The Battle Against Myself

The Battle Against Myself

I remember it vividly. Sitting at a small wooden table in the basement of my hometown church, the buzz of children fills the  room. I look up and observe my surroundings; colorful construction paper, dripping bottles of Elmer’s Glue, and books with stories about Jesus are strewn haphazardly about the table. However in that moment … Continue reading

High Expectations & the OCR Experience

High Expectations & the OCR Experience

“Warrior Dash was stupid!” I overheard this exclamation burst forth from a participant in the festival area, their mud-caked figure standing in the shadow of a bright red slide which was sending gleeful racers careening into a dark pool of murky water below. “It was boring, and the obstacles sucked,” a fellow racer lamented. Having yet to step across the … Continue reading

Beginning A New Chapter

Beginning A New Chapter

Hi. It’s been a while. I decided it was time to pop in for a quick update, as I’ve recently become concious of the fact that my writing has been rather sparce as of late. There is a very distinct reason why I’ve recently taken a step back from writing. You see, the recent months have lead … Continue reading

A Spartan Scandal: The Annual Pass Conundrum

A Spartan Scandal: The Annual Pass Conundrum

Well, Spartan Race has gone and done it again; made a business decision without consulting all of the passionate Obstacle Racers who obviously know how to run a company better than they do… As you may have heard, Spartan Race increased the price of their Annual Pass yesterday (gasp!), subsequently causing an uproar that has spread like … Continue reading

Product Review: OS1st Compression

Product Review: OS1st Compression

It seems as though most runners who commit to any amount of long distance training and racing will inevitably discover a deep love of compression sleeves of all shapes, sizes, and lengths. I am no stranger to this phenomenon, having immediately recognized the benefit of donning quality compression – both during and post run – … Continue reading

Ringing in a New Year at BattleFrog Xtreme

Ringing in a New Year at BattleFrog Xtreme

The BattleFrog Championship race took Central Florida by storm this weekend, delivering a race which sought to rival all competitors. Since its inception, BattleFrog has sought to position itself as the top dog in the OCR world, and has made bold marketing choices (case in point: a large digital ad in Times Square and the recent … Continue reading

Anticipating BattleFrog Xtreme!

Anticipating BattleFrog Xtreme!

In less than a week the inaugural BattleFrog Series Championship will be taking place near Orlando, Florida. Many OCR enthusiasts have been anxiously anticipating this event, eager to experience the culmination of an exciting 2015 racing season. The 5 mile course has been prepared to pack a punch, as 32 challenging obstacles have been thoughtfully placed with the intent to test the mettle … Continue reading

{2015 Black Friday Race Discounts}

{2015 Black Friday Race Discounts}

The holiday season has arrived once more, and as Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approach, epic race discounts are being announced! To keep it simple, I’ve compiled a list of OCR discounts and sales. Simply find your favorite race, or perhaps a new one you’ve been dying to try, and get signed up! I’ll … Continue reading