Monthly Archives: May 2013

muscle, mud and haiku

Posted on May 30, 2013

Learn how to write haiku is was one of the items on my bucket list. These little short poems just always seemed so incredibly intimidating. Earlier this week, I Google “how to write haiku” over a cup of coffee. Here we go… Haiku is a short form of (originally) Japanese poetry. Rough translation of the

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WTM 2013 game changer

Posted on May 23, 2013

If you have completed a Tough Mudder in the past little while, chances are you have received the following email: “Mudders, If 10-12 miles of Tough Mudder grit is somehow not enough for you, you’re going to want to read this email closely. World’s Toughest Mudder 2013 – a grueling 24-hour challenge designed to find

Solo at 7:29 am May 24
Tim, thank you for weighing in. Although I think you may have misunderstood. I am very much the part of the "us" you are referring to. However, the point stands, and while last year the 1,200 who were at the start of WTM were some of the fastest Mudders, this year it WILL boil down to whoever will register first (and yes, that includes a credit card). Some of those individuals (such as yourself) are incredible athletes who have worked very hard to be there. However, I don't think they will necessarily be the majority. Now, that's actually good news in some ways for those hardworking athletes, as the competition may be less stiff. :) Oh, and kudos for making it all the way from Australia!!!!!!

Toronto Spring Tough Mudder 2013 – Race Recap

Posted on May 21, 2013

*This race review has been written for Obstacle Racing Magazine USA. You can view the original post at http://www.obstacleracingmagazine.com  Beep. Beep. Beep. Alarm rings. “Ugh. Just die already”, I think to myself. My bed is so warm, and from keeping the patio door open overnight, I feel the chill in the air. I bury my head

Solo at 7:23 am May 24
Awww - thank you, Tess. I'm incredibly flattered.

Ultra Beast post-mortem – part 2

Posted on May 15, 2013

“There are times when you reminisce about the things you’ve gone through before, and surely you’ll smile and say How the hell did I get through all that?” [Author unknown] September 22, 2012. Saturday. We are at the start about an hour early. Hustle and bustle, as Ultra Beasters were setting up their drop bins,

[…] the Spartan Ultra Beast seems to be the only event in the obstacle racing circuit that requires some sort of qualification. […]

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