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Race Review: Pittsburgh Spartan Sprint & Super Weekend

By |October 25th, 2018|

October is an exciting and bittersweet time of year in obstacle racing.  If you're like me, your season is winding down.  The calendar only has a few dates left on it and you're gearing up for championships and the long off-season of winter training. 

Admiring OCR Greatness: Mariane Lirio

By |October 22nd, 2018|

Earlier this year, I had what felt like a chance in a lifetime to interview Mariane Lirio. Me reaching out had a lot to do with how impressed I was with Mariane Lirio in the OCR circuit. Do any of you know of a Mariane Lirio? Or, better question, how many of us sleep on the prowess most women have in the OCR industry?

Race Recap: Spartan Ultra Beast Killington Vermont

By |September 27th, 2018|

On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, I sat in my car with no medal, no t-shirt, no photo representing my Spartan glory. How dare I assume you could just show up and demolish a Spartan Ultra Beast Killington Vermont. Seriously, I'm kind of embarrassed. Looking back, I simply did too much.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Beast 2018

By |September 17th, 2018|

It wouldn’t be a complete year of racing without traveling to Snohomish, Washington to take on the second in a two-weekend Spartan race series at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center. Known for its brutally muddy US Championship series super and sprint in the spring, the beast and sprint weekend is known as the final piece in the Seattle trifecta – a keystone OCR for the area.

Addressing the Stigma of Injury

By |September 11th, 2018|

The 2018 OCR season has been a real eye-opener for me. I’ve already dealt with a medial DNF, earned a nice broken foot and, as I type this, sit here with all kinds of patterns of kinesiology tape on my back, applied by a chiropractor at a licensed PT facility. As I age, I find I’m more susceptible to injury, and those recovery times seem to lengthen after every birthday.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Portland Sprint 2018

By |August 13th, 2018|

I’ll begin by saying I live in Portland, Oregon, but this “Portland” race is actually located about 40 minutes away, so there will be no location bias here. The Portland Spartan Sprint is hands down the best Spartan Race location in the nation. Facts are fact, Mud Run Guide fans!

Race Review: Spartan Sprint Fort Knox

By |July 30th, 2018|

Having an event located on/near a military base and naming it an "Honor Series" I expected a lot of patriotic fanfare and pride for our nation's military. However, at the end of the day, it just didn't measure up.

Race Recap: Spartan Race DC Sprint

By |July 13th, 2018|

My apologies for being late to the party with this Spartan Sprint race recap outside of Washington DC. Unfortunately, I’m not independently wealthy and I’ve yet to find anyone interested in sponsoring a recreational but also average OCR athlete. In other words, I’ve been out of town traveling for work.

Race Review: Spartan Super – Austin 2018

By |May 29th, 2018|

It is amazing how far I’ve come personally.  I started off just doing a Tough Mudder half 2 years ago. This year I have done a race almost every two weeks the past couple of months.  I finally got to try my first Spartan at the Spartan Super outside Austin, Texas. There are lots of things to definitely discuss.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Big Bear Beast 2 – Soul Crusher

By |May 25th, 2018|

Yes. The second coming of Spartan Race Big Bear was given the moniker “Soul Crusher” by the Trailmaster himself, Steve Hammond. I honestly don’t think I could have come up with a more fitting name.

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