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Conquering Life’s Biggest Obstacles: Coach Casey’s Noble Mission

On June 1st, 2014 at the Tuxedo Spartan Race, two brave women embarked into the hilly landscape of southern New York to take on a treacherous four and a half mile course. And these particular women had more than just a race to complete, as they had surged forward with the resolve to also prove that determination and optimism can conquer even the most difficult challenges that life can throw your way. It was that very day that Delilah Talbot and her Spartan Group X (SGX) Coach, Casey Eischen, were able to look defiantly into the face of a disease that had tried to get the better of them, and to prove that not only could they conquer a Spartan Race, but that they would not be defeated by the ugly disease that is breast cancer.
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Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

There are times in life that we become too comfortable, where what we do becomes normal and commonplace. Joe De Sena will tell you over and over in his book SpartanUP! how important it is to change your frame of reference. Joe suggests the best way to do that is through adversity. When we become too comfortable with one thing, whether it be a dinner entrée, a favorite drink, a sport, or a specific type of race, we prevent ourselves from growing as a person. It’s important to remember to switch things up and take on new challenges. Step outside your comfort zone.
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Race Review: MudManX Holmdel, NJ 7/19/14

Having run several MudManX races in the past, I was excited to see what they had in store for 2014. Holding this event at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ I was curious to see how they would incorporate the surrounding area into a mud run. Arriving at the venue I was pleased to see that this small local event attracted some of the areas top OCR racers such as Kevin Donohue, Roman Pinto, Stephen “Bowtie” Crawford, Kevin LaPlatney, Ron Zastocki, Dustin Bechtel, and James Grbac. Bib pick up was a breeze and we had more than enough time to make our way over to the starting corral.