Nice talking with you, it's good to hear from people who are doing the same thing...
My mos is Infantry... and I am planning on going for Recon (0321) as well!
That's bad ass I'm sure we will meet one another at some point since we will be in the same field, maybe even at the soi that would be cool, I'm sure it will be easier if you know people, we can stick together.
My sister and brother in law are in the USMC as officers... her husband is in Afghanistan killing right now, he is at the end of his deployment as an Artillery Officer and my sister is at 29 Palms right now as a Logistics Officer.
Send me an email at i748iATaol.com and I will save it so we can talk later, and I will give you status updates on my pt... by the way...have you done a pretest on yourself now? Any idea where you stand with your pft score?
And yes, I am in better shape than 98% of the population, I think that he is just saying to be careful, I don't want to run with a backpack and weights since ergonomically it will be terrible, but I want to buy a weight vest, possibly even a waterproof one so I can use it to swim in to, and I think it will be much better for my back.