“Physical Therapy” – I Have Depression and I’m Running the Spartan Super

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I should quit. That’s the text I sent my friend. Monday afternoon, with the Spartan Super at Palmerton just days away, I was ready to quit. Sitting in Bryant Park on my lunch break, tears visibly rolling down my face, I wanted nothing more than to give up. Not just the Spartan race but my job, my apartment, my life …

Spartan Sprint Tri-State NY 2018 – Race Report

Ray Beam Trail to Trifecta 2018 6 Comments

Wow. First of all, I want to thank everyone who has been reading the blog and supporting my Trail to Trifecta journey. Now I am one race down and two races to go now, and I definitely have some fresh perspective on what the next couple of months are going to have in store. Last Saturday was my Spartan Sprint …

Gear You Need on any Spartan Course

Ray Beam Gadgets & Gear, Trail to Trifecta 2018 20 Comments

In just under six weeks I will be facing down my greatest nemesis — the Spartan Sprint at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center. My first attempt at tackling this Sprint happened back in June 2015. Having been accustomed to Spartan’s Stadium Series, I found myself utterly under-prepared for the 5-mile long trek up and down and up and down the mountain. …