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March 24, 2012 / Sarah

SERE Boston 6 day countdown

In 6 days it will be Friday March 30th. At approximately 9pm on Friday March 30th myself and many others will be starting the 12 hour challenge known as SERE.

What’s S.E.R.E? It “Focuses on natural and tactical Survival through STRENGTHENING your mind, advancing your ENDURANCE , building self-RELEIANCE and ultimately EVOVLING you in to what we both know you can become.” Source.

I’m doing SERE Boston which is the basic level and will last about 12 hours. 9pm-9am. It will push me physically and mentally to my limits and then break through those set limits. It’s a team challenge meaning the whole group will be broken into teams and led by an instructor. The teams compete against each other to see which one can complete the given assignment first. First team to finish wins.

Honestly though it’s not about winning. It’s about team work. I’ve never done anything this physically or mentally demanding in team form. It is going to be quite the experience and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to join a group of people who are so determined and focused. It’s going to be good for me.

I don’t know what I will be doing in terms of the assignment. I’m not even sure where in Boston it is. They give you a gear list and I’m pretty much all set on that but you can’t really guess from the items on it what will be asked of you. Ready for it?


  • Pack/Ruck
  • 10-12’ blue water rope
  • Carabineer
  • 20% body weight sandbag (waterproofed)
  • Headlamp
  • Gloves
  • White t-shirt
  • Camelback
  • Chem light
  • Space blanket
  • Black sharpie
  • Duct tape
  • Extra large trash bag
  • 4 zip-lock 1 gallon bags
  • Headlamp with red light mode
  • Personal ID
  • Quitters fee (aka taxi fee incase you can’t finish)
  • Personal items you may want/need

🙂 🙂

Currently the weather outlook…. pretty darn good


My training for this has been nothing special. Just what I’m already doing in preparation for CMC and the Death Race. I did hill sprints up this baby a few nights ago…


8:30pm darkness ruins visibility but it goes up then it’s flat and then goes up steeper. Kicker? there’s a graveyard at the top. Spooks!

The gym has been an oven this past week that the big industrial style garage door leading to the parking lot has been left open (aka allowing me to incorporate both inside and outside really easy)!

Killah workout:

3x thru:

  1. 40# hill farmer walks
  2. hill suicides

4x thru:

  1. 20 sledgehammer slams
  2. 15 35# KB swings
  3. 30 double rope slams
  4. hill suicides
  5. 15 50# thrusters

10 hill suicides to finish



I’m off to ice, shovel in some food and work. Now that’s multitasking. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Hill sprints?

Inside or outside workouts?

Any upcoming races/events?



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  1. Alexandra / Mar 24 2012 4:43 pm

    Awesome! Sounds like such a cool event! I know you’re gonna own it 😉
    Good luck shoveling and enjoy your weekend!

  2. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl / Mar 24 2012 4:56 pm

    i want to do this!! i can’t wait to hear how it goes 😀 gooooood luck!

  3. Amy Lauren / Mar 24 2012 6:33 pm

    That sounds pretty intense, but you can do it! Good luck and let us know how it goes 🙂

  4. Kat / Mar 26 2012 1:37 pm

    wow that sounds INSANE! good luck lady!! And as for hill sprints. Im ALL about them! Bring on the booty burn 🙂

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