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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

{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

{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 Endeavor: Under The Lights}

{Mud Endeavor: Under The Lights}

There’s something very exciting about an obstacle race run at night. The darkness seems to morph the course into an entirely different animal, casting shadows across the mud and obstacles, thus creating a very unique and energy-charged experience for participants. Recently hosting the second installment of their successful night race “Under The Lights”, Mud Endeavor … Continue reading

{Spartan Chicked – The Buddy System}

{Spartan Chicked – The Buddy System}

Each Tuesday I rise early to quietly prepare for my morning run, careful not to disturb the rest of my sleeping household. Once ready, instead of simply stepping outdoors and traveling through my own neighborhood to complete my training for the day, I instead hop into my Jeep and drive twenty minutes south to a … 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

{Savage Race Review}

{Savage Race Review}

Savage Race took central Florida by storm, quite literally, the weekend of March 29th and 30th as it returned to the site of its humble beginnings, the breathtakingly beautiful Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City.  The stage had been set as thousands of eager participants arrived to embark on a treacherous 7.1 mile journey through … Continue reading