Monthly Archives: April 2015

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

OCR and things to be grateful for

Posted on October 13, 2014

In lieu of Canadian Thanksgiving, I decided to (briefly!) set aside my usual sarcastic and jaded tone that you came to know and love, and do a 180. Watch out, this may get mushy! This year I am grateful. Dear Warrior Dash, thank you for being my first obstacle race. Thank you for great memories

team Operation Light Within

Posted on August 16, 2014

This morning – I run Tough Mudder Toronto blindfolded. TEAM ROSTER: 1. SOLO Three favorite / notable / awesome races to date? Spartan Death Race 2013, Spartan Ultra Beast 2012, desert half marathon (Israel) Next race goal? Run for the Toad 50k Trail Race Anticipated challenges? Tight spaces (that one is always an issue), especially

you gonna do WHAT? 2 sleeps until I run Tough Mudder blindfolded

Posted on August 14, 2014

WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU WANT TO RUN TOUGH MUDDER BLINDFOLDED? That’s pretty much the first question I get. Here’s how this all started… A few years ago I started coming up with one word at the beginning of the year, that would reflect my mission for that year. Some of my past words were

[…] I wrote previously, 2014 was about finding the light within myself, and especially, within others. This year […]

Operation Light Within (and why I will be running Tough Mudder blindfolded)

Posted on February 27, 2014

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare On the heels of the unveiling of my bucket list, I am pleased to (finally!) announce an initiative I am launching in 2014. OPERATION LIGHT WITHIN. Mission “raise at least $1,000 for charity” has now been

[…] – Salomon Endurance 3/4 Running Tights. This is what I wore, while running Tough Mudder blindfolded, and you can bet your hams, I’ll be wearing these to the Championships in […]

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.

how to do a Tough Mudder without training

Posted on April 23, 2013

There are many great resources out there on how to train for Tough Mudder. Unfortunately, the sad truth of the situation is that a lot of people show up at the start line with no training. This article is for them. Bonus points for finding me in the above photo… Meet the TYPICAL CANDIDATES: Mike

admin at 8:45 am Aug 15
Haha, of course! How could I forget Richard?? :) Thanks, Danni. :)

here comes the sun, and how I got to tell a 14-year old all about obstacle racing

Posted on November 7, 2012

My Wednesdays are loooong. However, I did manage to squeeze in a workout in between. As I’m walking into the office, I’m wearing my Spartan t-shirt and running shoes. The topic of tonight’s lecture is Cardiovascular Endurance, and yes, we will be doing some cardio! As I pull up a chair for some last minute

Solo at 4:25 pm Nov 10
Sharing the wisdom. That's what I do. Educate and enlighten. ;) Drag into mud. Hand them a sandbag. Make them run uphill.

Tough Mudder New Jersey 2012 – Race Recap

Posted on October 29, 2012

I ran Tough Mudder New Jersey on October 20, 2012 with Mike, my teammate and amazing buddy. Initially, I planned this TM as a World’s Toughest Mudder qualifier, as I knew that Toronto Tough Mudder will not be my fastest time, running with a team. However, I ended up running the Toronto course twice, and

Matt Cave at 12:30 pm Nov 16
What's the qualification standard for Worlds Toughest Mudder? The event isn't timed so how do they determine who qualifies?

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