01-23-2005, 01:09 AM
I hope you're doin' good buddy. I haven't bumped this since you left. Hope everything's goin well for ya man, and hopefully ya decide to come back here when you're finished.

lilmase1153
01-23-2005, 01:40 AM
yeah right on chubbs... another bump for beastin in this mother