Son two on the Spartan podium

Pre-Laughlin Spartan Thoughts

Seems as if it has become somewhat customary to jot down a few pre-race thoughts with an upcoming OCR (obstacle course race). This is not a rah-rah, beat-my-chest, let’s-kick-some-ass type post. Just some random thoughts going into Sunday’s Spartan Sprint. To date I have completed, I believe, nine Spartan Races. It is a bit weird…

Barzan obstacle

Rugged Manic, 2019

From top to bottom, Rugged Maniac is easily one of the best obstacle course race (OCR) series out there. From the obstacles and volunteering to prices and the community – I love Rugged Maniac and look forward to each time they come to the area. I would also say that their finisher shirts are among…

Taekwondo practice

A long overdue update

Almost four months ago, I last wrote about Matt and his autism and his progress and school. At the time there was 15 days remaining in fifth grade and I could not wait to see his final report card. His first full year of complete immersion into a mainstream classroom was coming to an end…

Rangar Relay series logo

Rangar Relay. Oh hell no?

Recently a friend of mine attempted to plant a bug in my ear about the upcoming Rangar Relay here in Arizona (scheduled for November 1-2, 2019). Honestly, I’m not all that familiar with Rangar myself except that it’s something like a 100+ mile relay done by teams of 8-10 people. My immediate response was a…