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{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

{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 4: A Local Favorite}

{Mud Endeavor 4: A Local Favorite}

I’ve written about Mud Endeavor before, several times actually.  I could probably be as bold as to say that it’s my favorite local race, and it has earned this respect for very good reason. The obstacles are solid, the courses are well marked and extremely well thought out, and the races themselves are challenging enough … Continue reading

{Spartan 30 Day Challenge: Pushups}

{Spartan 30 Day Challenge: Pushups}

Alright folks, Spartan Race has begun yet another 30 day challenge! And the challenge for the month of April is… Push-Ups! The task is simple: Beginning today, all you must do is complete 30 push-ups each day for 30 consecutive days.  You can complete them all at once, in sets of 10s, 5s, or even … 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