As a fitness trainer, I have seen people start as “New Year’s Resolutioners” and instantly become regulars, but I have also seen many leave nearly as soon as they started for a variety of reasons. In an effort to help people stick to their fitness goals I wanted to provide a little advice for everyone in the fitness world to help make 2020 the best year for fitness yet.
In celebration of the summer solstice, athletes in Northern Alberta took to the trails for a twelve-hour evening obstacle course race at The Boneyard Compound. Participants were tasked with completing as many 8 kilometer loops featuring 26 obstacles as possible.
When we set goals, we know exactly where we want to end up but often have no idea how to get there. Incorporating S.M.A.R.T. goals is one of the most effective ways of keeping ourselves on track. This method of goal setting is a great way to narrow down not only your what, but your when, why, and how.
They can be seen at every event. Usually clad in brightly colored clothing and mud with a huge smile on their face. No, not racers. I am talking about the amazing volunteers that donate their time at each race to help make everyone’s experience a little bit better.
The weekend of the summer solstice welcomed obstacle course racers to the first ever Black Ops 12 hour race at the Boneyard OCR Compound, just south of Barrhead, Alberta, Canada. Although it was the weekend with the most sunlight of the year, racers and crew still had to grind their way through 7 hours of caliginous night.