TTL Super Squad

February 13, 2018

TTL Super Squad (SS) and Physical Fitness Test (PFT) There is something in the Marine Corps called Super Squad. It is a squad of Marines that are handpicked from within each company to be a part of an elite team of stellar performers. The squad of Marines trains twice a day, similar to how we train at the Lab and how we trained during our ruck training ops for the Go Ruck Tough event that several of us did in DC. Training is brutal and unforgiving but it served it's purpose of creating outstanding performers. From time to time, the super squads from each company would compete against each other to see who the best was. TTL will have a Super Squad that is similar. To become part of this elite team will not be an easy task, but if you can persevere and overcome, you will hold a badge of honor that you can be proud to have earned and you'll likely have become a better person in the process too. What does being on the TTL Super Squad actually mean? Being part of the TTL SS is not for the average individual. It is for the high caliber more

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2018

Life doesn’t stop until you’re dead. So why waste your time waiting for a specific time or date to start making your life better. I’m empathetic to the idea of it — I get it. People like the idea of starting ‘New Year -Fresh Start”’ with the clock ticking over to another year. A New Year’s Resolution is something you ‘start’ on the first day of the year, and when you drop the ball for a moment (like skip the gym or sleep in one morning or whatever) you tend to think,  that’s it, I’ve failed.  And you stop. Everything is a process; do it all the time. Without a definitive start, you lose the option to stop. So when you drop the ball, you pick it back up and keep going, no matter what day of the year it is. In the thousands of hours spent I’ve spent training or training others, a common theme pops up quite often: taking the easy way out to avoid discomfort. I’m not going to lie but I find myself guilty of this at times, I’m too sore, too tired, it’s too cold, blah, blah, blah and so on. I’m a huge proponent of quality over quantity, so more