Monday, June 1, 2015

The Marathon

They say The Marathon changes you.

Just over three weeks ago I finished my first marathon.
26.2 miles. For 5 hours, 12 minutes and 5 seconds I ran, jogged, walked, and struggled. But in the end, I crossed that finish line. I finished. And at the finish line...I wasn't really sure what to feel. Finishing that marathon...achieving such a feat..it really made me take a hard look at where I'm at and how far I've come.

The Marathon did change me...and the nugget of knowledge I gained? It's one I will never let go of.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Time Has Come - 26.2

Mother Nature gave me an out.

Taking place late February, the Hyannis Marathon was supposed to be my first full marathon. However, thanks to the worst snowfall in Massachusetts history...it was cancelled. I easily could've bailed. I could've just kept quiet, done the other races on my list, and never brought up "26.2" again.

But I didn't.

And now I'm sitting in a hotel room in Maine. And in 11 hours I'll be standing in the starting corral of the 2015 Maine Coast Marathon...my first marathon.



Holy crap...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Battlefrog's (Literal) "Make Or Break" Moment

"When something bad happens, you have three choices. 
You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."

Something interesting is happening in the OCR world right now: BattleFrog (a reportedly fantastic obstacle race series born just a year ago) is now implementing MAJOR changes to the rest of their schedule for 2015 as well as to their format in general.

What will ultimately be the death or rebirth of BattleFrog as an OCR series is unfolding right now before our eyes. So what's involved? What's at stake? How will this affect BattleFrog, it's participants & staff, and the OCR scene as a whole? And why are people so damn mad?

Now that the dust is beginning to settle...let's take a look.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Looking Back - BoldrDash on the Beach

So, by now it's no secret that I overloaded myself this past summer. So many people believed in me and my message that I was inundated with opportunities to get out there and show people you can do it. Now that my wedding, the summer, and my race season is over, it's time to catch up.  This is the first of many long-overdue race recaps and product reviews from the past year.

TODAY...I'm stoked. TODAY I revisit a GREAT obstacle race. My wife's very first OCR...

BOLDRDASH ON THE BEACH!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Back To Basics

I Have Lost My Way.

I've been lost, wandering, and floundering nutritionally and in my fitness since just before my wedding last August. Going on 6 months now. 3 months of flat-out not working out, and 3 months of trying and failing to stick with a program. Nothing has stuck. I feel lost.

This is not a new feeling for me, and I don't like how the rest of the story goes. I know there are others, probably some people reading this, who are in the same boat - forward progress has come to a complete halt, or maybe never began in the first place. Eventually everyone will hit a plateau, or flounder, or get lost, or fall off the wagon...the trick is centering yourself and getting back on track.

Fortunately, I know how to stop this and right the ship. I'm not going to allow myself to go back over 200 lbs.

It's time to go back to basics.