Dear Tony: From Enemy to Friend at BattleFrog Charlotte 2016

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  Dear Tony, Hey. You mentioned not having social media when I introduced myself at the end of the BattleFrog Charlotte race, so you likely won’t see this, but our interaction left a mark, and so I thought I’d leave a note here for you–in gratitude–in case you stumble this way. My story begins nearly […]

On Breaking Things: How to Transform Injury into Victory

Transform Injury into Victory

The 2015 Ft. Bragg Spartan Sprint was an experience which yielded fantastic results. I took 1st overall in the open heat, my wife grew in confidence and athleticism, I met some great fellow Spartans while volunteering… I also broke my freaking big toe and effectively ended the rest of the season. First, I destroyed my […]

How to Enjoy Obstacle Course Racing without Going Broke

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Obstacle Course Racing is the fastest growing sport for many reasons: OCR reignites our primal instincts, satisfies a sense of adventure, espouses camaraderie, encourages fitness lifestyles, provides better Monday morning water cooler stories than your co-workers, and has one of the lowest cost-to-entry threshold of any sport. All of these make OCR great, however that […]

How to Remain OCR Fit on a Cruise Ship

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  It’s no secret that my wife has a cruise addiction, specifically with Carnival Cruise Lines. Her mission is to reach “diamond” status as a cruiser (200+ days sailed), which I suppose is the OCR equivalent of achieving a few Spartan Race trifectas or taking the most laps during a BattleFrog Series BFX. Unfortunately, while […]

6 Ways to Rekindle Your Exercise/Training Routine

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Exercise and OCR training has been one of my greatest passions since I discovered the sport during my weight loss journey in 2014. That being said, it’s not always sunny in the land of fitness. Sometimes… We are sore (from yesterday’s training!). We get discouraged. We lose hope (I’m not getting results fast enough). We’re […]

The 2015 BattleFrog College Championship: 6 Ways the Short Form Race will Change OCR

When BattleFrog Series announced its inaugural college championship race, I immediately wondered if I could enroll at my alma mater as a “non-traditional” student and try out for next year’s event. The Race Format: BattleFrog Series crafted a short-form relay race of 400 meters with 20 obstacles pitted 16 universities with teams of 4 (two […]

OCR Gear Review: The Wreck Bag

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My first experience with the Wreck Bag took place on a cold, rainy day on April 26th, 2015. We met at the base of a steep hill generously slathered in wet, orange clay. It was a BattleFrog event and a sinister amalgam of terrible weather, a knee injury, and monstrous terrain. That’s me taking a […]