11 men showed up in the rain to have some fun out on the McAlpine Greenway this moring.
The Drill, Ray Charles, and PBQ showed up early to get their full 6 miles in. Thanks for waiting on the COT in the rain while the rest of us caught up!
8 others, 7 with rucks marched in formation throughout the greenway and woods to push ourselves and become one with the muck. The basic story was thus:
Dora lead – Run to rock pile, pick up 4 rocks.
Run Stopper lead – Run to log pile, pick up 2 logs (all hands on deck). Run to top of hill.
Half the group – 49er lead – Run logs down hill and back up (about 1/2 mile).
Other half – The Shore lead – Bear Crawl rock across soccer field. Then Snipper run to exhaustion (“He sees me, I’m down”).
Dolphin lead – Return logs. Return Rocks. Return to base.
YHC hadn’t meant to get too wet this morning (that is reserved for next week), but it turned out to be a great opportunity to test out the new gear. Smartwool socks and top from GOPC held up well. Thanks to Blue for organizing a very worthwhile event last night.
Overheard up on the hill was Bugeater stating the obvious, “My new ruck is getting dirty.” I have to believe he was saying in with a bit of pride.
We had 7 of 12 pax from South Charlotte getting ready for the GoRuck this morning (props to Thin Crust for coming out and hanging in even without the ruck). Those who couldn’t make it – you know who you are.
Next week we’re planning on a more intense march through the woods, creek and obstacles. This will be a great test of whatever gear you plan on using for the Challenge. Hopefully, all our pax will make it and whoever else wants to join in the fun.