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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Enter the Shrinkage: Dealing with Cold

polar bear plunge

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Unless you were on my swim team when I was growing up, something that most people don’t know about me is that I may be the world’s biggest cold-water wuss.  It’s true. Getting into the water when it’s anything but a tepid bath or warmer is…

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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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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 – What Motivates You?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn We got pretty deep during today’s #OCRChat when we delved into the subject of motivation – and what exactly it is that gets us out to race, to train regularly, and to always put out best selves forward. And I think we all learned that it’s really a…

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