I'm sitting in front of an executive at one of the biggest banks in Thailand and abruptly he says, "registration opens tomorrow!" It was a random comment at the time since we had been discussing the ever-so-annoying-coronavirus, but I shifted my attention to him and said: "huh?" He said, "Spartan Race Thailand!" I was in... Continue Reading →
Interviewee #026 – Moustafa Sano – The Marathon Man!
I brought Moustafo on a long time ago, and here I am bringing him on again because there was a particular pain threshold he passed that I'm very captivated by. Being able to overcome the amount of pain, a rain storm, fatigue and other things is just AMAZING. Reminds me of David Goggins, so here... Continue Reading →
Interviewee #22 – Jonathan Darling – Personal Trainer and Ultra Marathon Runner
This is a man that's an ordinary guy trying to make an extraordinary impact on the world. After starting his fitness journey playing football and wrestling in high school, he began studying exercise science in college. This propelled him into the world of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and competing for several years. 8 months ago, he decided... Continue Reading →
Spartan Bag for The Beast
On the dawn of the monster, let's take a look at what's important for a Spartan Beast! Essentials Hydration Pack Energy Gels Protein Bar Two pairs of socks Arm sleeve of some kind to protect you Sunscreen Compression (shirt and shorts) Distance running shoes Waist belt The hydration pack, given the distance, is absolutely essential. ... Continue Reading →
Fitness Entrepreneurs Pod #1: Conditioning + Spartan Training Tips
Boy! This was an exciting podcast. Moustafo and Hakeem, two podcasters (in their own right) and fitness entrepreneurs who live in Malaysia, joined me this morning to talk about conditioning and Spartan training. I'm amazed how much knowledge these young individuals have in the health spectrum of everything. Because this will be a 2-3 weekly... Continue Reading →
Interviewee #15 – Moustafa Sano On Fitness, Learning Five Languages, & Fitting In
It was an afternoon when I received a few video messages in my Instagram inbox. Here was a guy that I've never met before sending me videos. I was a bit adamant in terms of opening those videos, but I'm glad I did because it ended up being one of the most inspirational guys ever!... Continue Reading →
Questions & Answers: Why The Spartan/Tough Mudder Competitions?
It was a perfect question at a perfect time. Back in 2015, I put my mind, body and spirit to the test. In one of the most difficult races of my life, I saw everything flash before my eyes: ewwwww! Black man! Negro! Pimp! Black people are disgusting! -- yes, these are the comments that... Continue Reading →
Spartan Super: Chon Buri, Thailand – The Good, The Ridiculous, The “Come On, Man”
The Race - A Debacle of Astronomical Proportions This is a very infuriating situation that was BECAUSE OF ME. I couldn't believe out FAT and out-of-shape I was for this race. Did I feel fat? Well, the extra fat on my stomach is absolutely noticeable. However, I think a lot of it had to do... Continue Reading →
Flights/Hotels/Spartan Tickets Booked – Training Commenced
To give everyone a nice little update on the upcoming trip to Malaysia, I'm EXCITED! I haven't left the country since Maldives last year. Does anyone know how long it's been?! Although I've now left a very forgettable neighborhood, the "fun and hobbies" portion of the wheel of life has taken a massive hit. I now... Continue Reading →
Traveling + Fitness Goals = Malaysia/Singapore Spartan Is On The Board!
There's been some hard decision-making going on my end, but I'm finally kicking off my travels this year with a minor bang. Like I told you in the beginning with my blog, outlining the possible scenarios of traveling....it's now evident that I will do a small travel at this juncture of the year, basically due... Continue Reading →