The economy sucks, I'm now a few years away from 30, and I'm about damn tired of getting laid off every year or 2. I looked at military or law enforcement as a possible career right out of college, but ended up going the IT route for financial and career reasons. Now I find myself at 27 considering giving it a go before I am to old to make a career out of it or sign up depending on the branch. I'm relatively strong, but my cardio and endurance are terrible (yeah I know I'm bad).
I'd like to spend the next 6 or so months getting into Marine boot camp ready state, while I do some research and consider the military branch and law enforcement options. I figure if I am as ready as possible for the Marines, my options are open and I shouldn't have to bad a time with whatever I end up doing.
I assume weight lifting is out for this period of time, and jogging/running/hiking combined with lots of bodyweight work are my new mistresses for the next half a year or more. I figure worst care scenario I come out of this with better endurance and cardio and I can pick lifting back up once I'm in or once I decide to do something else.
Does anyone have any program resources, links, or ideas for me? I'm having trouble finding anything that isn't either trying to sell me a book or a flame-war over which branch is best.