The Gong Show Way to Make Yourself Better


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Paging Chuck Barris… no, in all seriousness, this has nothing to do with the actual Gong Show (thank goodness – I really don’t want to go through the Unknown Comic and his cohorts again).  It has everything to do with setting goals that are going to…

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Rucking Your Way to Fitness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In all my hubbub about this whole cold shower thing I’ve been doing, I almost forgot about the other experiment that I’ve been doing of late to get in better shape for life. It wasn’t something I particularly planned to do, or that I thought through…

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Why Rain Means Better Training!

OCR race in the rain

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When I was in the National Guard and Army Reserves, there was an old saying that the training personnel liked to throw around:  “if it ain’t rainin’, we ain’t trainin’.” It was meant to be a motivational slogan to make you not hate being wet while…

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Feeling the Flow State: A New Racer’s Perspective

Flow State

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Since starting to do the weekly #OCRChat on Twitter a few months ago, I’ve been chatting with a fellow named Johnny Stinson, a budding obstacle racer from Ontario. He told me about how he was looking forward to doing his first Spartan Race and was voraciously gathering information…

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#OCRChat – Unconventional Training!

OCRChat Slackline

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn What a great #OCRChat we had today – we pulled out all the stops to talk about unconventional training techniques and we came up quite a few once things got rolling. Some, like slackline, car tire workouts, Bulgarian Bags, and a couple others required equipment; while…

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