I remember it like it was yesterday. The excitement, the anxiety, the anticipation. And no, I’m not talking about my last Valentine’s Day date. I’m talking about my first OCR. It was June 14, 2014. The Rugged Maniac in Dade City, Florida. I’d spent months working out and training for this day, but aside from the obvious, there are a few things I feel like every first-time obstacle racer should know. Here are my tips for your first run.
2016 certainly had its ups and downs. An insane amount of beloved celebrities passing away, an off-the-wall election (that’s all I’m saying about that!), a 108-long championship drought finally ended, and all sorts of dirty things happening. If we learn nothing else from this year, I submit that we remember that anything can happen in this world, and it’s best to constantly push ourselves to be better people. And at least on that note, 2016 has been that for me.