ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, narco smugglers, and human traffickers. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His fiction and non-fiction has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, and Publishers Weekly. The American Library Association labeled him one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character. They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter. All content of this blog is copywrited by Weston Ochse.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Stress Relieving 5K

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For those who haven't been following the terrible saga of my Great Dane Goblin on my Facebook and my wife's facebook then you've lived a stress free few days. He bloated and flipped his stomach and my wife almost wasn't able to make it to the dog emergency room 80 miles away. Luckily, she was in time and Goblin is great.

Last Thursday I decided to run a 5K on the treadmill on the spur of the moment. This never happens. I've never been that kind of guy. But I guess the new me is. Who knew? Well, I ran it and was thrilled for it. So thrilled I signed up for an actual 5K run here in Afghanistan on 9/11.

So today I tried to see if it wasn't just a fluke. I ended up knocking 3 minutes off my time and ran it in 39.40. I also ran the first 15 minutes without stopping. I haven't ran that far without stopping in probably 15 years.

What a stress reliever.

Seriously.

And my feet feel awesome.

Hooray for Toe Shoes!

(Ran wearing Five Finger Bikilas)

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