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Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

So in a previous post I wrote about the La Sierra High School PE program and how my family adopted the basic tenets of the program to foster a healthier, more active lifestyle. That’s true. We work out, as planned, three days a week starting with a 7:30am wake-up and breakfast, moving to household chores, […]

Family Fitness and the JFK Challenge

Many of my friends have reposted that cool video of the 1960s high school workout promo, wherein high school kids are put through a rigorous training system involving calisthenics performed in a military/academy style. There’s a cadence, DI (drill instructor), coaches & trainers, and so forth. Orders are barked out by everyone, at the command […]

Bushido Challenge — New OCR Review!

To a real warrior, power perceived may be power achieved. This weekend, in the little town of Mineral, Virginia, I had the absolute pleasure to run both days in the inaugural Bushido Challenge¬†obstacle course race (OCR). I say “pleasure” because it was an absolute breath of fresh air, and I truly hope that this OCR […]

Junior Spartans!

Ever since I learned about Spartan Races, I knew about the Junior Spartan Race. It was something I’m sensitive to, as a Daddy to seven. Anything related to kids or family is caught by my eye, no matter how peripheral that thing may be. As soon as I learned about it, I told my wife […]

My First Race… EVER.

RACE DAY IS HERE! Ok, actually race day was a couple of weeks ago, on July 13th. It was held at Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. It was brutally awesome. I didn’t sleep well the night before the race — part jitters, part excitement, part hotel, part travel, part caffeine, etc. — but […]

Hate Mentality

Shortly after my first, official Spartan Race WOD, I decided I needed to get up to speed on training. Big time. I had fewer than 5 weeks left until my first race. Fortunately, while at the aforementioned Spartan Training, I met John “Hate” Sales. John’s an ISSA-certified Personal Trainer, Army soldier, nutritionist, sponsored OCR racer, […]