challenge accepted: ippt

28 Dec

ran my lungs out during the last ippt and got $200 for it. :D

not too bad for an uncle.

every once in a while, you see guys who only sweat when the aircon is faulty suddenly start on the hamster wheel and randomly doing chin-ups in the gym.

“ippt.”

a simple 4 letter word that haunts many nsmen, judging by the number of people in the ippt preparatory training and remedial training.

trivia: currently, more than 50% of nsmen pass their ippt every year.

meaning over 40% of them fail every year. not really a surprise if you think about the lifestyle most of us lead – either staring at a tv or computer monitor most of the time.

chatting with colleagues about ippt, the topic of how impossible it is to hit the $400 ang bao in ippt comes up – usually because the timing for the gold incentive for the 2.4km test station seems impossible to attain.

i then decided that this is one of the things i want to achieve  – to get the gold award in ippt for once.

so i’ve been training for it.

if you look at my tweets on the right, you will find my progress not too promising. -_-; i’ve got a month or two left to train. 3 months if i attempt the next test immediately after my current ippt windows closes.

difficult? yes. impossible? i believe not.

we’ll see in a few months’ time.

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2 Responses to “challenge accepted: ippt”

  1. xB December 29, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    Not say impossible to attain gold but in such a short period, to shorten by almost 2 mins (12.08 to 10.15)by 3 months is macam ask me to carry 3 plates in 3 months time.
    I await you to 破这个神话。iku-iku : p

  2. rockstaraltair December 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    haha nice analogy.
    but never try never know. ^^

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