It has been a long time since I have posted here at Military.com’s ‘Daily PT’.
I have been deployed to Afghanistan for the past 4 months and am en route home (currently in Manas, Krysgstan).
I wrote my new post, Racing in Afganistan –A Humbling Experience while here thinking over the 5K I ran in while at Bagram Air Base in Bagram, Afghanistan a few days ago.
My posts on my website are usually educational and ‘how to’s but wanted to share with you all my thoughts more in a diary style. I hope some of you can take something from it.
I can’t stress this enough. Find value in your daily fitness and be thankful for the safety you have. Be patient. I don’t care what fitness goal you have, it can be yours. Simply ask am I willing to take the time to make it happen?
Can I see this painful experience as pleasure and the moment you do that, you have already become lethal in your approach. Don’t get so caught up in trying to measure up to your platoon, your NCOIC or OIC, measure up to yourself.
I find it ironic the more I race and being around competitive people how caught up they are in defending their efforts or bragging about how they can run faster then so and so. The linked article I wrote will explain why.
It really is meaningless talk, no different then a rocking chair..gives you something to do but gets you nowhere. Have you helped someone by your running ability? Start asking yourself that question.
How can you make the difference in your co-workers athletic ability?
Guard yourself against the guy or gal you work with who makes fun of the obese service members down the street or in your battalion, brigade or division, ask yourself how that person may feel inwardly and how you could use your strength to impact their life.
I’ll be home in a few days and to say that I am hungrier then ever to break the 2.15.00 marathon barrier is an understatement. Saluting our brother and sisters overseas, who are in harms way. Whether your stateside, overseas or fighting to get to the fitness level you dream of, this post is for you.