OCR World Championships - 3k Recap

Europeans DO NOT mess around when it comes to obstacle course racing, it is WILDLY popular over there (much more so than in the States). I saw so many teams, countries, jerseys, personalized gear.. love it. This was SUCH a competitive race, the best of the best. There were about 2,000 racers and EVERYONE had qualified to be there and earned their spot, amazing competition. I am so happy, joyful, grateful and inspired.

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OCR World Championship - 15k Recap

Other than my 50 mile ultra-marathon, I am more proud of this race than any other I’ve ever run... performing so well on such a massive, world stage is my greatest athletic accomplishment to date. I threw down a time of 2:11, good for 95th overall in my age group. I went in hoping for a sub 2:30 finish and top 100 in my age group, nailed both! So happy to be able to do this and I can’t wait for next year 😁

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Spartan / OCR Race Guide

No matter what, stay positive and KEEP GOING. Stay in the moment. Find a mantra that works for you and repeat it over and over and over and over again. In the US Championships in August, mine was “My legs are strong. My lungs are strong. My heart is strong. I am enduring”. I repeated that for almost 3 hours. Over and over and over again. If you like it, use it. If you don’t, find yours and make it your own. GO HAVE A BLAST! 

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Heroes Get Remembered; Legends Never Die

Discipline is everything. Discipline gets you up in the mornings and puts you to bed on time at night. Discipline keeps your circle of friends strong, and keeps you leveling up. Discipline keeps you on your clean eats, on your training cycle, on your grind. Discipline is what creates champions, not motivation, not inspiration, not cute little phrases like "don't quit", and "grind on" and "keep your streak alive". No one is perfect here, not you... not I... not Mr. Phelps himself in his prime.

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Motivation is Bullshit

Motivation is bullshit. Motivation means nothing at 9:40 at night. Discipline is everything. I've made a commitment to myself, and I'm not going to let the streak die on day number 940-something either. Day #1,000 is November 9th, 2018, and there will be a party. You're invited. I plan on having a damn good time, and I'm not going to spoil that today.

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What Happens When You ACTUALLY Believe In Yourself...

Do you remember where you were when you first ACTUALLY believed in yourself? I do, because it was yesterday. "The hardship of the exercises are intended less to strengthen the back than to toughen the mind. The Spartans say that any army may win while it still has its legs under it; the real test comes when all strength is fled and the men must produce victory on WILL alone." - Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire 

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Eat Real Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. Genius, huh? Well... compared with how the majority of us in the Western Hemisphere eat, it's actually revolutionary! Michael Pollan, renowned author of "In Defense of Food", introduced this mantra that's been adopted by many of the world's health and nutrition experts. 

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The Man in the Glass - Reflections

Next time you're in front of a mirror, get into a staring contest with yourself. Look yourself in the eyes. What do you see? What do you believe about the man or woman staring back at you? Are you proud of where you've come from and what you've overcome to be able to be standing in front of that mirror? Are you being true to yourself? Are you lying to yourself? Where can you get better, today, in this moment? 

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Strength Training for Women

The vast majority of the clients I work with say something along the lines of - “I just want to look better and feel how I used to feel when I was younger & healthier”. By consistently applying some of the principles of a proper strength training regimen, you’ll soon be much closer to that physical and mental happy place… and in time for summer to boot! Check out a few of my major tips and tricks when it comes to strength training for women in this post.

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