Monthly Archives: May 2013

GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2013 – Part 2

Posted on May 10, 2013

*This race review has been written for Get Out There Magazine.  Looking at the route we covered, it’s funny how much of this I do not remember. A long endurance event goes by really quickly, except when it drags on and on. Relativity theory in real life… Jay drops from the event, as all the

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GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2013 – Part 1

Posted on May 7, 2013

*This race review has been written for Get Out There Magazine.  This would be my second Goruck (you can read my event recap from Goruck Challenge Toronto 2012 here), and yet again I was packing hours before the start. I spent a quiet Friday evening with my bricks (do I (again) sound like a psychopath or

[…] life choices are much more difficult. Would I rather eat cake alone or eat shit with friends? (Two Gorucks and one SERE later, I keep choosing the […]

Wrist Injury And 125+ Things That Suck

Posted on April 26, 2013

You ever feel this way? No? Just me then… I found this book few weeks ago. Notice how the cover boasts 125+ things that suck! I can’t seem to catch a break in the last couple of months. Among most recent developments, I finally have somewhat of resolution on my wrist. Which is not really

Solo at 9:01 am May 6
Boo. But wow - thanks G. - that's awesome information! I had never idea. Trying to feel better given this info. LOL And hugs are always welcome!

S.E.R.E. Urban Challenge – New York City Weekend – How Fast Can You Pack?

Posted on March 7, 2013

Something I didn’t know 36 hours ago – I am taking off to NYC in a couple of hours to participate in S.E.R.E. Performance Urban Challenge. Talk about spontaneity. 🙂 A member on a friend’s team could not make it, and they really needed another insane individual to join them. Enter Solo. 🙂 S.E.R.E. stands

Helena Handbasket at 6:53 am Mar 8

GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2012 – Part 3

Posted on June 28, 2012

It’s getting lighter. We are marching around the sleepy city, and the logs are getting heavier. The occasional people  zombies we encounter either look perplexed or completely oblivious – the latter tends to be the function of the big city, I think. Try surprising someone downtown Toronto… chances are they will pretend they cannot see

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GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2012 – Part 2

Posted on June 27, 2012

We take off at a comfortable jogging pace, still trying to maintain two lines. It’s the prom weekend, and semi-drunk teenagers decked out in lilac dresses and cheap tuxedos are quite amused. We get a couple of “I-officially-declare-you-weird” honks. The theme of this mission is zombie apocalypse, and we are directed to not engage the

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GORUCK Challenge Toronto 2012 – Part 1

Posted on June 25, 2012

After the gym and a long nap, we finished packing. Six bricks – check. Water, gels, bars and mini-potatoes for fuel – check. Salt pills, ibuprofen and duct tape (you never know when you will need duct tape) – check. The American flag was, of course, to be replaced with a Canadian flag, and someone

[…] would be my second Goruck (you can read my event recap from Goruck Challenge Toronto 2012 here), and yet again I was packing hours before the […]

How To Train For GORUCK 6 Hours Before GORUCK

Posted on June 22, 2012

Mike and I headed out to my gym along with our loaded up backpacks – six bricks in each. 5min, warm-up, start at 5.0, increase speed every minute to 7.5 5min, jumping rope – a guy who just finished a Muay Thai session showed us some tricks, like trying to come into a squat while

The Hardest Part Is The Sleep Dep

Posted on June 22, 2012

I don’t know if I made it clear in previous posts, but the Goruck Challenge pretty much assumes sleep deprivation, as it starts at 1am and finishes sometime in the late morning (?). Saturday is also full of social plans, and we are racing again Sunday morning. It is safe to say that not much

Next Up – GORUCK!

Posted on June 20, 2012

The Goruck Challenge is the next race on my calendar. We will be downtown Toronto at 1am this Saturday. Wearing backpacks with 4-6 bricks inside. Ready to see Toronto in a different light. Or maybe lack of light.  The Goruck Challenge has been inspired by the special forces training. It’s a 15-20 mile, 8-10 hour urban



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