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The Formula for Perfect Fitness (Kind of) Exists

This was an interesting read on several different studies. They all combine to help you evaluate your fitness regiment. At the end of the day, it's all about striking that balance where you get enough exercise, but don't over do... Continue Reading →

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Perspective on OCRs

I'm always a fan of Margaret's writing, on Dirt In Your Skirt and Mud Run Guide. Here's a little piece from her, and a glimpse in her mind, over her time in the OCR world.  I have a little bit... Continue Reading →

My Spartan Sprint Recap

Saturday was finally they day! Yeah, I ran a 5k a few weeks back, but the Spartan Sprint in Rutland, MA was going to be the real test of how my ankle is faring. Well, I survived and my ankle... Continue Reading →

Been awhile…

It's been a little while since I posted anything other than some articles. I've just been busy, including my 1st Spartan of the season and my 1st mountain bike adventure. I'll most likely end up writing about those very soon.... Continue Reading →

A Spartan Recap and a Rant

I usually read all of the race recaps that Mud Run Guide posts. It's always fun to see what people think and to start planning for my races (there isn't much variation in terms of the obstacles they have). That... Continue Reading →

How to Clean up After an Obstacle Race or Mud Run

An often overlooked part of any OCR is the aftermath. You're excited, exhausted, and absolutely covered in mud and sweat. So how do you get home? Most people don't want to just hop in their car and head home, caked... Continue Reading →

Some words on motivation

I know I've talked about this before, but it came up again before my run. It was one of those beautiful days where it's cold and rainy that make you just want to run. Or not. I also didn't sleep... Continue Reading →

A beginners view of the Citi Field Sprint

It's always refreshing to hear someones take on their first Spartan Race, or any of the obstacle races out there. This one struck a little chord with me as my first was a Stadium Sprint as well.And, just like the... Continue Reading →

“Stupid” Challenges and Other Updates

I'll call it what it is: I'm doing another "stupid" challenge this month, just because I can. Instead of 100 push-ups a day for 30 days, I'm aiming for a simple 30 burpees every morning for the month of June.... Continue Reading →

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