Spartan Race StartIam so excited to finally announce Spartan Obstacles is live!

Obstacle course racing, Spartan Race specifically, has become such a big part of my life these past few years. I am approachingmy 30th race right now and see many more in my future.

I am fortunate enough to have the ability to train every week at UrbanFit, a Spartan SGX training facility near me. One thing that experience has given me is hanging out with other Spartansand helping newcomers find success.

I won't lie and say I am leading the pack in either the elite or age group competitions, but I try! I have a great timeon the course, even when Blue Mountain is kicking my tail.

In my younger life I enjoyed a modicum of success at athletics, football specifically. I was blessed with the opportunityto walk-on play through college at NC State back in the early 90s.

After college I became an adult and got fat...twice.

In late 2014 I tipped the scales at a whopping 272 pounds! I went on a mission to lose weight and get in shape.108 days later I saw 199 pounds on the scale.

I was already enjoying my experience in at the dojo learning karate, but felt I could do more. So my step-son suggestedrunning 5ks with him and I thought that would be fun.

stadium-run-dodger-stadium-2018So I signed us up for on at the park around the corner. It was a 5k obstacle course.That experience hooked me and I soon found out about Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.

After completing courses for both brands I wanted more. I wanted to see if this NormalFat Guy could compete with the other old dudes. So I started signing up for elite heats at stadium races.

Today I live in the 40-49 age group competitions and like most struggle with different aspects of the race. But each raceand each workout I learn more about myself, the courses and life.

I want this site to be a resource to help normal people, those of you with adult lives. Like me you have a full time career,kids and other responsibilities you need to manage.

None of us want to abandon our OCR passion, and I think Spartan Obstacles can be a resource to help everyone enjoy thesport more and find more success on the course.

To make this launch more complete I have written The Normal Guy's Guide to Obstacle Course Races. The book is over 230 pages of content to help everyone get more out of OCR.

att-stadium-sandbag-2016WhileI am launching the site this week, I am not done. I have more planned in the near future so be sure to bookmark the site,or add it to your home screen.

Also be sure to follow Spartan Obstacles on Facebookand YouTube.