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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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Training

Day of Training:  2 – 5

 It has been a fun-filled couple of days training. We have spent several days of classroom training. Learning about the wartime portion of our career field. Over 99% of our mission is done from a home station terminal, and every now and [...]

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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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Home, Races

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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Running

Running for Fun

I have been running to podcasts for the last several months. This is the only thing (except talking to friends) that seems to keep my mind occupied mile after mile. Plus, I get to learn something new on every run. I love my running music too, but [...]

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Running, Training

One City Marathon Bound

My next marathon is just under a month away and that means one long run to go.  Today’s run was just over 23 miles, but with our frigid temperatures it felt much longer.  I chose to run from Newport News Park and through the Yorktown [...]

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Races

Surf City Marathon Race Report

Mark Jimenez is a very dear friend to my family and me. When I began my running journey, I turned to Mark for everything. He was the only person I knew (at the time) who had ever run a marathon. I bugged him so much that he decided to join me on my [...]

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