I am one of the admins/ founders of the OCR team, the New England Spahtens. With over 4,000 members, the gamut of our team is large. From elite runners, to weekend warriors we are here to support anyone who needs us. If you have run an obstacle race, or local road race, you’ve seen our blue shirts.
A few years back a doctor told me how unhealthy I was. Yeah, as if I didn’t know right? I was a smoker, drank beer as much as I wanted to and sat around not even thinking about the dreaded exercise word. As soon as he told me my cholesterol level was off the chart, and I was at risk of a heart attack at a young age, it was time to make a difference.
I gave up just about everything. I started running. I started doing Obstacle Course Racing. I was shocked, I loved doing it. I thought for sure my numbers would get better… not so much! Seems my diet of saturated fats and meat was what was killing me. So I went plant based. I cut out all processed food, cut out meat and dairy. I refuse to live life via a pill (Big Pharma).
While I do enjoy this lifestyle I have chosen, I will never be preachy. My hope with this blog is to share stories that have helped me, maybe you are in my shoes too. I also hope to shed light on gear I use for training, exercises, WOD’s. I’m not here to gloat, there is nothing to gloat about really. I’m just trying to make the changes I can to live a natural and healthy lifestyle. There will be bumps, there will be hurdles; it’s all in how we get over them that will define our results.
I believe that life is not measured by the crap you accumulate, but is measured by the morality in which you live it. Religious jargon, political jargon, it’s all just dressing people. It’s taken me nearly 40 years to find the person I am meant to be, and that is me.
I have written on an off for over a decade. I’ve had work published in a few different magazines and have provided commentary in a few magazines and books as well. The gamut for which I’ve written is extensive. From reviewing music demo’s to concerts, writing about meditation and a spiritual journey, blogging about veggie/ vegan products to my newest passion; obstacle/ endurance racing and a whole food plant based lifestyle.
I started compiling a resume of my writing, you can view it by clicking here. I am happy to write, and or contribute, to anything you find my voice could be relevant to. Please click the contact page above and let’s get some ideas going.