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Thursday, March 21st 2019. The first day of spring.
It was 2013. Things were happening. That summer I was flown out to LA to be on TruTV. My YouTube channel was ramping up to the stars. Life was booming and zooming. As for my health, I was in top-flight condition. Olympic form. Sporting an 8 pack and being a long distance speed skater, I was the shit. My girlfriend adored me. Life was truly, good. Money was banked, income was good. My sons were by my side. Family, friends. If I complained, I had no right to.
That autumn it happened. A foot injury changed my life. I experienced the injury playing paintball. It was a rough day. I recall deciding to jet upfield from the 40 to the 50 in the woods in tall reedy grass. I didn’t see it. A tree root that had buckled up enough that as I ran, my foot slid right under and my forward force did the rest. I heard my foot snap like a branch. No joke.
It was as some will say, the early days of the Internet. Email was then spelled E-mail. Modems and tube monitors were everywhere. Phones could hardly text.
Delaware is an island in the greater metropolitan business community. Looking for work in Delaware amounts to searching the “greater Philadelphia market”. Finding great employment near home was my goal. I responded to an advertisement from a known up-and-coming Internet provider in the Delaware market. It was a local company. It made my day. But before I arrived at my interview, I had a plan. I saw everything in my mind. I had been researching this market for months. Read More
How to prepare For a Trail Race Event like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or Warrior Dash
Endurance obstacle course events have become popular. Most endurance runs add in the element of mud if for no other reason than to create a light-hearted fun atmosphere. Endurance runs on a whole are about running stamina, however, mud runs such as Warrior Dash are only mud runs and contain no obstacles. If you are asking yourself, “What’s the difference between the Tough Mudder (untimed event), Warrior Dash (timed event) or Spartan Race (timed event)?” The answer is very little. They are all obstacle course events with Tough Mudder being the longest on average and largest. With many races and runs out there you should be sure you know what type of trail race you are entering. Is it a mud run or an obstacle course?
What Kind of Trail Obstacles Will You Encounter?
Rope climbs, mud crawls, short and tall barricades to climb, mud pits to jump, fires to jump over, barbed wire to crawl under (usually in muddy water), crawling through tunnels (tubes), carrying logs, jumping off high ground into water, plunging into ice-filled vats, and of course running. Running up sudden steep inclines which become slicker over the event, running down steep inclines, running up sloped walls, running up and down hills. Oh yes, and the Tough Mudder features a forest of hanging electrically charged wires to dash through. Read More