(3/26/16 Update: Pictures are up! There aren’t a ton of me, but still excellent photos by the photographers of Gameface Media.)
Once again, I was lucky enough to take on the mighty Savage Race, this my second time taking on the course. This spring event was met with all kinds of ups and downs, but overall, it was definitely a great weekend. Here are my key takeaways from the event:
On February 6, 2016, I took on the course of Warrior Dash in their first event of the year in Florida. Originally, I was unsure if I wanted to write a review because Warrior Dash is big enough that I figured most would write reviews and I didn’t want to crowd it up with my own. Until I started reading other reviews. I was actually surprised by the negative views that many took on. Not that they can’t say what they want; it’s their opinion and that’s why there are so many reviews out there. So here’s my take on it: Continue reading →
First off, I must issue an apology. It’s been more than a month since I’ve done this run and I promised a review. Nonetheless, I wanted to make sure I got this one out there.
The Insane Inflatable 5K is not the typical OCR. When one thinks of an obstacle course race, they think typically of barbed wire, mud, and beer. The Insane Inflatable 5K is great for those interested in OCR’s without getting dirty. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it. Continue reading →
Of the many obstacle races that I really want to do (and that list is ever growing), Tough Mudder is currently at the top of the list. As I’ve done my own reading to learn more about the events and company (I even applied for a couple jobs with them…sadly, I didn’t make the cut, sad face), one thing that has especially intrigued me about them has been their way of handling the unveiling of new obstacles. All of these companies, in order to stay fresh and keep their retention rate high, have to reinvent themselves in certain ways. But I haven’t seen many companies do what Tough Mudder does: building up the reveals of their new obstacles through awesome videos in spot-on social media campaigns. (One job I applied for was to work on their social media team, and yes, they still have my résumé.)Continue reading →
This is a post I originally published in my other blog on July 19, 2014. And it is just as relevant today as it was then.
You hear about people’s bucket lists all the time. Especially since that one movie came out a couple years ago. People checking off items that they have to do at least once in their lives. Well, at my age, I don’t think I have to subscribe so much to the idea of having a bucket list, but I did check an item off of it if I had it: running in my first obstacle 5K (more commonly referred to as a mud run). Continue reading →
2016 is finally here, and we all know what that means: time to make those resolutions!
Of course, the running gag of resolutions is that you almost feel like you’re making the same one year after year after year. That gets you stuck in this seemingly never-ending rut. You may think there is no chance of achieving your resolution. But that’s not true! You’re probably just approaching it wrong. So, with that in mind, here are 3 reasons why running for an OCR is a great resolution. Continue reading →
It’s not often I get to add in a snap commentary on the fly, but I just saw this and decided to comment.
I just signed up for Warrior Dash as part of their Cyber Monday deal (which is pretty darn good if you ask me!) and I noticed something interesting when I went to check out: a 4-dollar parking fee. Now, I’ll be honest: my initial reaction is it wasn’t a big deal. Continue reading →
Let me start off that this is a bit of a commentary and it’s also very impromptu. So do forgive me.
I was noticing some memes being shared making jokes at the new “Tough Mudder Half” event. Basically, Tough Mudder created a new half-length version of their famous course. Five miles, about 12 obstacles (not including some of their signatures like Electroshock Therapy, Arctic Enema, and others), and its own signature headband (this one is white). Continue reading →
My before shot….mere minutes away from starting Savage Race.
It was founded in 2011 by Sam Abbitt and Lloyd Parker. Abbitt also serves as CEO of the company and Parker is the COO, creating the obstacles that are featured on the course today. Savage Race is easily one of the biggest national companies with over 100,000 participating in their events around the country. Continue reading →