Obstacle Racing, Ultrarunning, Other Thangs…

My First DNF-The Ultra Beast

Carrie Adams asked us to write what it meant to DNF the Ultra Beast. Looking back, I  had so much ego going into the race. I can even be heard saying to Margaret that I “hoped it was 15 miles per loop”. On the outside, I was saying that I respected the mountain, its terrain, and the distance. Clearly, I did not. Clearly, I did not train even close...

Ultra Beast Map

This is a map that tracks the movements of “The Lost Tribe” at the 2012 VT. Ultra Beast. (map courtesy of  Timothy Burgher...

The Best of Both Worlds (My Labor Day 5 Miler)

I read about Mommy Run Fast Virtual 5 Miler for Labor Day and thought it was a great idea. I had done a huge run/hike on Saturday, and had rested Sunday so I thought 5 miles seemed like the perfect thing to do. I had spent most of that morning running around town with Emma and Jaxson. It was a pre-determined “Daddy Day”, where my wife gets the day...

The Out of Towners

Obstacle racers never cease to amaze me. I was chatting with obstacle racer/death racer Anthony Matesi one night on Facebook.  We were talking about how we are currently training for the upcoming Spartan Ultra Beast. I mentioned in passing, and half kidding, that he should drive down to Georgia to train with Andi Hardy and I the next time we carry sandbags up...