Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hesitation

In SH 21-6, the Army Ranger Handbook, it states that when reacting to a near ambush, (within hand grenade range):

"Soldiers in the kills zone return fire immediately, without order or signal, assume prone position, throw concussion or fragmentation and smoke grenades. Immediately after the explosion of the concussion or fragmentation grenades, soldiers in the kill zone return fire and assault through the ambush using fire and movement."

You might giggle a little bit at this... the language isn't exactly poetic... but what do you expect? Its Army doctrine! So what's my point?

There's no hesitation. There's only action. Sometimes we get stuck. I'm stuck right now. We wait, postpone... or hesitate, waiting for things to come together perfectly. We hope with all of our being for everything to pan out exactly as we wish. In the meantime... our lives stagnate b/c we're on hold. The thing is, there's a limited amount of time that we can wait before we realize, "Hold ON! I'm not living." It was recently pointed out to me by a very dear and close friend that oftentimes, the moment you stop waiting, hoping, hesitating... the moment that you launch yourself back into living your life... everything begins to fall into place. I don't know exactly why that is. Maybe its b/c you've put so much time and energy into hoping and praying and waiting... that it takes away from any effort to make something happen. That's not living. That's not what makes us happy and fulfilled... whole. I'd rather not hesitate anymore... I'd rather commit.

May: Eugene Half Marathon
June: Ironman 70.3 Boise
July: Deschutes Dash (Oly)
August: Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens
Sept: Something
Oct: Something again.

There's a start huh?

Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole. Thank you for taking the time to read.

Breathe...



9 comments:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Looks GREAT Rob - I love Pacific NW...and your race schedule has me excited :) You're right: sometimes we just need to take that leap.

Hugs to you!

Sue said...

can i just copy and paster your whole post?? Except the race schedule..

Jen said...

Sweet!

Anonymous said...

This is good.

Colleen S said...

Yeah!!! So glad to see you :) I'll be spectating in Boise and your welcome to stay with us for Lake Stevens...
Col

Anonymous said...

Love the commitment. You have a place to stay with us for the lake stevens race if you need it. Good luck with your training.

Anonymous said...

That's one smart friend! Sometimes, standing still, although frusterating, makes us think. Think about what we want and don't want...about who we are and who we want to be. I'm glad you've paused to examine your life but more than that...I'm excited for your decision to move forward, to make things happen.
mu

miss said...

我們必須先有哭泣,才有歡笑;也必須先感到人生的悲哀,然後才感到人生的快樂。 ..................................................

Colleen said...

Looks like a great race season so far! :) I loved the post too by the way!