Monthly Archives: January 2012
I’m not a runner, but I’m becoming one, one foot in front of the other.
It’s been a journey and is one largely due to the fact that despite all my other military accomplishments my mediocre running fitness test scores still haunt me. I’m running against them, always trying to improve.
That, and I miss “runs.” The “Double Time, MARCH” command and cadences (aka #688. Jody calls) of basic training. The unit cohesion runs (#80. Post-wide runs) at my various units. Continue reading
I come from a family background heavily leaning towards pessimism, catastrophizing, anxiety. I exhibit all those traits. Might seem odd that I’d coauthor a book titled 1001 Things to Love About Military Life.
But here’s the thing. I learned through experience that wallowing in the negative is the least effective way to move through challenge. Plus, it’s a crappy way to live a life. Continue reading