Spartan Sprint: Malibu 2014
Dec 11, 2014, 12:54 PM
When I came down with a sore throat about 8 days before this race, I was hopeful that I might have chance to get through it in time. It ended up blowing out my ear drum while I slept after a horrendous night of throbbing pain and pressure in my head. Waking up with bloody ooze coming out of my ear was not pleasant...
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Ragnar Trail Relay: Phoenix 2014
Nov 10, 2014, 12:51 PM
When Kyoul Cha asked me to join his team for the upcoming Ragnar Trail Relay in the McDowell Mountain Park Preserve in Arizona, I was admittedly a bit indifferent about it. Perhaps I was preoccupied with other races that I had on my plate ahead of this one. I had never done a Ragnar before...
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Spartan Super/Sprint: Sacramento 2014
Oct 28, 2014, 12:47 PM
It was still dark on our way to Van Vleck Ranch. Maia turned on the dome light of the car to fidget with the stereo controls during our 40 minute commute. The light unveiled the bright blue neck of the driver, peeking out from under his jacket...
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Spartan Ultra Beast: Vermont 2014
Sep 25, 2014, 12:39 PM
I greeted the Ultra Beast this year without a sense of fear. I was perfectly calm. I knew what I was in for and I was willing to put myself through it again. Was I ready? Mentally, yes. Physically, not exactly...
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The Ultra Paint: Vermont 2014
Sep 18, 2014, 12:43 PM
This has been my biggest paint job to date. A full suit of armor for Stephen to battle the Ultrabeast. I had been awaiting this challenge for over a month and I had conflicting emotions of excitement and dread. Last year, it dragged on too much for my brain and body’s liking. The arms took 3 days, the torso took forever, and I left the lion’s face for last...
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