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{Dealing with Disappointment}

{Dealing with Disappointment}

I realize that I’ve fallen off of the radar as of late, and for the first time since creating this blog I have taken a break from frequent posting (which any dedicated blogger knows is a big “no-no” if you want to remain relevant!). Much of this I feel can be attributed to a personal life … Continue reading

{Work Life Balance}

{Work Life Balance}

It occured to me this morning while driving home from an early morning Orangetheory Fitness class, that it has been a while since my last update. Although my recent silence has not been entirely intentional, I must admit that a step back from feeling the obligation of blogging has provided a much needed break. It seems that … Continue reading

{Race Bib DIY}

{Race Bib DIY}

Upon moving into our new house this past December, I found myself perplexed over what to do with a set of built in cabinets in my front office. They were just… boring. They needed some pizzazz. Well my darling hubby, being the genius that he is, came up with a brilliant idea! He suggested that … Continue reading

{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

{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

{Claude Godbout: Spartan Race World Champion}

{Claude Godbout: Spartan Race World Champion}

September 20, 2014;  an epic day in the world of Obstacle Racing. The small town of Killington, Vermont was flooded with thousands of anxious racers, who toed the line of a course that they could only hope they had trained well enough to successfully complete. The much anticipated Spartan Race World Championship had descended upon … Continue reading

{Mud Endeavor: Castle Canyon II}

{Mud Endeavor: Castle Canyon II}

When thinking of the typical Florida race, whether road, trail, or OCR, people instantly think of courses that are flat, humid, and possibly a little bit swampy. Hills are far from the mind when a Florida race is considered, and many racers plan their training primarly around prepping for heat and humidity instead of elevation. … Continue reading

{Race Entry Giveaway: BattleFrog Series}

{Race Entry Giveaway: BattleFrog Series}

All right everyone, it’s time to give away an entry to another great race! For anyone familiar with OCR, you’ve likely heard buzz about BattleFrog, one of the most recent additions to our sport, and an event that is quickly gaining the respect and admiration of obstacle racers everywhere. Now as you know, I’m a Spartan … Continue reading

{Mud Titan: Roberts Ranch}

{Mud Titan: Roberts Ranch}

This weekend signified great news for many of the OCR lovers in Florida. With the arrival of September, we know that this means the summer lull in racing is finally over! Each summer, as the sweltering heat and oppressive humidity bears down on our southernmost state, most Florida runners go quiet as races move north, … Continue reading