August – A Month of Being Vikingesque

We are a little more than one week into August, and the possibilities are endless. A few examples:

  1. Get the kids back to school without too much fuss.
  2. Take a last minute summer vacation before the kids return to school.
  3. Or, do hard stuff that will make you harder to kill.

One of these things is not like the others…

I started a challenge for myself and a small group of friends, as a way to live more like option #3. 100,000 meters travelled in 28 days.

Simple, right? Here is the kicker.

  • You must travel at least 10,000 meters in week #1.
  • You must travel at least 20,000 meters in week #2.
  • You must travel at least 30,000 meters in week #3.
  • And…you guessed it…you must travel at least 40,000 meters in week #4.
  • The method of travel must be something that pushes you toward being a fit mofo. They include:
    • Rowing -very Vikingesque
      Rucking – again, very Vikingesque
      Running – maybe Viking-ish
      Skiing – did they have skis back then?
      Cycling – this one shouldn’t be in there, but I caved to pressure of all the cycle warriors.

    So there you have it. My devious plan to make people hurt, while lowering their resting heart rate.

    I could take the easy route and stick with the rowing…because that is what I do. But, as I said in the beginning of this post, I wanted people to work toward being harder to kill.

    So, I am going to both row and ruck. 200K in 28 days for me. That should help the ol’ RHR, and get my cardio up to a point of swinging an ax in battle (if required, for some reason) for longer than a commercial break during Vikings.

    What are YOU doing this month to make it harder on your enemies? Let me know in the comments.

    Published by Viking Mike

    Just a dude trying to get to Valhalla while raising a good lil' Viking.

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