Category: Racing

Closing Time

After some long inner battles I decided to close the site down temporarily.. It may or may not be back, I don’t know. I just need to focus my attention on other things at the moment and realign myself to get my mind right and really tackle this weight problem I have.. In the meantime, enjoy the song.

Swimming Motivation for Anyone

We all remember the 5am swim sessions, the exhausting workouts, the constant consumption of bananas due to the potassium and all those who are no longer involved in competitive swimming miss it. Being a swimmer in high school I still feel a rush for anything swimming related. I’ve been really motivated lately and came across this video that took my motivation to the next level! A great video to jazz you up to take back control!

Revamp in the works

newstuff

So I decided that the current model and direction of the site wasnt what I really intended so as of now its currently being ‘rebuilt’ and revamped to something a bit different. Its not going to be what I had originally planned but something new and a bit more fresh. More informative, more content, more everything. It will take some time but I will still be updating the site every so often.

Just for shits and giggles, for those who actually view my site (not many of you but some) what would you like to see? I’d like to get some input and maybe implement your suggestions. Thanks all

Post Tough Mudder

I dont even know why I’m making a post about my experience with Tough Mudder Austin 2012 as it is indescribable. The adrenaline at the starting line, the motivation of the MC working the crowd, the chill in the air, etc.. preceded the epicness that was about to ensue. I would be lying if I said I wasnt scared.. I was! At 8:35am the horn went off and the race began. Bobby and I were off to a steady pace and about 30 yards into the run I nearly twisted my ankle and thought to myself ‘crap, is this how the race is going to be for the next 11.9 miles?’ Thankfully I kept up as best as I could and finished the race as fast as I physically could. Of course I did have some trouble with the obstacles I suspected I would, such as the Boa Constrictor and others that really surprised me. The simple cargo net was actually pretty frightening! I wasnt ready for its height and instability.

Also height of the 2nd set of Berlin Walls, which was on mile 10 seemed higher than the previous set. Its not that I was not capable of overcoming them I simply had zero strength to push me through and had to tell Bobby to just go ahead and meet me at the finish line.

The Everest obstacle I conquered on my own, after a few tries of course. The first 2 tries 2 big dudes at the top tried to help me up but they were just in the way. I saw Bobby standing at side telling me “You can do it man, you run up and your chest is well above the lip.” So I pushed myself one last time and sprinted up the ramp and successfully made it to the top without any assistance! Hell yeah!

And of course, the grand finale was something that most everyone wasnt looking forward to but I personally didnt really mind. The first set of wires previously in the race were intense but it wasnt as bad as I expected. I was expecting to be slammed down to the ground with each jolt but nope, I sprinted through the whole thing and even dropped my arms instead of covering my face.

This was an exhilirating experience and I have no qualms to do it again. In fact I’m beginning to train for next years Tough Mudder which is in October 2013. I’m stoked and if anyone wants to do it with me, let me know I’ll start a team!

Note: The vids are not of me obviously hah.

Day 1 of Crossfit

I’ve started a crossfit routine from today to get my body back into cardio burn mode for the big race. I do notice that afterwards I did not feel lethargic as I did the first few times. I do believe that my current diet as well as my current endurance and stamina levels are allowing me to do more and go hard then before. I’m VERY happy with my progress for the race. My goal is to continue with crossfit until the Thursday before the race, October 4th. I want to get in atleast 3 workouts per week and incorporate some more running into my regimen to compete with the runners during Tough Mudder!

Only 39 Days left

Short post this time but its almost time. Tough Mudder is coming up FAST.. faster than I imagine and my mind is mentally prepared but my body and stamina need work. Of course my mind can only get me through some of the obstacles but ruthless aggression will allow me to conquer all. With Bobby playing catch-up to me its going to be an amazing adventure. ;)

What I need to focus more on is running stamina. The more I run the better my chances of completing with a solid time. I have no goal necessarily other than finish. I wouldn’t mind a strong time but my main goal is finishing. Stay strong and don’t lose sight of your objectives

The Jogger

So while watching the Olympics they played a series of commercials unofficially called ‘Find Your Greatness’ They showed clips of a little boy jumping off a high dive platform into a pool, an extremely quick WUSHU sword expert, a fast boxer, etc.. but the one that seemed to be generating the most buzz is simply known as ‘The Jogger’ Take a look

 

 

Below is the quote from the video, narrated by Tom Hardy

Greatness it’s just something we made up. Somehow we come to

believe that greatness is a gift reserved for a chosen few for prodigies,

for superstars, and the rest of us can only stand by watching. You can

forget that. Greatness is not some rare DNA strand. It’s not some

precious thing. Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing. We are

all capable of it, all of us.

FIND YOUR GREATNESS

Tough Mudder 2012

Its official. I along with a good friend of mine Bobby M. have signed up for the 10-12 mile mud obstacle course known as TOUGH MUDDER

 

As of today, January 30th I have 250 days to get back into the shape I was in and then some. 10+ miles of running through mud, wading in water, monkey bars, etc.. It will truly be a test of strenght, endurance, stamina and general badassery. I exceed in the latter but need to work on the former. I will be updating more as I am 100% focused on this goal. It feels great and I’m excited!

Check out the TOUGH MUDDER trailer below. Its pretty nuts!