hmmmmmm. The world is very materialistic. I can be that way too. To tell you the truth, the world is fucked up. I wish I can say this in a formal response, but I can’t. I wish I can say more…. I just hope there’s still good people trying to stay strong and trying to make a huge difference in this world.
This question comes up every fucking two weeks, probably because of the influx of new people. it pisses me off too, but i dont feed the fucking fire. he is the simple truth: Win a fucking TM. place first. If you arnt first in an individual event and it was not hard for you than you did not push yourself, or you did not train for it. everyone has been saying, oh you don’t have to train for a TM, you can just finish it, and thats fucking true. but if you want it to be challenging, if you want to be competitive, you will have to be. of course a team event where you are being pushed by an external force (the cadre) is going to be harder than a individual event where you are pushed by an internal force (yourself). if you don’t have the mental discipline to go hard in the mother fucking paint the entire 10+ miles for a TM, then yes its going to be easier.
Another thought. Even if I don’t do any ocr’s or other shit. I’m still gonna train for heavy and selection. Because fuck you that’s why.
So, this year it hasn’t been great. Had a few miss happens for my Goruck challenges. I haven’t done any OCR’S yet. Kinda pisses me off. I just gotta remember it’s the races aren’t going anywhere. I gotta pay some of my debt first. I gotta prioritize my shit. I guess I get a little jealous about other people doing more races. I’ll be all right. Work sucks sometimes but money is not bad. Over all, I have to be positive of my life.
I beginning to realize and see people come and go in life. People moving, getting married, having babies, and doing great things. I feel that I need to do something totally different. Again jealous. Fuck. I said it again. I truly feel whenever I graduate college, I can finally better myself. It’s only a matter of time I’ll finish.
Crossfit. I like it a lot. Or maybe love it. Has a lot of weight exercises that I enjoy. I truly feel it’s cost effective and has it’s benefits. It’s quite effective too. I know the atmosphere is fantastic. People would scream at you to finish. ” You fucking got this!!!!!” I like would people scream their true emotions at me. Crossfit is aggressive and it fits me well.
To put things into perspective is I just need to get my shit together and stay positive and true to myself, those I love, and care for.
Getting a good job, working long hours, keeping your skills relevant, navigating the politics of an organization, finding a live/work balance…these are all really hard, xxxx. In contrast, respecting institutions, having manners, demonstrating a level of humility…these are all (relatively) easy. Get the easy stuff right xxxx. In and of themselves they will not make you successful. However, not possessing them will hold you back and you will not achieve your potential which, by virtue of you being admitted to Stern, you must have in spades. It’s not too late xxxx…
Again, thanks for the feedback.
You have the correct mindset for a Challenge. Fuck it, I can suffer though this. To be honest I’ve been in that exact circumstance plenty of times. Cold, wet, sandy and tired with no opportunity to do anything about it. Your best bet is to just focus on the mission and drive on. However I ALWAYS take advantage of getting my feet dry if I’m able. Rather than change my socks I’ll try to let my feet air out, wring out my socks, remove and wipe dry insoles etc…For a little foot care when operating in a wet environment I always slather my feet up in Bag Balm. I spread that shit on like peanut butter on bread! I coat my whole foot prior to an event to keep my skin protected from the dreaded foot rot. After being submerged, and given the chance to “dry” I’ll re-apply the goop and dump Zeasorb foot powder into my socks. This stuff is magical and absorbs 8 times more than it’s mass. I’m also surprised to see studs in a Challenge try to work in and out of dry clothes. It makes me smile inside because I know they are destined for water again! I know in my Challenge (way back at 122) after Jason hosed us in the river for a few hours he gave us 5 minutes to “un-fuck” ourselves. Our class was mostly Recon Marines and we all slapped Bag Balm on and made our time hack with out suffering repercussion (well not really because for the next few hours we had to carry the biggest guy in the group who goes by the nick name Big Daddy). But I digress. Bottom Line: Fuck it, be wet drive on, if given the chance to “dry” try preventing with thick wads of vaseline but I recommend Bag Balm, get foot powder on board I recommend Zeosorb.
When a lion dies in the wild. The lower forms of life come out to feed on the carcass. They growl and snarl, now that the lion is dead, feeling emboldened in his presence. We remember the strength and the roar of that lion and how the lower forms skulked when he walked by. What matters most is how we live this life, God wants us to be brave and couragous men. To love God, man and country. Chris did this, he is a lion, the others now trying to feed on his legacy are carrion eaters. Just the cleanup crew.
I got a GRC in a few days in New Orleans. I’m very nervous about this whole thing. Like they said signing up is the hardest part. I’ve been training a lot and rucking as much as I can. I do more than the recommended weight of course. Just to get used to it.
To tell you the truth, I’m kinda scared about not finishing or severally hurting myself. I know I can be a baddass and push it through. But elven fifteen hours is long. I’m not doing this Goruck so I can be a baddass or be better than you, I’m doing this for myself and prove myself I can. Also, I’m doing this for the people in my life that I’ve lost.
and all those that are affected by cancer.
I won’t quit.