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The Inaugural BattleFrog World Championships!

This year I wanted to compete in more BattleFrog Series OCR events, but didn’t get to participate in¬†as many as I’d like to have done. Still, I managed to make it out to the much-vaunted Pittsburgh location, which has the usual BattleFrog (BFS) complement of obstacles and terrain, but includes the unique “Mine Swim” — […]

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 […]

The New England Sprint

The Hurricane Heat ended just a couple of hours ago. I headed back to the hotel to shower, in my clothes, and get ready for the next run. This time, it would be the actual New England Spartan Sprint (for more on the Hurricane Heat, see my previous post). Oh, and before you ask, yes, […]

The Hurricane Heat

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 […]

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, […]

My Spartan Startin’

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 […]