Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fuego y Agua Nicaragua 25km-ish Trail Run – Race Recap (the Gollum edition)

Posted on February 15, 2016

“Wake up. Wake up. Wake up, sleepies. We must go, yeeees, we must go at once”. Last year I took off shortly after the Survival Run (right after the Beer Mile, to be exact) – I needed some time to decompress, and, while it was the right call at the time, I missed being part

where to stay on Ometepe island

Posted on November 5, 2015

Dear Fuego y Agua Racers, Now that the Australia event has wrapped up (with an unprecedented number of finishers and the first female finisher to boot), the attention is shifted to the upcoming Nicaragua Survival Run. If you have not yet booked accommodation, here’s a little cheat sheet for ya. Getting from Managua to the

5 race directors in obstacle racing you MUST check out

Posted on August 20, 2015

You may be less familiar with these names than you are with the names like Rose Wetzel-Sinnett, or Isaiah Vidal. The celeb athletes are getting all the attention, aren’t they? How often does Ryan lift? Does he even lift (, bro)? How much does Cassidy squat? How much time does the Bear spend on that treadmill? Why

seth Wilson at 8:01 pm Aug 20
can we get a list of courses they have designed so we know if we have tried them also I hear the bone frog team is legendary

you never forget your first

Posted on February 8, 2015

You are asking me how I am doing, how was the race. Understandable, given how long I have been building it up. I could tell you that the race was fine, and that I am in a good place. All of that would be true. But I know that’s not what you are looking for.

[…] DNF a race [2015] […]

Fuego y Agua Survival Run T minus 10 days – some thoughts on the race

Posted on January 26, 2015

We are 10 days away from race start. In the next week, racers will slowly start trickling in from Managua, and I will start seeing more and more familiar faces on the beach strip. I can’t wait. The surfer and backpacker crowd must I have to say… My chances of the coveted DNF are improving

[…] day after racing for almost 16 hours, after running down the beach with a bunch of plantains, swimming in a lake, […]

getting from Managua to Ometepe – a step-by-step guide

Posted on January 23, 2015

Dear Fuego y Agua Racers, The commute from Managua to Ometepe is not too long (I managed to get to the island in 6 hours on a weekday), however, it involves a lot of steps and transitions, which in itself is exhausting. You can just print it out and bring with you to cut down

Gemma at 9:12 pm Feb 2
Excellent - thanks for posting this. Checking out how to get to Ometepe to work out timings.

let’s go to Nicaragua! T minus 7 days + discount code!

Posted on January 9, 2015

Working remotely is awesome. So awesome that I am saying “screw you” to the bitter winter cold and heading out to Nica early. I love my work, and I love it even more when I can pair it up with sunshine and volcanoes. Train like a local. #amirite Although I will admit that packing for

#myperfectDNF

Posted on December 18, 2014

September 20, 2014 was the day I retired from obstacle racing. At least that’s what I told myself, as I made my way through the Vermont Beast yet again. I couldn’t get into that race this year. I couldn’t answer the question why. Why was I there? Again? For the third time toeing the line

[…] participate in obstacle race outside of Canada/US [2015] […]

Survival Run: The Celts (Wales) – CANCELLED

Posted on August 7, 2014

The racers registered for the Survival Run to take place in the Wales later this month received some bad news in their mailboxes this morning. The race is off. “To All Registered Celts Runners, I regret to announce the cancellation of The Celts 25k, 50k and Survival Run in Porthcawl, Wales UK on August 23,

Jamie at 5:43 pm Aug 7
Well Said. Even though I was unable to go to this event this year, I can empathize with my FYA colleagues that this may be disappointing and frustrating. Life keeps going. One cannot dwell on the cancellation and how it stings, but instead move towards the next, and even better FYA event. Hunther Gather and NIcaragua here I come! Join us Solo!!

Fuego y Agua Survival Run – The Racers’ Perspective

Posted on October 31, 2013

As a number of you are gearing up for the upcoming run in Nicaragua, I’d like to share the perspectives of three more racers on the recent Survival Run in Texas. In this post, Kim Kendra, one of the few female racers, describes the course, the race winner Shane McKay shares his training regimen, and

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