• Fitness

    BattleFrog.

    Somewhere over the rainbow… Wait, that’s not right. Somewhere in the city limits of Topeka, Kansas, Coach Pain gave a motivational speech to the 10:30 am wave of runners in the BattleFrog obstacle race. “Who here is cold?” My teeth chattered while I jumped in place. “Take a deep breath.” I inhaled and exhaled. I continued to jump. “Breathing will warm you up. And I’m gonna tell you right now –  holding your breath and hopping like this with your teeth chattering will not warm you up. You want to feel cold? Go to San Diego, California. Coronado Beach. Now that’s cold.” I don’t know, California seems pretty warm. I continued to jump in place. Scott rolled his…

  • Fitness,  Humor

    Tomorrow never comes.

    You know when you meet a new group of people and you’re polite and they’re polite and you hope they like you? And you know when this new group of people lives next door to you and you realize, after a year, the politeness is over and now they’re reading about themselves on your blog? Oh. It’s April 26th. I have four days to prepare for a 5-mile mud race including 22 military-style obstacles, such as crawling in mud under barbed wire and climbing up walls by lifting each other up like middle-aged cheerleaders. Scott and I agreed to run Battle Frog on April 30th with our neighbors. Our neighbors, the highlight reel:…