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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 […]

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, […]