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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#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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Falling On Your Face in the Mud Reduces Stress

Walk the Plank

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Is it possible participating in obstacle course racing is helping you deal with stress? I think most regular OCR athletes would answer that with a resounding “yes.” Another podcast-inspired post today, this time from the Fat-Burning Man podcast. Host Abel James was interviewing Dr. Pedram Shojai,…

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