About Me

Photo by John Besicher
Photo by John Beischer

First of all, I feel like I really need to clarify what rucking is and why doing it with wine is so important.

Rucking, simply put, is walking really fast with a heavy backpack. It’s a term that I have never questioned in the military but while in college, I would pack my large issued military rucksack… aka backpack… and my civilian roommates would ask me what it was. That’s when I realized that it’s not a common word and no doubt the United States Government probably made it up.

Rucking is a full body work out. You’ve got to keep your abs tight to keep your upper body holding the 35+ lbs of weight and gear and your legs have got to move you at a fairly brisk pace. Army standard is 12 miles in three hours with 35 lbs.

Why ruck? Apparently, as a Soldier, you’ve got to get from point A to point B ’cause bad guys or something.

That’s what they tell me.

I’m sure you’ve probably gathered that 5’5″ 120 lb me probably doesn’t enjoy rucking but you see, when I ruck I like to think that I’m training for my dream vacations IE backpacking in Peru or Japan. So, maybe the Army just invented it for awesome hiking vacation preparation?

Also, in college we used to ruck around with beer and wine in our canteens.

This blog is the culmination of what I like to do even if I’m not good at it. What I like to do can be summed up in a few categories on my blog: fitness, food, travel, drinks, and art.

Those categories are me in a nutshell.

Besides that, I’m a twenty something serving in the United States Army. I’m in the Field Artillery. I graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a degree in Theology and Visual Arts. I also went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I was a Slytherin.

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