Monthly Archives: August 2015

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

what Hobie Call taught us about going pro

Posted on June 3, 2015

Hobie Call is retired. Hobie Call is not retired. With all the excitement around the issue, it’s easy to miss a more important underlying message: You can’t make money as an obstacle racer. At least not yet. At least not if you have dependents. As it stands today, obstacle racing as a way to support

[…] What Hobie Taught Us About Going Pro – my commentary on the recent news of Hobie Call (not) retiring, and what it tells us about the sport of obstacle racing. […]

the list controversy

Posted on June 1, 2015

As a blogger, I have never really shied away from controversy. I have compared obstacle racing to kinky sex, my coaching clients to Jesus, and detox pushing food bloggers to Adolf Hitler. I have poked fun at a famous race director and wrote scathing reviews of everything from Warrior Dash to Fifty Shades of Grey

[…] The List Controversy – and how my list of 50 inspirational women in obstacle racing caused quite a stir! […]

The 50 Most Inspirational WOMEN in Obstacle Racing

Posted on May 26, 2015

You know obstacle racing is a legitimate sport, when we finally have the 50 most influential people post. Now we can start pouting, bitching and complaining about who made it and who should have made it instead. Aaaaaand, GO! On a more serious note, while the list included some of my favorite people ever (and

Nick Kerzman at 9:25 am Dec 31
Agreed.

April Fools’ – Tough Mudder vs. Spartan Race Face-Off

Posted on April 6, 2015

Ah, April Fools’. The day of false engagement and pregnancy announcements, declarations of life overhauls and long-term travel (that is just wishful thinking in disguise) and other cliche humour. The companies are almost expected to produce something brilliant and hilarious on that day (although Google is perhaps the only one who seems to be able

#ShirtStorm @ Atlanta Spartan Sprint: Brand Competition Or Violation Of Personal Freedom?

Posted on March 18, 2015

Shortly after the Atlanta Spartan Sprint took place, the OCR Gear posted the following: “Rumor has it Spartan Race forced a female finisher to change out of her BattleFrog Series shirt before taking the podium in Atlanta. Say what??” Armed with hashtags #shirtstorm and #shirtgate, the online community was livid. This was David vs. Goliath

[…] still talking about the Spartan Race and the competitors’ logos in their photos. Yet another #shirtstorm broke out after the Spartan Race has blurred out the BattleFrog logo from Ryan Atkins’ […]

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

the origin of the egg obstacle – interview with Josue Stephens

Posted on October 17, 2013

After a much discussed Survival Run in Nicaragua, the race director Josue Stephens announced that he was bringing a similar event to the United States. Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer 50k & 100k took place few weeks ago in Texas, and the social media outlets are still chattering about the brutal terrain. The races that Josue

[…] finished in 4 hours and 14 minutes. Despite (or maybe thanks to) the brutal terrain, it seems Josue Stephens is onto something – these events are addictive. “Less than a week after the Hunter Gatherer […]

Fuego y Agua Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer 50k & 100k – GUEST Race Recap

Posted on October 11, 2013

bad-ass /’bad as/ Noun 1. an uncommon man of supreme style 2. the epitome of American male, who radiates confidence in everything he does. He carves his own path, and while slow to anger, is brutally efficient when fighting back. 3. David Kalal After Facebook has exploded with posts about the recent Hunter Gatherer Survival

[…] don’t often talk about Russia on this blog. But I will today. As my friend David reminded us the other […]

40 reasons why obstacle racing is like kinky sex

Posted on July 29, 2013

Together. In the woods. Decked out in spandex. Breathing heavily. Glistening with sweat. Upright. On your stomach. On your back. On your side. Hanging off various fixtures. Exchanging exhausted, but happy smiles at the end. You will never look at obstacle racing the same way again… Here are 40 reasons why obstacle racing is like

[…] a blogger, I have never really shied away from controversy. I have compared obstacle racing to kinky sex, my coaching clients to Jesus, and detox pushing food bloggers to Adolf Hitler. I have poked fun at […]

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