If you missed Part 1 in this series, click here. In a nutshell, author and martial arts coach Mark Hatmaker recently posted The Self-Resilient Readiness Test and I’m working my way through them to assess my ability to self-rescue.
Mark’s motivational scoring method is: You get zero points for not facing the challenge, 1/2 a point for failing and 1 full point for successful completion.
In the video below I’m facing questions 2, 3, and 5 and I’m moving with the agility and grace of a ‘possum dragging a #1 Bridger trap. But the point is to face your readiness or lack thereof, so…
My Scores So Far
#2: Run at top speed for 200 yards. I’m slow, but I did it. 1 point.
#3: Jump over waist high obstacles. Close but no cigar. 1/2 point.
#5: 25 dips. They were pathetic and I had to take breaks. 1/2 point.
#9: One minute unprepared breath hold. Check. 1 point.
#13: One minute shower on full cold. Check. 1 point.
Total Score so far: 4 points out of max score of 5
Wanna play along? Post your scores in the comments!
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