I did my first “Mini Ruck” last month and blogged about it here. Well, last weekend after all the Froning shenanigans I ended up doing another mini that night–crazy, I know. Don’t worry, I stayed in bed pretty much all day on Sunday.
What is a Go Ruck?
I had to answer this a billion times while doing things in populated areas. It’s a challenge that you do as a group to show off you super fancy Ruck pack. Unless you don’t have on. In which case you are probably doing it because Jessica talked you into it. The actual Go Ruck is on her birthday–who can say no to that??? A heartless buttfaced lazy person, that’s who!
Anywho. The mini started off with about 45 minutes of PT.
The pictures pretty much stopped there because took off on our 12 mile trek, leaving all the kids and wives behind.
We did all kinds of crazy things around the town–we carried a log for at least 3 miles. We walked up a creek. We did tons of pushups and squats. We got in another pond (less poopy this time) and did dive bomp pushups. It was gross, but a HUGE improvement from “lake lucille” that we got in last time. Which wasn’t a lake at all. It was a small, stagnant pond with an absurd amount of goose poo in it.
At one point, we were at the local memorial park. I didn’t even know that was there… I felt like a jerk.
We were asked to locate the Medal of Honor winner who was buried there. We found Clarence B. Craft. We also went to a local park that was named after him. The park had no plaque or anything in his honor, yet there was a commemorative plaque for a 7th grade class who studied the stream there or something. That has to change. We are all going to work to get this funded. Craft is one of a few M.O.H. winners who lived to tell about it. He ran head first into danger by himself and killed 25 enemies. You can read more about him here.
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I might be jumping the gun, but I have decided to try out with the RX workouts. The only things I know I’m not that strong at (that we will be doing in those WODs) are the chest-to-bar pullups and handstand pushups. I’m also not that great at double-unders and toes to bar, but I can lift heavy. That should balance me out some.
But check out my latest accomplishments, OMG:
- I did 2 STRICT pull ups.
- I can suddenly do rope climbs without chickening out halfway up and crapping my pants. I think it’s because I figured out how to come back down without ripped all of the skin off of my hands/legs. That usually helps… To have skin.
That’s all I got.
Coming up–stuff I cooked and results of HOA tryout WODs.