January 26, 2015


Conquering Kokoro: The Journey Forward

Kokoro 32 was a life changing event that pushed me and the team to our failure points. Without the help of my team, I would not have made it across the chasm. As with any endurance event, it takes a few days for the lessons to sink it. As I sit in the the Kokoro […]

Photo by Melanie Sliwka

Conquering Kokoro: Focus on the Task at Hand

Kokoro Camp takes place at SEALFIT headquarters in Encinitas, CA — 25 miles north of San Diego. By car from San Francisco, it takes about 8 hours — plenty of time to think about why the hell I’m doing this. Sizing Up the Team I arrived early to find my soon to be teammates hanging […]


Conquering Kokoro: Front Sight Focus

Now that I decided to do Kokoro in June, it was time to figure out how to prepare. Kokoro is not just Crossfit on Steroids nor is it a pure endurance event — it’s a blend of the two. This lead me to strongly consider getting a coach. A lot of amateur athletes struggle with […]


Conquering Kokoro: The Courage to Start

I thought long and hard about my next impossible challenge since whatever I do next has to be at least as hard as what I have done before. In looking for my next challenge, I thought about the following: Over 24 hours Supportive team environment Takes me out of my training and competition comfort zone […]


The Search for Big Hungry — GORUCK Beached 004

A Guest Post by Matt Hammonds What is Beached? Beached is a 3-day submersion into the world of special amphibious operations taught by current and former Special Operations soldiers (GORUCK Cadre). You and your team will learn amphibious skills based on actual special operations and training exercises conducted by the GORUCK Cadre in their careers. Whether […]

Photo by Bryan Calo

Babes in the Woods: GORUCK Custom Lake Tahoe Navigator

If I could list a single thing that I learned from GORUCK Custom Lake Tahoe Navigator it would be this — it’s easier than you think to get lost in the woods. GORUCK Navigator is a four day land navigation and survival training experience that teaches you the basics of handling yourself in the wilderness […]