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The Hurricane Heat

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0400 came early. After having driven for more than 13 hours in a rental van, we checked into our hotel in Amesbury (MA), unloaded, put kids to bed, and then I tried to get some sleep. Only, I was far too excited. Yeah, I didn’t sleep for crud that night. Nonetheless, my energy levels were […]

RACE-cation!

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I’ve been planning on taking my [├╝ber-hawt] wife to Maine for a vacation for as long as I can remember. She’s been wanting to go since before we got together nearly 20 years ago. Last year, I finally got around to actually *planning* it — started setting aside a little bonus money here & there, […]

My First Race… EVER, pt.2

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… so, we trudge and we trudge — we take a few breaks along the hillside, sitting on our sandbags — and we trudge some more. This was, by far, the longest portion of the race for everyone around me. I saw veteran racers sitting down, wiping the sweat off of their brows and catching […]

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, […]

My Spartan Startin’

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So, I figure now is as good a time as any to start posting my journal of life-changing habits. I’ll start with a little about me. I’m a 37 year old (almost 38!) dude, husband to a gorgeous wife (going on 17 years of bliss), and daddy to seven of the most awesome kids this […]