After Action Report: GORUCK Heavy – Mogadishu Mile – Austin

My heart was racing, as though I’d just run a marathon, while I stood in one of three lines with a group of people I could only assume were at least as crazy as I was. Where were we? And why were we there? In the dark of night, after nine o’clock on October 3rd some where in Austin, Texas, 29 candidates stood quietly in anticipation of the start of the GoRuck Heavy event that would commemorate the Mogadishu Mile. Would we all finish? Why was my heart rate so high? Questions racing through my head, my heart continued to thump… hell, we hadn’t even started yet.
Spartan Race Ohio Joe De Sena Wheel Chair

Spartan Race Changing Minds and Changing Lives

I must admit that when I started my Spartan Race adventure two years ago, I wasn’t that impressed. I believed that Joe De Sena was just your average “run of the mill” athlete who had stumbled upon an idea, and decided to turn a quick buck. I did a little research on him, and found that he had done some extreme stuff, but I still had a preconceived notion that he was probably just a schmuck. I mean, seriously, you had to sign a “death waiver” to run the event…. Oooh scary! I am an Army Ranger with 19 years of active duty, a graduate of Ranger School (among others), and have served over 40 months in combat.
Dead End Race medal

Race Review: Dead End Race, Quebec OCT 2014

Over the past 2 years our team has participated in many different races at a variety of locations, our initial goal was to complete 50 races with no duplication.We recently completed our 50th race which was held in beautiful St. Sauveur, Quebec at Mont Habitant.It was called the Dead End Race.This was a fun and creative event. The mountainside added more of a challenge for the elite racers and 40 obstacles kept the non-runners entertained throughout the multiple elevation changes. The volunteers at this event were the most enthusiastic and supportive of any event we have attended to date and were friendly, pleasant and motivated! Thank you to those who came out to help with this event –Well done!