Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Off to Battle!!



I want a battle cry. Not something simple like "charge" but something that will inspire me to be strong and  unafraid of whatever I'm facing, procrastinating or generally not enjoying at the moment. You know those times in your life, facing a difficult conversation, situation or generally being stuck in that proverbial rock and a hard place that you need to claw out of?

I seem to be a magnet for such things. I had an evening recently where I would have given my left pinkie finger to be ANYWHERE else on the planet. I've had conversations with my ex-husband that I would have rather listened to nails on a chalkboard. I've sat through elementary school orchestra concerts for God's sake!!

There are moments in my self-defense training when I panic internally regarding a technique. I've looked at my instructor and actually declined to do things with the battle cry of Lethal Weapon, "I'm too old for this sh..."(I'm not proud). He tells me to do it anyway and of course I do.

As a rider I've not only ridden some crazy horses but also jumped some insane things. It can require deep breathing and pep talks. A battle cry would have been better.

Recently I did the Warrior Dash with some amazing people and the battle cry was "shark fin." Long story but it worked for us. I can't claim it as my own though.

I was thinking of other battle cry examples I could recall:
The Klingons: "Today is a good day to die."
Braveheart: "Freedom!"
King Leonidas, king of the Spartans: "This is where we fight! This is where they die!"
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: "Cowabunga!"
And my favorite...."Wonder Twins powers activate!"

If I had a wonder twin and powers I'd go with that one. Unfortunately my super power consists of multitasking in a single bound and owning the stupidest dog on the planet.

My favorite superhero is Wonder Woman. I never missed the show as a kid. I always wished I had bullet deflecting bracelets, a boomerang crown, a lasso of truth (that would be really handy with my children), and of course an invisible jet. I'm not even much for accessories. But she didn't have a battle cry and I certainly will never pass for an amazon.

My kids think my battle cry should be "Bazinga" (Big Bang Theory) but that would indicate my cry was sarcastic. That doesn't work. I need a serious cry that gives me the feeling of Hulk muscles and disregard for my own personal safety. I don't think "Hulk smash" fits me either.

So I'll keep trying some out from time to time until I find what works. At the moment I'm thinking something silly like chili pepper, Excaliber, or bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.

Obviously I'm open for any suggestions. What's your warrior cry?









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