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You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
As we approach veterens day (coming up on November 11, our club's Rockledge Rumble race on that date honors vets), I want to say from the bottom of my heart...
Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country. You all rock!
U.S. Army Signal Corps '92-'95. Dumbest thing I ever did was get out, really enjoyed the time that I was in and most of the people I met. Spent 6 months in Mogadishu from Oct of 93 to March of 94. Ironically, the reason I got out is because I failed 2 run tests in a row and now I've become a runner working on moving from 5Ks to 10Ks.
Currently serving in the British Army (Royal Artillery).... been in for 10 years.
October of 93 was a bad time to be in Somalia. Bet you've got some stories. And yeah ... I now question whether getting out was such a great idea. I can't help but notice that if I'd stayed in, I probably could have gotten the Marine Corps to pay for the two degrees I've gotten since getting out - saving me a rather impressive student loan debt. More importantly, it kind of sucks to realize that if I'd stayed in, I'd be 3 years from freakin' retirement right now.
And yeah, pretty ironic running now. I've got my own ironies. I get up every morning at 5:30 now, and I swore when I got out I'd sleep til 10:00 for the rest of my life. Oh, well.