I get asked all the time, “Was Marine Corps training tough?” To which I respond, “Of course it was, it’s The Corps!” Looking back, there was one key factor that got me through the endless 5:30am workouts, Motivation! I can remember heading to early morning formations while at the same time wishing I was still curled up in my warm bunk. Even though I thought I was a fitness stud, the idea of running many miles and taking part in high intensity interval training was not at the top of my list. As Marines had begun to gather around in preparation for the butt whipping, you could see transformations take place right before your very eyes.
While standing there, I would observe young motivated Devil Dogs to my left and Hard Charging Salty Warriors to my right. Immediately, as if I were knocked over the head with a Moto stick, I would begin to bark and chant Ooooh Rah! Was this false motivation? Who cares! False motivation is better than no motivation at all. If these motivators were ready to attack the road run, then by golly, so was I.
And this leads me to my point…… Read more