I abuse my body.
Not because I drink excessively or because I like to shoot heroin or smoke cigars. It’s because I refuse to rest… The only thing I’m doing less of these days is distance running. It’s summer, I can’t help it.
I did a “GoRuck Mini” on Saturday night. I will try my best to describe it, but you might want to check out GoRuckChallenge.com to get the feel for what really was going on.
To summarize the mini:
- 12 miles
- backpack full of bricks
- bear crawling
- buddy carrying
It was actually a blast. We took turns being the “leader”, and we were given challenges… I was expecting it to be like an adventure race, but it was definitely just a group of us being bossed around by a leader the whole time. Who offered us lots of beer. Personally, I don’t particularly care to mix sweat with beer, but I celebrated post-ruck with a couple. Carrying a backpack full of bricks is serious. Especially when you are buddy carrying someone who also has a backpack full of bricks. Good times 🙂
Unfortunately, you have to carry 6 bricks if you’re over 150lbs and 4 bricks if you’re under. And they don’t care what your gender is, or how close to 150 you might be– so I got to run around with 6 bricks. I did girl pushups with them.
We met John Salley
and took a picture with him. Because apparently that is the kind of stuff that happens while you’re GoRucking.
My favorite part is that he can palm Bev’s whole head.
My least favorite part was doing pushups in a stagnant pond full of goose doo doo, even though it was epic.
The next day, a bunch of us decided to WOD our poor aching bodies.
Find maxShoulder press
15 strict pu
12 strict pu
10 strict pu
8 strict pu
THEN we went to the lake. And I faceplanted super hard. I haven’t wiped out like that since high school. My neck feels ridiculous today. I can’t do anything without feeling major strain. Waah waah, I like to complain.
I failed at fasting over the weekend. Maybe it will just be a weekday thing for me. I’m back on the horse today, sipping my BCAA’s