Wildness has always intrigued me. I love learning about and practicing some of the skills that humans have used to survive for hundreds of thousands (or millions) of years. I love trying to connect with what it means to be a wild human animal. Which is one of the reasons I am so excited about participating in the first Hunter Gatherer Survival Run in Texas on October 5th, 2013. This race is a 100 kilometer(or 50k option) primitive skills themed survival run. It is, as far as I know, the first race of it’s kind. It mixes the worlds of ultra running, obstacle racing, natural movement, survival training, and primitive skills. As an ultra runner and primitive skills enthusiast this event calls to me strongly. To say that it is going to be challenging is a gross understatement. I have no expectations other than to train hard, give it 100%, and to have no regrets.
I made a video of my training after Josue, the HG Race Director, posted on facebook asking for submissions for personal training videos. I love working on cinematography and am always looking for new projects so I was excited to have one to do. I also made the song in the video. Music production is another hobby I’m picking up but I haven’t named the song or my music project yet. Someday.
Here’s the video. I hope you enjoy it.