Sometimes when we are in the middle of a tough WOD, difficult work assignment, busy traffic, a tough test at school, etc., it is easy for us to want to quit or end the misery. Anything to make the discomfort go away. What if we had to face these things with less limbs. What woud we do?
John Gilson of Again Faster addresses this in this great article about the men and women of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.
You have no right to bitch. Your sore hamstrings and screaming core are artifacts of high intensity compound movement, enabled by firm contact with Mother Earth and the primate’s gift of an opposable thumb. The very fact that your arms feel like lead and your legs like the business end of a propane torch is a gift of inclusion, given only because you have legs and arms to hurt.
The men of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center don’t know your pain. They brought guns to a bomb fight, and came home with fewer limbs than they packed, blown apart by the cowardice of other men. Read More