Matt smirking at the camera

The Prank Call

Let’s get this out of the way now: Matt is a funny kid. In no way has he let his autism hold him back in any way and put a damper on his sense of humor or overall wittiness. Be it a joke or a prank or other humorous antic, there should be little doubt…

2012 Warrior Dash - me as a Blue Man

The ‘A-Ha’ Moment

Not long ago I questioned why people do obstacle course races. Today, I ask the when. There I was: standing in the coral with about 250 other runners waiting for the starter to send us off. I’d run a few 5ks before so this wasn’t really a new experience though at the same time, it…

Summer Vacation

Children with autism tend to do better in a structured environment where tasks are planned and a schedule is followed. As a result, summer breaks can be tough. But so far, young Matt is thriving with his new found free-time and has become “Mr. Personality”.

Drawing of Wonder Woman
Jumping over the fire at the finish line at the SoCal Spartan Sprint

Would you do an OCR alone?

Let me be clear on something. Whenever you run an obstacle course race (OCR) – be it Spartan, Rugged Maniac or especially Tough Mudder – you are never really alone. The reason is simple. It’s the OCR community. The community, the environment, the people, the culture, is something truly special and on any given race…


Last week, my in-laws had to put down their dog of eight years, Daisy. Like all golden retrievers, she was a great dog. Unfortunately, like what happens with many golden retrievers, she developed cancer. It was tough. It was her time. But it was definitely the right call. It was also the first real time…

Daisy. A golden retriever.