Product Review: SmashPack

Product Review: SmashPack

Weekends are busy, whether attending a race, at the gym, or simply out running errands, it’s easy to find yourself starving with no healthy snacks in sight. If you’re anything like me, it’s likely you have snacks stashed in your car, bag, purse, or pocket, however it can be tough to find between-meal treats that … Continue reading

Raising A Runner

Raising A Runner

Today I looked on as my son trudged forward slowly, head down, sweat dripping down his forehead, his face filled with angst. I watched as he contemplated his surroundings, as if entwined in an intense personal battle, seeking meaning and purpose in the task at hand. He was struggling, he was doubting himself, yet he … Continue reading

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