Weekend AAR 12/13-14/2014


Went out for a 6 mile ruck with my 30lb rucksack. found a beautiful little log that I started calling ‘Big-Guy’. I think he is around 20-25lbs but haven’t weighed it yet to get a precise weight.
My main goal with carrying it with me was to just get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

‘Big-Guy’ is a great way to start that process.

Overall I really think it was a great workout. I enjoyed my time in to woods, got to say ‘Hi’ to people I passed and heard a little boy I passed that was with his family for Christmas Pictures say,

Kid – “Why is he carrying that log?”
Mom – “He must want to make his walk a little more challenging.”
Kid – “I want to carry a log too!”


Encouraging the future generation to be better! *Self-Highfive


I went out for a 12.5 mile run with my local (Dayton, Ohio) Team RWB.

Overall it was an /ok kind of run for me. I’ve been rucking more than running this year so forcing out 12 miles took more than I was prepared for.
However, I recovered from it much quicker than I would have when I first started running. Which means no zombie legs for me today 🙂 (score!)

My thighs just fell a little tight and I could use a good roll out on both IT bands but other than that I’m good.


All-in-all this weekend was pretty solid and I’m glad I was able to get out both days to put in some miles.


#PATHFINDER – 004 (12/08/2014 Follow Up)

Realized when I got home that I hadn’t posted my last post, and I was already post  workout.

This was my results.

Selection Test #1
Push ups: 40
Situps: 34
5 Mile run: 50mins

Didn’t get to the ruck after the run. I decided that it was to cold and that staying out three more hours was just increasing my chances of getting sick (which I’ve been fighting already).

Played it safer than sorry,..


I came across this group of guys that run the teamspearhead.com site, and are holding a 12 week training program they called PATHFINDER.

Their on the fourth iteration of the class, and it is used as training for GORUCK events. Specifically Heavy and Selection.


This program kicked off last week and on Monday and Tuesday I crushed my workouts.


40 Burpees
50 Ruck Upright Rows
75 Deep Squats with ruck
75 Selection Standard Push-ups
100 Jumping Jacks
75 Zircher Squats with ruck (bear hug the ruck)
60 Ruck Overhead Presses
60 Walking Lunges (30 each leg)


6.9 mile ruck w/35# in my ruck and a 25# KB coupon.
Time was 2:04:43

Also picked up a coupon along the way (limb) and swung back around after my ruck for the chunk of the stump.


Since Tuesday I’ve been slacking pretty hard and haven’t worked out at all…

So tonight I am going to shot for Selection Standards and possibly try to get out for an evening ruck (tired and hungry, might as well as ruck it).

Selection Standards:

  • 2 Minutes: Minimum 55 Push-Ups (Proper Form)
  • 2 Minutes: Minimum 65 Sit-Ups (Proper Form)
  • 5 Mile Run in 40 Minutes or less

(Note*) I tried posting this once before but some how lost it and now have to retype the whole thing,… Damn you WordPress, damn you!

Hello World,..

First posts are always difficult for me.

It’s like meeting someone for the first time, and wanting to make a good impression and wanting to say something that will let you get to know me, and bring you back for my second, third, fourth,..etc posts.

It’s also about me leaning the new system that I’m posting to.

“Hey what’s this button do?”

“How do I make a link?”

“What do I want this blog/post to look/sound/read like?”

It’s a learning experience you know, and I’ll get better with things when I post more to this blog.


So a little about me, (that I don’t plan on putting in my ‘About Me’).
I’ve tried to blog a couple of times before with other systems, (tumblr, blogger, aol,..)
I’ve tried making specific blogs for specific topics,… (Didn’t do to well with that)
This is just going to take all that I’ve learned from my blogging fails to become the Mother of All Blog(fails),.. wait, what?

In the end this is where I’m going to try to make my home in the “blogosphere”.
We’ll just have to see how it turns out.