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Exercise Exercise Exercise: Day 6/7

All of our classroom training culminated into this one-day event…THE EXERCISE.The tent came alive at 0500! The sounds of 10 men rustling around and donning battle rattle is every bit as exciting as it is nerve racking. While this was not an [...]

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Day of Training:  1

So it begins!  The count down of seven days of training has begun. The crisp morning Florida air was awaken by reveille at 0530. This meant out duty day had started. This is about an hour earlier than I normally wake up, but being [...]

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Silver Flag/Field Training:  Day 0

Today marks a journey that has been long overdue according to some.  My job, Manpower and Organization, requires that we attend an expeditionary manpower readiness course,known as Silver Flag. While this is not a predeployment training per se [...]

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A Change of Pace

This weekend, I was supposed to be lacing up for the final long run prior to One City Marathon (March 13). Then I received a message from Eric, he found a local half marathon in Williamsburg that was still taking registrations. The Sentara Colonial [...]

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Time Management

 What is time management?One definition of time management I found is the ability to use one's time effectively or productively, especially at work. There are many more variations, but they all relate to accomplishing tasks and being [...]

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Looking back at January

 The last 31 days in Virginia has been exciting. We have had a couple days of snow, several days of sub-freezing temperatures, and lots of sunny days. Even as I write this post we hit 66 degrees. The calendar shows that we have about two [...]

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Endure & Enjoy

Being an ambassador for Pearl Izumi is nothing short of amazing. To help promote their brand, they send us a gear packed goodie box. Just like last year, the products are top shelf quality!  Our goodie box contained running shoes, a technical [...]

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Donkey vs. Champ

These are two deities my friend Mark and I use to motivate each other in a race. We started swapping these trophies back and forth in 2012 during our non-stop triathlon days. Starting in 2013, we decided to use them for all of our competitive [...]

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First PR of the Year – 10k

Running this morning was nothing short of amazing! Starting off, the temperatures were in the mid-30s and the slightest breeze of breezes was coming off the bay.Today, JBLE hosted the first fun run of 2016 – MLK 5k/10k. Every month the Fitness [...]

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