This is just a quick morale booster for anyone who's training isn't going well or you have an injury. I applied for the Royal Marines last year, passed the written tests, the interviews, got to my medical, waited around 3 months because of a condition I was born with they needed to investigate. At this point I was training hard for PJFT cracking under that 10 minute mark only to find out i was medically rejected on medical grounds. It was gut wrenching because this was all i wanted. So what did i do? I appealed, wrote a detailed letter explaining why i think their decision was inaccurate and went to my doctors the next day to see if my GP would provide medical evidence backing that i was eligible for the marines. The letter and evidence had been sent off, i waited over 2 months and heard nothing each day was killing me so i slowly gave up hope and was still at my job as a carpenter that i couldn't wait to leave. 3 months went by and nothing.. but 4 months later i decided to call my AFCO and found that the results happened to be days away on it's way back from Portsmouth. I said thank you and put the phone down.. 1 hour later they call me and say guess what just came through the post, i said 'no way the results!?' they said yes i can tell you them now.. After 14 MONTHS of applying i passed my medical, they agreed I was right and was ready to book me in for PJFT. By now i hadn't done a good running session in over 2 months! I had 3 weeks to get fit enough to run 1.5 mile 12:30, 1 min rest, then run another 1.5 mile under 10 minutes all on a treadmill on a 2% incline. Did i do it? yes i did, i trained that hard in 3 weeks i managed to get 12 minutes on my first run and 9 minutes 35 seconds on my best effort. Here i am now, i'm not someone who has passed RT or even PRMC saying i've been there and done it all, i'm simply someone who has only just passed their PJFT, a position many people are in at the moment and just letting you know if you put your mind to your goal you can achieve anything! I still have PRMC to come and i will give it my all because this is what i want!! Thanks to all who read the first chapter in my goal still have a long way to go. Remember your body gives up WAY before your mind does, fight through the pain and it will become numb, focus on your goal and don't lose sight. Keep fighting!