This was a fun event, and after completing a Challenge in October I came into this without being too stressed out, and just looking for a fun afternoon and a good workout with friends. Cadre Aaron and Cadre Andy delivered, with some bright green logs, a game of charades, and another game that involved forming letters with our bodies after bear crawling and low crawling across a field.
By the end of these games we were all wet, cold, and tired - during our time at the field it rained, hailed, and did some other things that are difficult to describe. We ended up huddling together for warmth before rucking back to the start point:
When we got back to Boston Garden we held a relay race around the gardens that got pretty intense. My team lost by a few steps, edged out on the final lap by an incredible last minute effort.
The event closed with more PT and a reminder of why we do these events from the Cadre. It was a powerful message, and emphasized the point that Light ≠ Easy. It's never too late for poopy faces, and we were all hurting by the end of this - especially the HCL folks who had been going for 45+ hours at this point.
Finally it was time to get patched, take one final picture, and then try to restore feeling to our feet.
This was a really fun event, and helped remind me why I love GORUCK so much. The Cadre are incredible, the community is amazing, and even at a Light you can get a pretty strong sense of accomplishment. Doing this event made me want to sign up for every Light in Boston for the rest of the year - it's a fantastic way to spend a weekend afternoon. As an added bonus, I got to add another special patch to my collection: