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By Olivia Harnack

Mental strength before anything else


Last updated 12/29/2022 at 12:15pm

A strong mind and body are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I learned that while recently completing basic training for the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla.

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 Whitman County Gazette.

I never stopped to exercise my mind and mental fortitude.

Basic training, however, has a funny wa...

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