If you missed Part 1 & 2 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.
In the video below I’m facing question #6 — drag a 100 lb. sandbag 50 yards in under 30 seconds. Was I cheating a little by using a trashcan lid as a sled? Not sure, test doesn’t specify. But to compensate I set a course that was slightly uphill for the first two-thirds — and I still made it 19 secs. Video below.
Off camera I also tried question #11: Walk 50 yards out and back on one breath (without hurrying). Totally failed that one. Barely got the 50 yards!
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.
#6: Drag a 100 lb. sandbag 50 years in under 30 seconds. 19 seconds. 1 point
#9: One minute unprepared breath hold. Check. 1 point.
#10/11: Swim 25 years underwater or walk 50 yards out and back on one breath. Picked the later and failed. 1/2 point.
#13: One minute shower on full cold. Check. 1 point.
Total Score so far: 5 ½ points out of max score of 7
Wanna play along? Post your scores in the comments!
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