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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, […]

The Spectacular Spider-Squirrel Feeds...

The Spectacular Spider-Squirrel Feeds America!

So, this is simple: buy a shirt, and 100% of the proceeds goes towards Feeding America. BOOM. http://rdbl.co/1N7Kz0Y

Family Fitness and the JFK Challenge

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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 […]

The Bushido Challenge — Round 2...

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Earlier this year I had the absolute pleasure of participating in the inaugural Bushido Challenge OCR (see my post here). After the success of the initial race, the management team at Bushido decided to add a second race in Virginia to this year — woohoo!! David Martin and company put on a great event, and […]

Bushido Challenge — New OCR Rev...

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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 […]

Tri-State Super Spartan (New Jersey)

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About two weeks ago I was looking at my race schedule and realized, for the first time, that I had an opportunity to complete not just my first-ever Spartan Trifecta in fewer than six months, but that I could actually go for a DOUBLE Trifecta. Cool! Now, before I go any further, allow me to […]

Junior Spartans!

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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.

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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

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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, […]