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.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Best Laid Plans

Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard we try and how well we plan...It simply doesn't matter. 

If the universe has decided it's going to flip your day upside-down...guess what. That's it. And that's precisely what has happened this past month here in good ol' New England.

Massachusetts has had a "historic amount" of snowfall since late January. So far, something like 5 feet has been dumped on the city of Boston, with the rest of the state seeing similarly devastating snowfall. We live in New England...snow is not show-stopping. This, however, is a bit much. 

So much, in fact, that it's completely thrown off both normal life and marathon training...for me AND others...But this isn't the first time somebody's plans have ever gotten thrown off.

Today's theme? Adapt or die.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Why?

There have been A LOT of mornings lately where I've woken up and asked myself "Why?""what was I thinking?", etc.

Most mornings, I simply don't want to get out of bed. Most mornings I'm seriously questioning my decisions. To train for a winter marathon...to train for a marathon period... to work out 6 days a week...

This isn't the first time I've questioned myself like this though...and the answer is usually the same every time.