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 →
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 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 →
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 →
One Day Away – Spartan Race
Cardio, strength, core training, leg training....all of these things were done in bulk and now it's time to put it to the test. How do I feel going into the Spartan Super in Chon Buri, Thailand? I wouldn't say nervous, but not really sure what to expect. Have I trained like crazy since my Spartan... Continue Reading →
Ramble of Positivity: 5th Anniversary In Thailand
It's been an unbelievable 5 years. Wow, how can I even put it into context. I will try highlighting this through pictures. First Three Years You understand where my focus was, right? 2013-2015 were the rough years with lots of racial influences, advertisements, and me focusing on "what I didn't want." I had a woman... 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 →