If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know by now I’m into apocalypse training. Most people would call it a fitness regime, but for me it is most definitely about not being too fat, too slow, too weak to survive.
To that end, I have made a decision. At least once a week, every week, I am going on an Apocalypse Walk to get myself ready- and I want YOU to join me.
What makes the Apocalypse Walk different from normal walking?
A number of things. First and foremost, the Apocalypse Walk is specifically designed to increase your chances of survival. It will increase strength and stamina and stop your bitching. Now, I’m NOT a doctor or a fitness instuctor: Before beginning the walk I suggest you take advice from people in these wonderful professions- especially if you’ve not exercised before or have health conditions.
That out of the way, let me explain how this works.
For the Apocalypse walk, you don’t need any special equipment- at least not to start. You just need you, an outfit suitable for post apocalyptic survival, some boots and a backpack. You also need a hill. A good, long, steep hill. If you don’t have one of those, you can do this on the treadmill with the gradient up high- but it’s better to be outside.
Now, the next step is very simple. I want you to walk up that hill. I want you to walk up it every week, no matter what (unless the what is potentially life threatening). As you get fitter, and more used to walking up that hill in all weather conditions, I want you to- slowly, very slowly- add weight to your bag, to simulate carrying the things you’ll need. Once you’ve got used to that, I want you to consider starting wearing a chainmail shirt on that walk, on that hill. And then I want you to walk down it. Same conditions.
I want you to do it in snow, in boiling sunshine. I want you to take only what you can carry, and learn to prioritise and survive- so on hot days your pack will be full of water. I want you to learn what post apocalyptic wandering will be. And I want you to do it until it’s easy. Then I want you to make it harder on yourself somehow.
And I want you to report how you’re doing to me, on twitter. You can follow me @gingerkytten. Tag your posts #ApocalypseWalk. I’ll encourage you, bully you- whatever it takes.
My first Apocalypse Walk is tonight. Tomorrow, maybe there will be photos. The first ever offical In Case of Survival Apocalypse Walk. It’ll make you fit, and sexy and strong, but most importantly, it’ll help you survive.