The Spectacular Spider-Squirrel

Posts tagged Spartan Race

Awesome OCR News!

SFM_June_Cover

I just received this press release and thought I’d share with you guys, here! What’s really cool about this, is that I’ve known Mikey for about a year – we met at the very first Bushido Challenge, where Mikey lent his mastery of music to the obstacles in order to create an atmosphere and environment […]

Tri-State Super Spartan (New Jersey)

20131001-211105.jpg

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!

20130916-134201.jpg

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

20130829-204043.jpg

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

20130829-170752.jpg

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!

IMG_4995

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

IMG_5656-epic

… 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.

Spartan-Race-Spartan-Logo2

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

Hate Mentality Logo-2color_v2

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’

20130717-231405.jpg

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 […]