Salming Trail 5s carried me through the Barkley Fall Classic 50K

You don’t take a knife to a gun fight and you don’t take the wrong pair of shoes to the Barkley Fall Classic.  Make either of those mistakes and you’ll be hurting in the worst of ways. Perhaps I shouldn’t have “tested” my new Salming Trail 5s on one of the most extreme courses in the … More Salming Trail 5s carried me through the Barkley Fall Classic 50K

That’s not really discipline

Unfortunately, for some, discipline becomes just a pretty moniker for something that is much less noble. They falsely define discipline as forcing themselves to undertake extreme workouts every single day regardless of their body’s condition.  They can’t back off because in their minds, slowing down is a weakness.  They adopt an extreme “Can’t stop.  Won’t … More That’s not really discipline

4 non-obvious reasons why obstacle racing makes me a better professor (I think)

My paying job is as an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.  I do a little bit of everything: teach, research, write, and even administer some educational initiatives.  So, what in the world makes me think (emphasis on think) that training and racing has anything to do with how I perform … More 4 non-obvious reasons why obstacle racing makes me a better professor (I think)