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This Meet-Up group will be loosely based on the GORUCK model of group activity and philosophy of exercise; to basically get outside and urban-hike, with a weighted pack on ones back. An urban-hike is synonymous with rucking. According to (GORUCK, 2018), rucking is, “Carrying a weighted pack on your back. It implies action, energy, and purpose.” Even though this group is geared towards people familiar with rucking (and wanting to start doing so with a group of others), it will also be accepting of people wanting to learn about rucking, and is open to children, adults, and friendly dogs. In addition, this recurring-ruck (or urban-hike) will seek to do rucks primarily in Queens and Brooklyn; with a strong, initial, focus on the Rockaway Beach area. However, the hope is that as the group grows, the group will decide new locations - as we see fit. Expect each urban-hike to last approximately two hours; which will include stretching, warming-up and cooling down. Please, also, note that this event could be best classified as mild to moderately intense, and these events do not cancel unless there is extreme weather. So, please attend with proper footwear and clothing. In addition, it is recommended, but not necessary, to bring a weighted backpack (or better yet a GORUCK); I have one or two weighted GORUCKS to loan. So, reach out to me. As well, please bring two liters of water or more, and please show up properly hydrated. Sadly, lunch or other food will not be made available, so pack accordingly. It is also, highly, suggested that you visit the GORUCK website to learn more; look around it, watch the videos and maybe ponder signing up for an actual event to do with this group. Moreover, this particular event will meet at and leave from the Rockaway Beach Veterans’ Memorial Circle, located between Beach 120th and 121st streets on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Here is a helpful link: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/veterans-circle/monuments/106
This Saturday’s weather is forecast to be lovely, and an ocean dip might be just the right amount of awesomeness needed after a five mile ruck along the boardwalk, or maybe down by the water’s edge… So, even though an ocean dip is not part of the official event, it might not be a bad idea to have a towel, a bagged lunch and a pair of swimming trunks packed away in ones GORUCK. Reference
goruck.com (2018) https://www.goruck.com/what-is-rucking/ . Accessed 09/18/2018
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