The Weapons Platform: Starting Out
Many people spend scads of time, money, and effort on acquiring the "right" rifle, optics, ammo, and related accessories.
Some of those folks even take the time and make the effort to develop competence in their use.
But how many people actually bother to do any maintenance, repairs, or upgrades on the single most important element in their weapons systems?
I am speaking, of course, about your body.
Think about the last time you were at the range.
How many folks there could finish a brisk two-mile walk over level terrain, carrying only a hydration bag or canteen?
Let's be blunt: all of the cool gear in the world - and all of the skills needed to use it well - are not worth a tinker's damn if you are lying dead in a heap from a coronary.
So let's get going.
Step one - assessing the current situation. Please do the following in the next two weeks, if you'd care to take this journey:
1) Get a complete physical examination, including a cardiac stress test and any needed update to your immunizations;
2) Also get a complete eye exam, with freshly-corrected lenses for those of us lucky enough to wear glasses;
3) Finally, go to the dentist, get the check-up, and start any work indicated;
4) If your physician approves a fitness program, lay out a two-mile road course, with some variations (small inclines), in an area convenient for you.
We start tomorrow for those with items 1-4 already complete.
See ya then.