Thursday, October 22, 2015

Back In The Saddle - F.I.T. Challenge IV Recap

It was a long road from the 2014 Killington Beast back to OCR for me. The 6 months prior to this event had been a constant battle to regain strength, speed, and motivation. This race reminded me why I love running races, why I put myself through these things, and why I bother with "health & fitness" at all.

On Saturday, 4/11/15, I ran F.I.T. Challenge IV - Epic F.I.T. and I have to was exactly what I needed. It challenged me, it tested me, it pushed me, and it renewed my drive for all things health & fitness!

So what was so great about Epic F.I.T.? How does it rank? Why was I so sore the next day...and so happy about it? 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Struggle, Teamwork, & Success - Spartan Beast VT 2015

I thought I was looking for redemption.

I came to the mountain on a mission. The Beast broke me last year...and though I got my didn't feel like a true victory. At the end there was no celebration. No camaraderie. No reveling in our success with hugs, beers, laughter and high fives. I came back looking for what I thought was taken from me. To correct my mistake. I thought I

As it turns out...I was wrong.

What I found and what I learned was much more valuable and worthwhile than that. Too bad it took me a year to figure it out.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fool Me Once...

There's no turning back now.

A lot of words, feelings, and thoughts are going to be expressed fall out of my face right now that may not make sense. For the sake of the uninformed...

In four days I will, for the second time, be taking on the Spartan Beast at Mt. Killington, VT.
Those who have done this event before, like me, get it. Those who have not...probably have an incredible sense of dread and anticipation. For those who are interested, you can read my rambling, complainey recap of last year's race. Buckle up, it's a long one.

Through all the raging emotions...somehow... I've managed to find a little zen. There are some undeniable truths about this race that, if embraced, will help us all find a little solace, a little calm, and a little sleep in these final few days leading up to the mountain.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Coffee...The Way It's MEANT To Be | Puroast Review

We've been cheated and lied to.

"How?" - you ask? "Who has lied to us, and what have we been cheated of?"

Our coffee.

We have been living in ignorance. But NO MORE! My friendsI HAVE GREAT NEWS!

Coffee does not have to be bitter and offensive. Coffee does not need to be drowned in cream and sugar to be palatable! What if I told you that you'd never need to add anything to your coffee again? No cream. No sugar. And it would be the most delicious, satisfying coffee you've ever tasted? It would even be healthier?

Puroast has changed the game. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Athlete's Willy Wonka - Perfect Fuel Review

Chocolate Designed For Fitness

Do I have your attention now?

Not all performance fuels are created equally...and nearly NONE of them are chocolate.

I am absolutely IN LOVE with Perfect Fuel Chocolate. The co-founders have taken a great idea, tested it, evolved it, and now? Well...

Somehow they've taken chocolate to a place we've always wanted it to go but never thought possible. Kids, it's time to fuel your day on chocolate. Let's talk "how and why" :)