Category: Team RWB

Race recap: Eagle Charge

Race recap: Eagle Charge

Race: Eagle ChargeType: Virtual (you can do it anywhere during the first week of July)Distance: You can run either a 4-mile or 7-mile distance. You also can do both for a total of 11 miles.Charity it benefits: Team Red, White and Blue, a nonprofit for civilians and veterans that aims to enrich veterans' lives through … Continue reading Race recap: Eagle Charge

HEC Recap Part 3: Matter over mind

HEC Recap Part 3: Matter over mind

The last time I did a night run, it was 2015. I did the 4-mile loop at Ragnar Appalachians with a few Team Red, White and Blue members. It would be my last activity with the Morgantown chapter, as I moved the week prior.  My headlamp went out, there were rocks you had to climb … Continue reading HEC Recap Part 3: Matter over mind

HEC Race Recap: Course description

HEC Race Recap: Course description

Name of race: Hoorah 2 Heroes Law Enforcement Hill Raiser Endurance Challenge When held: Last weekend in February. In 2017, there were Saturday night and Sunday morning races. Plans in 2018 include these races, a mountain bike course and a high school race. Where held: The Highlands in Ohio County, W.Va. Course description: Looping 6-mile course … Continue reading HEC Race Recap: Course description

Finding the hero within

This is the first of a three part race recap of the Hoorah 2 Heroes Hill Raiser Endurance Challenge. Parts two and three will deal with each part of the two-day race.   The first time Mike and I meet to form our local Team Red, White and Blue chapter, we brainstormed on which groups … Continue reading Finding the hero within

The after-glow of GORUCK: Setting goals

The after-glow of GORUCK: Setting goals

THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE -- As I stood for the team photo, I double-checked myself. Keeping warm as not optional. My ruck was covered with half-frozen water after  my Camelback bottle leaked. It was heavy and I didn't want to carry it.  But the letters DFQ rang in my head … Continue reading The after-glow of GORUCK: Setting goals

Civilians, veterans belong together

Civilians, veterans belong together

   Every Saturday for the past two months, I have stood outside a church on National Road, waiting. With an American flag neatly curled around its pole, I adjust my shoelaces, trying for dear life not to let the flag touch the ground as the pole rests against me. A man who serves in the … Continue reading Civilians, veterans belong together