Awesome and Terrible: Wim Hof Cold Shower Week #1

cold shower in river

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A few days ago, I mentioned how I was going to start off on the Wim Hof program to adopt cold showers in my life.  The reasons for this are many, but until today I don’t think I really thought about the emotional reasons as well…

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How Do I Just Get Over It?

Improvement Road Sign

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hi everyone – it’s been a couple of months since I kept our twice-weekly schedule of posting going. Lots has been going on, and not necessarily in a good way. Still, we can always learn something from our circumstances. Indeed, if we’re not learning from them, then…

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Obstacle Racing: All Kids Should Do It

Mud Ninja American Ninja Warrior obstacle

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I know I’ve mentioned it before, but one of my favorite races I run every year is the Mud Ninja race here in Ohio. It’s local, it supports autism charities, it’s super-family-friendly, and most importantly it’s super fun! The 2016 incarnation of this race was late…

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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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