Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Oh my foot...

and my leg. Geez. While I was at WLC I did something to my right foot. I lived with it and it seemed to get better. However the day before yesterday I went on a pretty vigorous run (4 miles up a mountain) and today... well it hurts. Bad. And because my right foot was hurting I compensated with my left leg so my left calf and shin are KILLING me!!

I got my husband to adjust me and my foot. It helped for a little bit yesterday but today??... wow. I have some pain killers left over from having a kidney stone and I took half a pill. Yeah, that's how bad it hurts.


Blogger Kim said...

Sgt. Fields,

First of all, I'm sorry about your foot. I hope it's better by now. :)

Second of all, I just wanted to stop and say hello. I've had my little mil-blog on Xanga for a good while, but I just moved it to blogspot in the last few hours. I'm a member of the AL National Guard Band. I started digging around for other military blogs... I found yours about an hour ago and have been reading through it. I absolutely LOVE your posts, and you're an amazingly inspiring person, especially since I'm going to start begging to go to WLC and Recruiting School in the fall! I'm listing your blog over on mine as a favorite, if it's okay! (I'll take it off otherwise!)

Thank you for your wonderful posts, and I hope recruiting is going well!

- SPC Kim Patton

Friday, March 23, 2007 4:43:00 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Hi there, long time no comment I know. :(

Hope your foot is better this weekend and your family is well. I moved my blog.


Friday, March 23, 2007 9:11:00 AM  
Blogger SGT Lori said...

Kim, I gotta say I love your last name!! Gen George Patton is my favorite military figure in history!

Thanks for the nice comments. I'll be visiting your blog soon!

Friday, March 23, 2007 7:20:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

*grins* I'm not so sure I'm so fond of it these days. It's already getting me a bit too much attention, and I'm absolutely horrified of going to Basic Training next month as an E-4 with ROTC experience who's named Patton!

Thanks for writing back! :)

Sunday, March 25, 2007 12:58:00 AM  
Blogger dwayne said...

i dont care your a girl and by the numbers you can use that to your advantage, female recruiters have it more easy than male do, you have a plus up on the guys just saying :hey im a female and i can do it, your saying im stronger than you: ive seen female recruiters us this,maby not the same way i wrote but basicly the same, and they join so they dont feel punked outi made sgt in 3 and a half years and just because i have trouble recruiting it makes me look like a bag of #ss, and just because you can recruit doesnt mean you should get promoted faster then the average solider, i busted my but my first enlistment, now this has put a brick wall in my way, not fair at all, well i dont want to b@tch but this is how i feel, i dont think it is right at all and a recruiting command is the most corrupted command there is if you write numbers you can get away with murder, but if your not you better watch out where you fart, hell i have been denied leave 3 times and had one cut short, i have 75 days saved up i cant even use,i have 358 days left, but ill have to bust my @ss another 4 years just to undo the damage this job has done,and im sorry if you took it personal, but you shouldnt

Thursday, June 07, 2007 8:50:00 PM  
Blogger SGT Lori said...


First I want to say I think you are wrong about the girl thing. I am old enough to be these guys MOM. I went through basic many many years ago and I went through NAVY boot camp.

Second; NO ONE is going to enlist because they are challenged to or dared to as in "Hey, I did it! why can't you?" No one is going to join because they feel punked out. Period.

OK, now I will say a good looking female is going to draw more guys to the lunchroom table. Yeah, she can be used as bait. But that doesn't mean the fish are going to bite. I am not a "good looking young thang" so I ain't bait. Here's further proof. Females make up roughly 20% of the R&R Cmd. Roughly 20% are in the top 10% of recruiting. We are just as good ro bad as our male recruiters.

The very reason I think the Army is not doing as well in recruiting is the exapmle you gave me. Assigning a soldier who has no business recruiting to a recruiting command! You don't like it and are not good at it. The Army thinks "Just Do it". Well that's like telling a Supply Clerk "Here's your weapon, here's some school go be a Ranger!" Not everyone can be a Ranger!!

Lastly, I know you weren't knocking me...but you *were* knocking females and I R one! I work HARD. Leave? I haven't taken leave either. I got home last night at 2300. I am leaving to go to work at 0630. I work HARD. I have made my mission, and two other people's mission AND am going up for an award. You think I did that sitting on my assets?? Think again.

Saturday, June 09, 2007 5:23:00 AM  

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