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Mental strength before anything else

The hardest lesson I learned at BCT

COLFAX – A strong mind and body are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I learned this while recently completing basic training for the United States Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

I was never a stranger to the gym. In fact, I spent every morning working out at FIT gym in downtown Colfax prior to leaving for the military.

As a regular there, I always focused on strength training and cardio. Afterward, I would get my morning cappuccino and find myself at my desk in the bullpen at the Gazette.

I never stopped to exercise my mind and mental fortitude. Basic training, however, has a funny wa...


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