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 →
Next Vacation & Spartan Race: Taiwan!
You read it correctly. Your main man, who goes by the name of Arsenio Buck, is reentering Spartan after a bit of a hiatus. When I was trekking through the foothills in Hua Hin, sucking in dust particles like it was oxygen, I told myself: "man, FUCK THIS!" I said I would never do it... Continue Reading →
Ramble of Positivity: Episode XXVII – Trifecta & 2018 Health Goal is Here!
Man, on the eve of one of the greatest runs I will ever experience, here I am bringing a long tradition back. if you guys are unsure what this is about, the Ramble of Positivity is about stating all the great things that are happening in your present life. It's about writing your list of... 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 →
Spartan Beast: Hua Hin, Thailand — Signed Up + No Longer “Obese”
A few days ago I was jumping in JOY and ECSTASY. Never have I ever been so elated because of a machine. When I saw BMI (Body Mass Index) the other day, I saw the Physique ratings at standard. Six weeks prior to this, my physique was apparently obese, although I look relatively thin. My metabolism before... Continue Reading →
Spartan Beast Malaysia = Cancelled; Now What? Spartan Beast Australia!
I went from booking a ticket, thinking that my Spartan Beast in Malaysia was on a Saturday, to cancelling a plane ticket and realizing that plane tickets on other days were at extortionate prices. YIKES! What a disaster. What seemed like a sure Spartan Beast and trifecta claiming weekend turned into a nightmare whereas I... 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 →
Questions & Answers: Feeling Left Out? Drop Them!
That's right! You heard it here first! Today I'm bringing everyone another Q & A - a Q & A from an individual in Asia. "Hello, I see you do a lot of podcasts on friends and speak a lot about well-being. I have a class with friends and we chat in a line group. ... Continue Reading →
My Spartan Bag: Energy Gels
Now that the Spartan Race is over, I want to evaluate and see just how great these Energy Gels are. In 2015, I didn't have any protein bars on me or energy gels. On that specific race in Melbourne, Australia, I almost gave up. Was it because I lacked energy? Or lacked Will-Power in general?... 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 →