Posts Tagged ‘water’

Tough Mudder NorCal – Tips for Training and Running It

Tough Mudder NorCal 2011 mapIt has been a couple of months since I finished the Tough Mudder NorCal 2011 event in Squaw Valley, CA near Lake Tahoe. I’ve had some time to think about that day, the obstacles that I faced, and the overall experience. All in all, it went very well. I had a great time and, to be honest, it wasn’t that hard for me. That’s a good thing. That means that my training worked and preparation paid off. That doesn’t mean that it was easy. By no means was it easy! It was definitely a test of your strength, endurance, teamwork, and your willpower to continue despite fatigue, hunger, pain, and extreme discomfort. For example, I don’t think there is any way to really be ready to enjoy the icy cold water of the Chernobyl Jacuzzi and the Underwater Tunnels obstacles, unless you’re a member of the Polar Bear Club and get off on that type of thing. I hate being cold, so I was careful about the gear I chose to wear that day (Read more about my Head-to-Toe Gear here).

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Knock That Soda Pop Monkey Off Your Back

Obesity in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. Recent data shows that 2/3 of adults are either overweight or obese; and children are increasingly becoming overweight too. One large contributing factor is drinking beverages that are sweetened with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and other corn syrups (e.g., soda pop, fruit drinks,…

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