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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

{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

{Twenty Six Point Two}

{Twenty Six Point Two}

There’s nothing quite like the experience of bursting into tears of utter elation upon crossing the finish line of your very first marathon. The intense wave of emotions which cascades over you provides an intoxicating blend of pain, pleasure, relief and satisfaction. The months of early mornings, long runs, and anxious anticipation has finally brought … 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

{Women of Spartan: Ladies Run!}

{Women of Spartan: Ladies Run!}

We live in a society in which grim statistics reveal an unnerving escalation in the percentage of people who are obese, sedentary, and living with disease. The sheer volume of individuals who are allowing their lives to slip by with no inclination of striving toward a healthier lifestyle is staggering. In addition, we reside in … 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