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The Hero's Journey - Meet Team RWB

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 December 2017

Last Updated 17 December 2017

Motivational Moment - 

"Guts Over Fear"

Alaina:  Did he catch that fish yet?

Robert McCall:  Oh yeah… Yeah, he did.

Alaina:  It’s a happy ending (smile).


Robert McCall:  Not exactly… The old man met his greatest adversary just when he thought that part of his life was over.

Alaina:  Why didn’t he just let the fish go?


Robert McCall:  The old man’s gotta be the old man. The fish’s gotta be the fish. You gotta be who you are in this world, right? No matter what.


Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz

in the movie, “The Equalizer”
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Transition is challenging for everyone. For combat veterans in particular, returning to civilian life can be extremely difficult. Many have experiences so unique that they often play down or even lie about their past. Their values are so different that they can begin to wonder if they are from another time. And, far too often, some feel so disconnected from society that they wonder if they should engage when they see an uncomfortable injustice others choose to ignore.


For the 2015 Freedom’s Light race season my writing will focus on how to navigate this transition. The target audience is for post-9/11 veterans who are looking for how to return to civilian life, but I think the advice can help anyone feeling a little bit rudderless.


Surely you know by now, life does not let us start over. However, it does allow us to create a positive future with the time we have left. Want to know how to get started? In the next section, we begin to learn how by meeting Team RWB.


Hope you keep reading…

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This Week in Training –

“Meet Team RWB”

“Nearly 2.5 million American men and women have deployed

in support of Operations Enduring Freedom

and Iraqi Freedom since 2001.


Now, it’s our turn to help them transition

back to civilian life. Team RWB can show us how.”



Meet Team Red, White, and Blue (RWB)

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For this year, I have set some ambitious goals for completing the Spartan Race, West Point Triathlon, and Marine Corps Marathon. But, before getting into the day-to-day planning and training advice, I want take a few minutes to introduce Team RWB.


Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. It’s not as much a charity organization as it is a challenge to all veterans to take ownership of their fitness and well-being. By doing this, they learn the necessary skills for becoming an integral part of their own recovery and creating a positive future for the years ahead.  Team RWB has local chapters across America that Veterans and Civilians can join.


I am honored to be part of Team RWB for this year’s race season. For those joining me for any/all races, please begin by scheduling a physical with your doctor and sending me an individual email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for tailored advice. For those looking to get a little more out of the program than training for races, see the next section.


The Transformation Challenge
“Are You Ready to Begin?”


“If you make yourself more than just a man.

If you devote yourself to an ideal,

and they can’t stop you,

then you become something else entirely.


Legend, Mr. Wayne… Legend”



Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul in “Batman Trilogy Trailer”

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The “Transformational Challenge” section is for those seeking to accelerate their development process beyond the physical. Here, I provide a weekly challenge focused on the comprehensive growth of mind, body, and spirit. The intent is to bring out your best, become an unstoppable force for good, and inspire others through actions and example.


As a first step, purchase the Body for Life Success Journal. The initial pages of the journal will ask you some thoughtful questions that will help you sort out your dream list, goals, and reasons why. Additionally, it will challenge you to simply accept who you are by taking a before picture and capturing a few measurements as a baseline. The daily training log ensures you take a holistic view of your transformation as you train.  


One final point. For most of us, the mind is the key to healthy living and reaching our full potential. That is because the mind acts as a “connector” and uniquely serves in both a “thinking” and “sensing” capacity. Simply put, the thinking part of the mind regulates the body. The sensing part allows us to be guided by spirit. When all three (spirit-mind-body) are aligned, one experiences a peace from knowing that they are living their purpose in this life and the next.


Just words for now… Complete these challenges, and I assure you it will become more real in the weeks ahead.



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