So now that we're on Mainside (aka POG-ville, Camp Fallujah), Muir, Axelrod and I are trying to hit the gym hard, sometimes going twice a day. Well, the gym on Mainside is a little different than the one we are used to in South Camp. The South Camp gym is full of Grunts just like us, out for weeks at a time, so gym time is minimal. Mainside gym is full of the most diesel, needle pushing, muscle bound, 'can't put my arms down to my side because my back is wider than a school bus' dudes. I'm big- 6'6'', 230 lbs, and for the first time in my life I walked into a weight room and felt inadequate. It was humbling.
The worst part??? Those guys have never left the wire once, so all that combat pay that they shouldn't be earning goes to 'roids. On top of that? They probably don't even know what the Zaidon is.