{When Spartan’s Get Sick}

{When Spartan’s Get Sick}

Here I sit on my living room couch, huddled under a blanket, shrouded in a hoodie, sniffling, coughing, and downright grumpy; writing a blog about how much it stinks to be sick. Not that anyone is “good” at being sick, but I feel as though Spartan’s present a completely different breed of sick people. What … Continue reading

{The Unexpected Obstacles of Life}

{The Unexpected Obstacles of Life}

The interesting thing about each of our lives is that circumstances are constantly changing. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, we can always be certain that things will never stay exactly as they are today. For better or for worse, the act of living is rarely boring, and we all roll with the … Continue reading

{Product Review: It Works! Body Wrap}

{Product Review: It Works! Body Wrap}

I’ve recently seen advertisements, and I’ve heard a bit of buzz about the It Works! body wraps, a product said to flush out toxins and take inches away from your problem areas in a very short period of time. I found this product to be intriguing, but at the same time I was skeptical. How does … Continue reading

{South Carolina Spartan Race Weekend}

{South Carolina Spartan Race Weekend}

Puffs of chilled air from the bated breath of eager racers filled the early morning sky at Carolina Adventure World this past weekend, as thousands of runners poured into the sprawling venue. A much anticipated Reebok Spartan Race weekend had finally arrived for thousands of anxious participants, with a 12 mile Beast dominating the day … Continue reading

{This is WOR: The Women of Obstacle Racing}

{This is WOR: The Women of Obstacle Racing}

Shortly after 2014 had arrived with all of its pomp and circumstance, a group was created by Texas natives Elizabeth Rivera and Elizabeth Martinez (they call themselves “Liz Squared”) with the powerful and eye-catching name, “This is WOR: Women of Obstacle Racing”. Almost immediately droves of women began discovering the community, and excitement buzzed as … Continue reading

{Monster Challenges: The Dirt from Deby}

{Monster Challenges: The Dirt from Deby}

Earlier this year, I walked away from my first Monster Challenges experience with a pit in my stomach. A disappointing performance combined with some on-course snafus in the elite wave had tarnished my initial view of the event. So when an upcoming event was announced, I debated whether or not I would return to the race … Continue reading

{Stress & The Spartan Spirit}

{Stress & The Spartan Spirit}

It happens to the best of us. Life gets hectic, pressure builds, we feel pulled in a million directions by the constant demands of work and home. Then, before we have a moment to realize the epic struggle with which we are internally wrestling with, we suddenly find ourselves embroiled in a mental battle dictated … Continue reading

{Mud Endeavor V & Castle Canyon}

{Mud Endeavor V & Castle Canyon}

“This is the hardest race in the universe! And I did it!!” This is what my son enthusiastically exlaimed to Race Director, Randy, after he had earned his medal at Mud Endeavor V. With the help of myself and my husband, my little superhero had completed the 3 1/2 mile course, along with most of the … Continue reading

{April Dee Taking On The Vermont Championship}

{April Dee Taking On The Vermont Championship}

This year’s Vermont Championship on September 20th proved yet again to be one of the most difficult obstacle racing events in existence. It challenged all who dared set foot upon it’s treacherous pathways, and brought many to their knees as numerous obstacles combined with soul-crushing inclines sought to defeat even the most determined athletes. April … Continue reading