The Go Ruck Challenge is something I have wanted to do for a while but just haven’t. Blah, blah, blah, blah, excuses mate, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah excuses mate.
Last Friday I completed the Go Ruck Constellation. It is not nearly as physically challenging as the Go Ruck challenges (Light, Tough or Heavy) and after spending 10 hours on a Friday night running around Bellevue learning some urban survival tactics from the pros I decided to take the plunge. I woke up on Sunday morning thinking about the Go Ruck Challenges. So I signed up for a Go Ruck Light event slated for ten months from now. Ten Months? Yea I know but I am really out of shape. As in I get winded walking up a small hill, as in if I had to flee the Zombie Apocalypse I probably would be one of the the first to get eaten. Do you know how embarrassing that is? I know most of you, hell probably all of you, secretly think about how you might fair come the dreaded ZA. Don’t deny it, you sit back and watch The Walking Dead and you secretly think to yourself “yea I could hack it, I could be one of the survivors”- hey, we all do. So to have to take that long, hard look in the mirror and come to the realization that I wouldn’t make it past episode one is a hard truth to swallow. The Go Ruck Light is six plus hours of rucking with 30+ lbs on your back and that is just the start. I posted a link below in case you have no idea what I am talking about. In any case, I signed up and now I have to get fit. Step one to getting ready fit for a Go Ruck Challenge is to start rucking. I already carry my GR1 with me everywhere I go, in fact it is the subject of much scorn and amusement among friends but that is another story entirely. Anyway today i received my 30lb ruck plate so I can start to haul that weight around as I walk back and forth from work. Yea, I know I am going to need to do a lot more than that to get ready but hey, it’s a start.