September 3, 2015

Conquering Kokoro: Post Event Interview

My good friend Troy Angrignon sat down with myself and Jon for a de-brief on our Kokoro 32 experience. Lots of laughs, lots of Scotch, Gin & Tonics with  some great advice on how Jon and I prepared and Conquered Kokoro. You can listen to the audio below. It’s about an hour and 30 minutes long. Transcripts […]

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Start Breaking Bad Habits Now With Help From The Habit Project

All of us have bad habits (including me) we want to break or better yet, good habits we want to start. The hardest part about breaking bad or starting new habits is overcoming the inertia of starting. Thankfully, professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano has created a great site called that gives you weekly tips, tools and […]


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 […]

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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 […]