thank you In between the posts about red Starbucks cups and bragging about having the day off to sleep in (or being angry that you don't have the day off), I hope you'll take a minute to not only thank current and former military members for their service, but to think about what they have to do just to serve.

Few of us can say that being in peak physical condition is a job requirement, but it is for these men and women.  Could you imagine having to run 3 miles in less than 30 minutes to keep your job?  I'm a fitness professional and that's not even a requirement for me!

Here's a look at the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Requirements for the Marines:

Pull-ups (males only):  Score is determined by how many pull-ups you can complete before dropping off the bar.

Flexed-Arm Hang (females only): Score is based on how long you can hang maintaining elbow flexion.

Abdominal Crunches:  Score is determined by the number of crunches you can do in the 2-minute time limit.

3-Mile Run:  Score is determined by how long it takes to complete the run.

Source: MARINE CORPS ORDER 6100.13 W/CH 1

My challenge for you on this special Workout Wednesday is to take a "walk" in their boots and give this a try!

Could you pass?