Sunday, October 26, 2014

GMOMG! - Educate Yourself.

In our modern, advanced, intelligent society, I'm shocked to see that we're still so susceptible to fear-mongering and mass ignorance. I'm sure we all know...
"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
We have been wrong before. We believed the Earth was flat. We believed cigarettes were healthy. We believed diet soda was actually a healthy alternative to regular soda. Today, we seem to believe "GMO's" are creating un-killable man-eating weeds, turning our soil toxic, and poisoning our children turning them into mutants.

My question is: Do you know why you hate "GMO's"? Do you even know what they are? Really? If you use your noggin for a minute and try to see through the mob-mentality hysterics...I'm sure you'll be surprised.

Let me clear something up right now: I'm not Pro-GMO. I'm not Anti-GMO. I'm Anti-Ignorance.

Get Educated. Let me teach you a few things...

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...