2015 Summer MBO entry#1 Semi fast walker.

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2015 Summer MBO entry#1 Semi fast walker.

Post by Woods Walker » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:42 pm

Shambling zombies don't run but these day I do. Well sorta anyways. LOL! What better way to train for an outbreak. It rained the night before so the ground was muddy. The trail was moderate with hills, rocks, 3 stream crossings, bugs, blazing sun, nice cool shade, a bit of dirt road, swamp etc etc etc. Most probably know the drill. Unlike conditioning hikes with heavier packs I was looking to cover ground. The intent was for 6-miles fast but keeping safety in mind. Running though large patches of mud or scrambling down steep ground is a way to get injured. I am no ninja.

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1. 2 bottles of water.
2. Small thermos with ice cold sports drink, sugar free. :(
3. Equinox terrapin Silnylon poncho/tarp.
4. The Backwoods brawler PSK.
5. Flashlight.

GO!

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Yup, it's the woods.

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There is no way I can pass a sunfish nest without stopping. Seen a good number of trout as well. Going to come back with my Tenkara rod.

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Running selfie. How is it the eye gnats can keep up? They're so small yet walk, jog or run they're in my eyes just the same. Also had a tick crawling in my belly. I guess they don't care as well.

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Around 3 miles later I don't think it's been an hour but not sure. Time to turn back. Also I ran (pun intend) out of trail.

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There was time on the run back to show off a patch of Jewelweed. I use it to treat poison ivy and bug bites. I have no FDA proof and won't entertain a Google based debate on the topic. It is what it is.

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Swampy. Had to watch for slips, trips and falls.

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There was no running through the mud which was fortunate because look what I found. I popped the little turtle into my mouth crunching the treat up. Naa I let it go unharmed.

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Took a shorter path back so the return run was around 2.5 miles. Not a world's record but messing around with turtles is bound to slow someone down. Also not the world's fastest runner. It's a bunch harder to run on a rough trail than a road be it pavement or dirt which is my normal thing. Or at least a bunch harder for me.

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Thanks for looking.

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Re: 2015 Summer MBO entry#1 Semi fast walker.

Post by Robbie in ME » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:55 pm

Nice! Hey brother unless I missed it when you going to post on the Brawler? Keep it up!!!!

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Re: 2015 Summer MBO entry#1 Semi fast walker.

Post by Woods Walker » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:09 pm

Robbie in ME wrote:Nice! Hey brother unless I missed it when you going to post on the Brawler? Keep it up!!!!

Yup the contents of the Brawler will be made public in the PSK thread soon. :) It gets a bunch of use.

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