Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breaking Point ...Literally

This has got to be the single most frustrating thing that has happened to me in recent memory.
For those who may not have read, I finished the Spartan Beast at Mt. Killington, VT (their World Championship course)...but long story short I broke my knee in the process. Now, I'm left with the aftermath - recovery, healing, and attempting to live daily life pretty much without the use of my left leg (for 6 - 12 weeks). 

Today marks the halfway point through my "initial recovery"...but man...I've about had it. 
(Forewarning - some pictures in this post might be slightly...gross.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Beast

It's been two weeks...it's finally time to talk about this. On September 20th, 2014 I did the single most challenging thing I have ever done in my life -

The Spartan Race Beast at Mt. Killington, VT.
The VT Beast. I thought I knew...I thought I could take it like a champ. I thought I'd be ready - really ready.

I had no idea...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fear Is The Mind-Killer

72 hours from this moment, this moment that I'm writing this..."the gun will go off", so to speak, and I will begin what will be the most difficult race I've ever run...The Vermont Spartan Beast. It will test me, it will try me, and it will push me to my limits. It will show me what I'm really made of. And y'know what I've come to accept?

I must not fear.

I must not fear The Mountain. I must not fear The Beast. I just have to put one foot in front of the other and do it. It's JUST a hike up a mountain. A really long hike...up a really steep mountain...with lots of obstacles...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

September...There Is No Being Ready For This...

As we get closer and closer...I can't believe I set myself up for this. September is going to push me to my limits. September is going to show me what I'm really made of. September is going to show me exactly how far I've come and what I can really do.

If it doesn't kill me first.

September I face back to back to back weekends of pain...with a 5K kicker on the 4th weekend. And the hardest part of it all...the Coup De Gras...
On the 3rd weekend - Saturday, September 20th...I take on the Spartan Beast Vermont. 12+ miles of pain and suffering up, down, and all around Mt. Killington, VT.

What did I get myself into...