Spartan Super highlights. Mud and obstacles, like getting the car out of the mud after the race…
Aside / Breathing Into It

Spartan Super highlights. Mud and obstacles, like getting the car out of the mud after the race…

Our first Spartan Super is finished. It is also our first step towards finishing the Spartan Trifecta, which is completing all three basic Spartan races (Sprint, Super, and Beast) in a calendar year. When the Spartan Race series began a few years ago that seemed almost impossible. Now people compete to see how many trifectas … Continue reading

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Owning My Shit

Obviously I am interested in ways to become a better, more fulfilled, sexier and smarter human being. And this time of year caters to that impulse in a beautiful, shiny way! December and January always bring out the fitness apps and online programs, the moleskin journals for gaining efficiency and insight, and the life centering … Continue reading

Aside / Kickboxing

A short note, relating thoughts about facing an opponent who is stronger than you. Or simply bigger of frame. Or smaller, but faster.

I had another good session of kickboxing, drills followed by some sparring. Afterwards I was struck by how much I learn each time I spar. My own weaknesses (confidence in my punching, fear of taking blows to the head, feeling old…) and strengths (flexibility, heavy hands and legs, a certain delight in collecting scars and … Continue reading