About SOLO

SOLO is a Toronto-based obstacle racer and a health coach for Precision Nutrition. She writes about the sport of obstacle racing, health, travel, awesome gear and all things extreme at

Tough Mudder and Spartan Race: Experience vs Identity marketing

By |June 29th, 2016|

I will admit I have never once worn my Tough Mudder t-shirts. Some found their way into my mother’s closet. Some were gifted to students. Others donated to Value Village. Spartan gear on the other hand continues to prosper. Shorts, t-shirts, shoes, sweaters. I never thought twice of throwing on a piece of Spartan gear to go to the gym. Some Spartan shirts were carefully chosen (an old Ultra Beast t-shirt worn to a Spartan Sprint or Super creates just the right amount of psychological warfare).

Spartan Race – when volunteering SUCKS

By |June 21st, 2016|

Race volunteers are an integral part of any race. I have heard stories from racers, when a volunteer made their day with an encouraging word when it was most needed. What about volunteers themselves? What is their experience like?

10 Kinds of Obstacle Racers, Which One Are You?

By |June 3rd, 2015|

While you meet people from all walks of life on the racing circuit, the growth of obstacle racing over the years has allowed for a number of distinct groups to emerge. If you have been racing for a while, chances are you have run into one of these folks on the race course. [We love and need them all.]

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