Month: February 2017

Becoming a Better Runner

Whether you are getting ready for a PT test or just trying to get into shape, running can be an important part. My coach back in the day used to tell us that you couldn’t fake being a good runner because it takes time and hark work. Although you’ve got to give it time to be a good runner, that doesn’t mean you can’t be efficient about it, too.  These tips will not shave a minute off your mile time, but they will help you avoid some common mistakes. Start today Sometimes the hardest part of running is taking the...

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Review: Corcoran Marauder Boots

Out of BMT, of course the only uniform pieces I had were the ones I had been issued, including the boots.  The boots were heavy, and they were tedious to lace in a way that felt comfortable.  I decided to buy other ones to go with my ABUs, the Corcoran Men’s 10 inch Marauder boots. One of their most obvious features is that they look different from the other boots available.  They’ve got cool suede leatherwork and look more streamlined than other designs.  (Although the newer version seems to have different colored suede pieces that don’t contrast as much.)...

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Fitness Gear: Feed Me Fight Me

Having the right gear for a workout makes all the difference to me.  I got my first items from Feed Me Fight Me this past Christmas, and I am SO happy with them!  Before I gush over the clothing, you know the coolest part about FMFM?  It’s owned by veterans, and they donate 10% of their profits veteran homelessness, addiction, and PTSD aid.  I’m glad to buy quality clothing, but I’m REALLY happy when I can buy quality clothing and do good with my money at the same time. I got the women’s camo shorts and “Burgers, Weights…” muscle tank.  They are THE...

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8 Creative Letter-Writing Ideas

It always seems so romantic to talk about “back in the day” when couples wrote each other letters during war time, but it’s quite another to actually have to do it!  Happily, modern technology allows us to talk with our loved ones in lots of ways, but there are still times when only letter-writing is allowed or possible.  Even when other kinds of communication are possible, letter-writing still has a special sentimentality. Don’t let your times apart go to waste!  Continue to communicate with each other and build yourself a fantastic stack of letters to cherish for years to come...

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Military Ball Color Palettes

Finding a flattering, classy outfit for a formal occasion is hard enough without having to throw color-coordinating into it!  Take some stress out of your formal shopping by using these color palettes coordinated for each branch’s dress uniform.  (You may need to adjust depending on which dress uniform the occasion calls for, but this will get you started!)  These work well for picking out formal gowns to go with a man’s uniform as well as ties and pocket squares to coordinate with hers. First here are some of my color-coordinating tips: Be careful if you choose a main uniform color like navy or...

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