I just got orders to head to BOLC on March 23, 2011. I heard from other people in my reserve unit that it will be a blast. I am going to the long course for the Army Reserves since my MOS is 70B, instead of the short course like other AMEDD reserve officers. Looking forward to it.
I have most of my uniform items all ready purchased since I have been drilling since July 2010. Not much to do on that end. Just some odds and ends.
The main thing I need to work on before BOLC is my run for the APFT. I am not a runner by trade, so I have been working hard on this. I already passed the APFT in October during drill, but my run time cut it close. I am running every other day outside currently.
Tip: Make sure for the run portion of the APFT, you are preparing for it by running OUTSIDE! Don't run on a treadmill. This will not simulate the right leg muscle groups. Otherwise you will be really sore and you will be shocked your APFT run time didn't match your treadmill time.