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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Testimonial: the Power of OCR

Team Mudlife Crisis Forum

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Of all the reasons I have for my love of obstacle course racing, I think the one that really sticks with me the most is its power to change lives. More than any other sport, activity, or what have you, OCR seems to propel people to new…

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