PAYETTE — At the finish line of the Spartan Race there is a unique euphoria exuding from the athletes who crossed the finish line in this challenging obstacle course.
Let me start out by saying that I am no stranger to the mental games that can happen during endurance events. I’ve done a couple of Beast OCR events that lasted up to 12 hours overnight, Machete Madness Recon as well as Spartan Hurricane Heats.
Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training and the “Star Course” is the culminating rucking exercise of Special Forces Selection. You show up with your ruck and you get a list of waypoints. You plot your route, then you start rucking: point to point, mile after mile.
First Annual Rucksgiving Saturday, November 28th 2015 On November 28th at 9AM, Beasts OCR will hold its 1st Annual Rucksgiving in downtown Olympia, Washington. What is Rucksgiving? Rucking is hiking with a weighted backpack for long distances, often used for training in
First Annual Rucksgiving Saturday, November 28th 2015 On November 28that 9AM, FEAR Platoon (a community of Veterans and civilians who are dedicated to bringing awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as providing support to Veterans living with PTSD
Who’s crazy enough to travel to San Francisco, CA & get in a van with 5 strangers for an adventure? That would be me! Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the Napa Ragnar Relay Race. I started
While hanging out with fellow Beasts OCR dude Drew Hooper, we were tooling about Grays Harbor Horns and Hooks Sportsmen Show this weekend to scope the goods. I was in desperate need of real OCR style shoes as my current
On the road to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Big Fork, MT the first thing that struck me was the natural beauty of snowcapped mountains, blue Sky, and a glassy lake. The side of mother nature that we all dream
It was 6:30AM on a Saturday morning and I was looking at my 5 year old asleep in his bed. I leaned in and whispered “Good morning…are you ready for your first Mud Run?” His eyes shot open and with
A few of us met up at Martha Washington Park on Lake Washington this Saturday for this event. It was not at all what I expected…it was way cooler! This is one challenging event. It started with a “Warm-up” led