If OCR athletes were professional wrestlers from the 80s and 90s

Disclaimer: The following article is for entertainment purposes only. This will not be a big surprise, but guys oftentimes find themselves in sports discussions that are too dumb to measure.  This could very well fall into that category.  It’s the type of discussion that I envision would happen if I hung out more with the guys from BROCR Media. Anyways, professional wrestling is built upon personalities and obstacle racing has its … Continue reading If OCR athletes were professional wrestlers from the 80s and 90s

OCR Mission Trip 2018: Changing Lives

Little Jorge stopped 10 yards short of the finish line amidst our yells to continue on to the finish. Unphased, he knelt down in a 3-point stance, looked up and with a fierce look on his face, sprinted to the finish line, and jumped in my arms. Continue reading OCR Mission Trip 2018: Changing Lives

OCR World Championships: Where does it rank?

Saturday afternoon in the lobby of the Westin Trillium Resort in Blue Mountain Village, someone asked me how I would rank the OCR World Championships against other races. I paused. Then paused some more. I’m sure there was a blank stare on my face. My mind churned as I quickly tried to form an answer. Steam may have come out of my ears as the … Continue reading OCR World Championships: Where does it rank?

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 country.  Actually, I probably shouldn’t have even signed up for the … Continue reading Salming Trail 5s carried me through the Barkley Fall Classic 50K

How to fight a giant (AKA Barkley Fall Classic)

Fighting a giant is no easy task.  It will hammer you with blow after blow, leaving you yelping in pain and moaning with agony.  However, should you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of fighting a giant, I offer these words of reality that probably will not help you.  After all, you already signed up or are considering registering for the Barkley Fall Classic, proving … Continue reading How to fight a giant (AKA Barkley Fall Classic)

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 stop” attitude – manically pushing themselves through strenuous workout after … Continue reading That’s not really discipline