Pushing the Envelope

Recently, I had a rare opportunity to reconnect with an old Drill Sergeant. I know that it is their job to push you to the edge…. But I honestly thought this particular Drill SSG really hated me on a personal level. Why? Because after the other Drill Sergeants figured out that I was really pushing…

Before Running: Part VI- Taking Serious Breaks

This post was originally published yesterday. However, I really didn’t like the way it turned out. So, I sat down and re-vamped the whole post. Enjoy. Many service members cringe at the word “break”. Why? After training ourselves to reach our physical and mental limits AND TO THEN surpass those limits…. taking a break seems…

Before Running: Part III- Focusing on Flexibility

There are two good things about the advent of the internet. The first is that information has literally become accessible at everyone’s fingertips. The second is that the ability for people to share information has become just as limitless. The later point can also be noted as a negative. Before sitting down to write Part…

Before Running: Part II- What Not to Wear

Safety; it’s a word we use everyday in military. However, I find that the concept is oftentimes lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is especially true when runners take to the streets. For instance, when I went for my nightly run through my development last night, I noticed there were other…