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{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

{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

{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

{Mud Titan II}

{Mud Titan II}

After a busy beginning to the 2014 racing season, the Florida heat has returned with a vengeance, and I find myself with a tapering race schedule as local obstacle racing takes a hiatus. And as I anticipate a summer which appears to be filling with travel to several Spartan Race events due to my recent venture with … Continue reading

{Mud Endeavor: Little Manatee River}

{Mud Endeavor: Little Manatee River}

This year has been a great year of growth for the Mud Endeavor events. Originally hosted at the same venue each race, this already stellar series has expanded its horizons and brought its innovative course off of the motor cross field and into some beautiful new terrain. April 5th brought Mud Endeavor fans to a … Continue reading

{Mud Slayers}

{Mud Slayers}

There’s something very primal about running an obstacle race competitively. I’ve compared it before to a hunt, or a battle, as it thrusts one into a mental place in which survival and completion is all that matters. It is an epic struggle of surpass or be surpassed, overcome or be defeated.  I love the adrenaline rush, the pulse pumping … Continue reading

{Hog Wild Mud Run V}

{Hog Wild Mud Run V}

The day began crisp and cool, as steam rose off of the still ponds that hundreds of runners were about to splash through with reckless abandon. Immense structures lay in wait, standing tall in the vast fields, beckoning eager participants to take on the particular challenge they boasted.  It was officially race day, and Hog Wild … Continue reading

{Mud Endeavor: Castle Canyon}

{Mud Endeavor: Castle Canyon}

Mud Endeavor‘s gone and done it again!  What’s that you ask?  Simple, they created yet another beautiful, challenging, technical, yet extremely fun course for everyone from the elite to the 1st time racer to enjoy!  It’s almost a shame that Mud Endeavor is only located in Florida, as this race is one that I’m sure … Continue reading