Monday, March 14, 2011

Double Bummer.

So, I entered a caption contest on The Fresh Diet fanpage on Facebook, and placed as a runner-up. I won three free days of meals, and found out that they don't deliver to my city yet. Nothing is worse than winning something that you can't claim. Super bummed.

I was asked why I wanted to go back into the Marine Corps..

I never wanted out in the first place, lol. I had acquired a non-healing tibial stress fracture with other lower extremitie injuries, and my geographic location physical therapy wasn't helping. So, the Marine Corps put me on a medical board, and I was discharged three weeks after medical review. I am sure it was something that my ortho said in his notes about  how my tibia could shatter if I kept running on it.. nasty little stress fracture!

Well, it has been over 4.5 years since I exited the Marines, and I miss it. Plus, my injury has long healed. Now you know why I wear those Five Fingers-- to help strengthen my feet and leg muscles.

I developed some pretty amazing friendships while I was in, and honestly, if I was in a pickle, I could call them up, and they would bail me out. Oh, esprit de Corps.. that too. Believe it or not, I love the training, the traveling, and all the cool, amazing things I get to do in behalf of the government. Who can say they've thrown two live grenades? And I am a gluten for punishment. I just miss it.. Is that enough for an answer?


  1. Thank you for sharing. I didn't know you had been discharged due to the injury. Its awesome that you are going back in! Your drive and motivation help to push me to get back into shape.

  2. I was thinking of trying the five fingers before bootcamp ti strengthen my legs. You are really a big inspiration to me. I have been reading your other blog for a while and just started following this one.