GORUCK Nasty 001

At the starting line of GORUCK Nasty 001.
At the starting line of GORUCK Nasty 001.

So I completed GORUCK Nasty 001 on Saturday, my first obstacle race and the first event of its kind from GORUCK. It was a great time even though there were some logistical problems and the weather wasn’t ideal. That said, I once again learned what I am capable of both physically and mentally. It was a good day, and I’ll try my hardest to be at 002.

Good livin’.

Turkey Trip 2013

Photos from our recent trip to Turkey for a friend’s wedding and them some vacation. It was a gorgeous place, and the Turkish people are so amazingly warm and friendly. I can really understand why people have romanticized the country so much and is such a destination for expatriates. Would gladly go back.

Light = Fun

So on Saturday I did another GORUCK event. This was a Light (class 077), which meant a bit more fun and some singing thrown in as part of GORUCK founds and CEO Jason McCarthy’s Peace and Love Committee. Sure, we had our log carry, our inchworm pushups and our buddy carries, but the highlight of this event was our song we had to sing to the various lunchers and brunchers of Washington, D.C. (and to VP Biden).

Below is a small taste of what class 077 brought to the table. Thanks again team for an awesome day of good livin’.

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GORUCK Light 077 – Washington, DC


GORUCK Light class 060

I shadowed my first GORUCK event in order to take photos. This was an epic GORUCK Light with a ton of alums, cadre, singing and a lot of fun people. I’ll be doing one or two these this summer and hopefully another full challenge soon.

Prepare Yourself

Really excited for these upcoming events:

Good Livin': Goruck Class 445

Carrying our IED
Carrying our IED

I forgot to write something post-Goruck Challenge after I completed it in early March. It was, in short, a great experience. It was cold, difficult, dirty and a very long day. But it was awesome to push myself and get pushed (in a positive way) by others, embrace the suck and just keep moving forward.

We probably covered about 15 miles or so in D.C., over a period just over 12 hours. I was never a big team sports guy, but the camaraderie and team spirit exhibited by everyone in the same situation, putting themselves through the same paces, was very uplifting and fun.

I definitely recommend it for anyone looking to challenge themselves and challenge what their perceived limits are. I will definitely do it again, and have my eye on a Goruck Heavy — a 24-hour challenge — in the future, as well as the yet-to-be-fully revealed Goruck Nasty.

On Your Feet

We moved to our new HQ at NPR and I finally got my fancy stand-up workstation. Complete with electronic height controls and a tall chair for those times when I need to get off my feet for a few. It’s pretty boss (I’m trying to bring that word back).


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