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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

{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 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

{Mud Mingle}

{Mud Mingle}

The 2014 race season has officially begun!  (Cue wild cheering, angels singing, trumpets blaring… And perhaps some confetti and balloons!  Okay, so perhaps that’s a bit much, but needless to say, I’m excited.) After a few weeks off from racing, I returned last weekend with a revived motivation to train, to improve myself physically and … Continue reading

{Badass Snowball Bash}

{Badass Snowball Bash}

Tis the season… to run awesome holiday themed races!  With all of the Ugly Sweater and Jingle Bell runs popping up all over the country, it was high time that an obstacle race ran with the idea and made a Christmas race of their own! And for us Floridians, Badass Bash was just the race to do … Continue reading

{Triple Race Challenge Part 2: Mud Titan}

{Triple Race Challenge Part 2: Mud Titan}

With the success of Pretty Muddy still freshly earned, we left the the festival area and headed back out on the road, making our way to the next event of the day, Mud Titan. Now Mud Titan is the type of event that a true mud runner really loves!  Situated in the heart of the countryside, … Continue reading