While doing this, I was mindful of my step, mindful of the minnows in the creek, observant of the blue sky and creekside downcreek and upcreek, aware of some trash in the water under some rocks, aware of the sand shifting, aware of a place I had stepped before this rep of log carry, and mindful of a butterfly (Little Yellow, I think) and some American Aster and more.
But it is advanced work. Not for beginners.
Start being able to balance on 2x4s and being able to carry light/medium objects on level surfaces, then start getting out walking on uneven surfaces (parks, etc.).
After a few months (or years, depending on your starting point) of that (ligaments, tendons, and neural networks take time to develop and become efficient), work on carrying light/medium objects on uneven surfaces and on 2x4s. Again, do this a few months or more, keeping it interesting with manageable variations.
Then you can get to stepping from object to object (boards; rocks; other flat surfaces) with a weight. Again, do this a few months or more, keeping it interesting with manageable variations. Challenge yourself within your competence level.
Then you can get to unstable, complex terrain (sand; slopes; uneven rocks; unstable footing) carrying heavy objects like in this video. Be mindful. Plan your path. Look around. Know the near and the far surroundings. Look down; look up.
But you must have your core and legs and balance and mindfulness developed to do this effectively and efficiently. The point is to be stronger and better, not to get hurt.
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