Today was a busy day. We had a substitute instructor in PT and we did this fun thing called a ladder. Basically, we had ten exercises to do and we only did each one for 30 seconds, with a 10 second break in between. The first time through, we only did the first exercise (dive bombers, basically pushups but you do this back arching while you go up and down). Then you did exercise one and two. Then you did one, two, and three; followed by one, two, three, and four, and so on. It was a good thirty minute workout and fairly draining. Next time I hope leg exercises occupy the first few spots.
This afternoon I gave my oral presentation on Evita Peron. I guess it went fairly well. I had a power-point prepared but the projector stopped working on the second slide. Our instructor quickly got tech support on the issue and I continued my presentation without the slides. Tech support did get the projector up and running but I then found the video I had embedded, which worked fine on my computer, was not working on the classroom computer connected to the projector. I carried on through that as well and got an A for the presentation. That completes my assignments for Leadership.
Once class was over we had thirty minutes to change from uniforms into suits and head out to the International Associate of Chiefs of Police dinner. This was held at the Officer’s Club on the base, the same location that hosted the Sheriff’s Dinner. Everyone was invited to this dinner, a fact a number of police officers kept pointing out, as they had not been invited to the Sheriff’s Association dinner.
It was a nice meal, the speakers were not long winded, the food was pretty good, and there was time to socialize. We left campus at 6:00 and returned about 8:30 or so. I did not bother trying to swim; I am comfortably close to the 34 mile mark now and I can fit the swimming in on nights I do not have other activities.
Tomorrow Kathryn leaves for college. This is tough for me, I guess I always knew she was going to college and I had always assumed I would be there, dropping her off and helping her move in. I know Tracy has it covered and she has our families available to help if needed. I guess this and her 18th birthday were the two big things I knew I would miss coming here. I doubt she is going to miss home enough that she decides to blog the experience, though.