I’m Baaaaack!

After a long hiatus I am back in the blogosphere and have been quite busy over the last several months.  Since my exit from Spartan Race, I’ve been working with a company in my hometown that was formerly OFFWIRE which was acquired by a MNC Brightstar Corp and we’ve been Brightstars every since.  While I…

Love Letter to Sparta: You’ll Know at the Finish Line

On a cold, dark, wet morning in February of 2011, over a thousand miles from home, while horribly under-dressed and with a fractured foot in the mountain trails of Southern California, I raced my first Spartan Race. It became part of an experience that would ultimately change the course of my life dramatically. I didn’t…

Go.

Siesta Key, FL “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coehlo I’ve spent a large part of this year traveling for my job.  It began in Southern California last February, and I’ve been all over the country and met people from coast to coast.  I’ve spent a lot…

Spartans Overcoming Adversity

In early 2011, I traveled to Temecula California to participate in a Spartan Race.  It was an eight mile trail run with crazy, challenging obstacles dropped throughout the course.  I was featured in a short film about what it means to overcome adversity as a Spartan runner.  I met some of the most amazing people…

Spartan Clean Cooking Contest!

ANNOUNCING: First-Ever Spartan Nation Recipe Contest Many of you know I blog for Spartan Race about food and other special interest topics.  Spartan has been committed to proving not only training but nutritional information for their athletes and now they letting me create a cookbook, and I need YOUR help! The cookbook is dedicated to the Spartan…

The Desena Family of Pittsfield, VT (and Tomato Soup!)

On a recent trip to Pittsfield, I was fortunate enough to meet the Desena family.  Joe, a larger than life personality, I had met a couple times previously, but I was looking forward to meeting his wife Courtney and their children Charlie, Jack, and Catherine.  I loved that Courtney played soccer for Penn State and…

Barn Beast Breakfast Burrito

While doing the 100 mile Snow Shoe race in Pittsfield, VT the infamous Barn Beast aka Jason Jaksetic requested breakfast burritos around mile 74. An admitted burrito lover, it was obvious that I had to come up with a recipe in honor of his amazing accomplishment of completing the 100 miles and a burrito recipe…

The Face of a Spartan…

Spartans are a different breed. I know because I’ve met them and raced beside them. I ran the SoCal Super Spartan, a brutal 8 mile obstacle race on February 25th in Temecula, CA and found out first hand that Spartans don’t break when things get tough or when there seems to be no hope and…

Racing the Spartan

On a cold, dark, wet morning, over a thousand miles from home, while horribly under-dressed and with a fractured foot in the mountain trails of Southern California I became part of an experience that would help define me as an athlete, would challenge me with every rugged step and ragged breath, and would earn me…