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First Ruck at the Lake

First Ruck at the Lake

I went on a ruck, the first since having moved my cheese into the woods. Unpacking, organizing, and making a nest continues, but the forest called out to me, and I answered by putting boots on the ground. My decision to take a hiking pole paid off during ascents and...
Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

I used to begin my rucks from the house, but the idiots driving without concern for the safety of pedestrians has persuaded me to drive and park at a nature preserve. Enduring traffic noise and tension on the streets began to piss me off, downgrading the benefits and...
Three Activities

Three Activities

Reading, rucking, and observing fuel my mind for writing. I read broadly yet unearth deposits that demand excavations in depth to satiate my curiosity. Rucking through nature exercises my body, mind, and spirit, strengthening me to overcome obstacles that interfere...
3D Perspective

3D Perspective

Death, discipline, and drive. I’m not ready for Death Vader to snatch me, I embrace structure and creed because it illuminates the path to freedom, and I believe settling on being driven is an example of mediocrity. I’ve done my time working and living among the...
Why I Ruck

Why I Ruck

Ten months of walking evolved into rucking for me one day in September 2018. The boredom of walking festered into frustration, and I needed a solution to advance my exercise regime. Running sucks and destroys my knees, so I tossed out that option. I had been going to...