I woke this morning to gear up my new ruck pack and realized I had to wrap the weight differently to accommodate the size. The rewrap set me back on time, so I didn’t thoroughly test my pack, bad move! I headed out on my hike and 2 miles in, my straps were slipping, my traps were burning (and not from the 30Lb load on my back) but the awkward way the sack was slinging. Another 2 miles in and my front support strap completely unhooked. At this point, I felt like I had an awkward monkey on my back and my turtle pace speed walk at 5mph was doing nothing for my endurance. So, another couple of miles and I called it a day. I headed straight to the Army/Navy Surplus store and bought some old used straps and clasps. Now after jumping up and down like a crazy person and a couple of handstands, she rides like a dream, AROO!
Finally, after falling asleep this morning at 3am, I was up and at it by 7.
As soon as my feet hit the floor, I slammed a protein drink and headed out the door.
I walked a good, fast pace for a mile to warm up a bit, then a 2-mile run to follow.
After, I took a 30-minute break, loaded up my ruck with 25Lbs and out for another 3-mile walk/run combo.
I didn’t track meals today. I allowed myself as much fruit, yogurt, chicken, and sweet potatoes as I wanted. Maybe even a few Tbsp’s of Peanut Butter. I could feel my body needed it a nice little re-feed. Now tonight, I should sleep like a baby!
Go ruck is just around the corner, I can’t wait!