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...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

One Year Of Running Races - Lovin' L.I.F.E. 5K Recap

What a relief to FINALLY be getting caught up on all these race recaps and product reviews! I pretty much always go in order, but for now I'm delaying the BoldrDash Beach Race recap (lots of video to edit). I also usually like to have recaps up within a few days after the race...but if you've read my most recent article you know what's up. 

At any rate - today I have the distinct pleasure of talking about the race that began it all...and how things came full-circle one year later with a new PR :)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

When Life Gets You Down - Surfacing From The Crazy

Sometimes Life feels the need to test you.

The last few months have been one of those times. It's felt a lot like this:
Yes, that is a pool of Ice Water.

The last few months have been a little insane, and it all started with my triple-booked race weekend (here, here, and here). Despite the fact that a number of things are off my plate, I've managed to get buried by what IS still there - new job, my upcoming wedding, the looming menace that is "September", and more. This can, and DOES, happen to the best of us. So what do you do when life keeps on knocking you down? What do you do when it's tough to keep up with your health and fitness? How do you beat the I don't have time thing?

...let me tell you a little story...