Pro Deo Et Patria- An Army Chaplain

I am a chaplain in the US Army, serving in Iraq. I'm keeping a blog to share my thoughts and experiences while deployed. They are my thoughts and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Army! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

APFT, Thunderstorms and Mars

Yesterday was an interesting day. I took (and passed), the Army Physical Fitness Test, which is a regular physical fitness test required by the Army. We normally take it a couple of times a year, though in the combat zone you really only have to take it once. So, that's out of the way.

We also had thunderstorms last night. It sounded wonderful. The weather during the day had been quite nice... around 90 degrees, but cloudy, so it is comparable to more like 80 at home. Then around 1930 (7:30pm) it started to rain a little. Within an hour, it was down pouring, with thunder and lightning. We live in metal trailers, so the beating of the rain on the roof was soothing.

Now, this morning, as I woke up, the air has a reddish tint to it. I don't know if it's dust, but it almost looks a little like the pictures you see of Mars.


Blogger Salomé said...

Congrats on the test. :-)

Whoa! That's must've been quite pretty. :-)

God bless.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Hi Chris!!! Being the true Minnesotans we are, we love a GREAT thunderstorm and a really good blizzard!! I'm waiting for the good late Spring thunderstorms to roll in!! Now if you only could get rid of the spiders!!

Love you and miss you very much!!


7:43 AM  

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