Month End Wrap-up: News from OCR

I’ll be wrapping up some of the news we’re sharing and reporting from other sites on Twitter and our Facebook page here on a monthly basis.  Enjoy! Around the Industry: Outside Magazine Online reports that races are starting to drop their electrified obstacles.  Is this hallmark obstacle needed?  Will it…

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Pull Your Own Weight: Bodyweight Exercises

bodyweight exercises

Everyone has their favorite workout tools, for sure.  There are kettlebells, dumbbells, resistance bands, suspension trainers, barbells, Nautilus machines, ab wheels, and shake weights (okay, maybe not that last one).  There are workout DVDs, personal trainers, Zumba classes, yoga studios, and every type of routine you can imagine.  But for…

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Running Your First OCR: Timed or Team?

Mud Ninja team

It’s the New Year, and people are making decisions about which OCR races to run this season, their goals, and planning for training and the like. And when you’re making those decisions, one of the most important things to think about is the level at which you want to participate. And I’m not talking…

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It’s Winter – Take Off Your Coat


In between listening to David Bowie songs today (he passed away last night, leaving a large hole in my musical life), I actually had time to listen to a couple of podcasts.  One of those was Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement episode about movement in winter (here’s the transcript, and links to…

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Ditch the Labels for Better Health


Labels. They’re everywhere. Everyone seems to want to give themselves a little label to identify themselves: conservative or liberal; Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Pagan, Hindu; hipster, yuppie, dink; introvert or extrovert; DC or Marvel. It’s almost how we try to define ourselves. And there’s no doubt that labels can be helpful.…

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