OLYMPIA #Rucksgiving 2015

First Annual Rucksgiving Saturday, November 28th 2015 On November 28th at 9AM, Beasts OCR will hold its 1st Annual Rucksgiving in downtown Olympia, Washington. What is Rucksgiving? Rucking is hiking with a weighted backpack for long distances, often used for training in the military. For Rucksgiving, a group will load up with food and hygiene supplies and…

PORTLAND #Rucksgiving 2015

First Annual Rucksgiving Saturday, November 28th 2015 On November 28that 9AM, FEAR Platoon (a community of Veterans and civilians who are dedicated to bringing awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as providing support to Veterans living with PTSD through physical activity) and Beasts OCR will come together to take part in their 1st…

Napa, CA Ragnar Relay Race Review

Who’s crazy enough to travel to San Francisco, CA & get in a van with 5 strangers for an adventure? That would be me! Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the Napa Ragnar Relay Race. I started running in Ragnar Relay Races in 2011 with 11 women I didn’t know. To me,…

Salomon Fellraiser Shoes

While hanging out with fellow Beasts OCR dude Drew Hooper, we were tooling about Grays Harbor Horns and Hooks Sportsmen Show this weekend to scope the goods. I was in desperate need of real OCR style shoes as my current shoes were some old, cheap, running shoes that were quickly approaching those terrible bathroom sandals…

Spartan Race Montana Beast 2015

On the road to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Big Fork, MT the first thing that struck me was the natural beauty of snowcapped mountains, blue Sky, and a glassy lake. The side of mother nature that we all dream about. However, as the day progressed it did not take long to realize that mother…

Tacoma Metro Parks Mud Run 2015

It was 6:30AM on a Saturday morning and I was looking at my 5 year old asleep in his bed. I leaned in and whispered “Good morning…are you ready for your first Mud Run?” His eyes shot open and with a smile that would knock you out he shouted “Yes!” The rest of the day…

GORUCK Light, Seattle November 2014

A few of us met up at Martha Washington Park on Lake Washington this Saturday for this event. It was not at all what I expected…it was way cooler! This is one challenging event. It started with a “Warm-up” led by an Active Duty Green Beret. This “Warm-up” was reminiscent of a P90X or Insanity…