I Got Ninety-Nine Problems But Mud Isn’t One; Though Mental Health Is

First and foremost, I want to preface this blog post with the acknowledgement that everyone is handling what is going on differently. I have a history with mental illness. I've suffered from depression and anxiety. One of the main ways that I've dealt with those issues in recent years was working out, mostly lifting weights. … Continue reading I Got Ninety-Nine Problems But Mud Isn’t One; Though Mental Health Is

I’d Spend 25.5 Hours And 25.5 More, If That’s What It Takes To Learn That Muddy Heart of Yours

How do you recap something that you finished one lap at? How do you recap an event where you were swept off course at the cut-off time? How do you recap something that took you a little under 2 hours to finish the first lap and over 22 and a half hours before you were … Continue reading I’d Spend 25.5 Hours And 25.5 More, If That’s What It Takes To Learn That Muddy Heart of Yours

Back in Indiana I will find, All the Mudders so dear to me

A few weekends ago I was in Indiana for my sixth and seventh events of the season. The better part of the story is that this was my second event weekend of traveling with Victoria. Which was a major highlight of the weekend. Because let me tell you, she is a HOOT and when we … Continue reading Back in Indiana I will find, All the Mudders so dear to me

I ain’t never scared and I ain’t never horrified, I just look down at my Rolex, it said it’s the Toughest times

A few weekends ago I made the long trip to Twin Cities to take part in Toughest Central. Leading up to the event I had been dealing with an ongoing issue with my ankle. It's been weak and has caused me several problems at more than a few races. I was a little worried, but … Continue reading I ain’t never scared and I ain’t never horrified, I just look down at my Rolex, it said it’s the Toughest times

Down on the West Coast, They Love Their Mudders

A person never wants to admit when something they love is struggling or not quite as good as it used to be. Last year was a rough year for Tough Mudder. A lot of things were being whispered within the community about financial struggles, new ownership, and the like. Stories about lawsuits and competitors not … Continue reading Down on the West Coast, They Love Their Mudders

Depression and My 2019 Season

In the past few years, fitness and being active has become so integrated into my everyday life that I honestly have a hard time remembering a time before it. I know that there was a time before it, but I'm hard-pressed to remember it. My family has a history of mental illness, from Bipolar Disorder … Continue reading Depression and My 2019 Season

What To Expect When You’re Post-WTMing

Prior to World's Toughest Mudder I read A LOT of articles about what to expect and gear and pretty much everything under the sun.  I read about gear, about ways to combat the mental aspect, about more gear, about taper, about gear, about eating, about gear, about nutrition, and about more gear. What I didn't … Continue reading What To Expect When You’re Post-WTMing