Obstacle Course Racing, a Path to ReWilding

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

~Michael Jordan~

For several years now I have been active on the internet sharing health and nutrition strategies that are specifically aimed at the ReWilder.

This post is the first in a slightly different, though I think very complimentary, approach to the ReWilding concept.  It approaches the obstacle course as a field on which we can ‘exercise’, or better yet train, our bodies to function at something resembling our full capability.

ReWild Your Body!

I have been participating in Obstacle Course Adventure Races this season and am training daily to become better equipped and more proficient at navigating these obstacles and barriers with ease.  It is more than just physical training, it is a metaphor for living!

My girlfriend Ali Schueler, and our good friend Frank Giglio have formed Team SurThrival, all with the goal of running the Tough Mudder this October!  Its been a great opportunity to put ourselves, our Vibram Five Fingers, and SurThrival's nutritional supplements to the test!  My appreciation for our Immortal Velvet Elk Antler formula has really deepened in the last couple of months.  It has become my go to pre-training, post-training, and all around recovery formula.

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing videos about my obstacle course training, as well as posts about how this relates to the philosophy of ReWilding.  This first installment, shot in July of 2012 at the “Tough Mountain Challenge" at Sunday River, Maine, gives an overview of our training philosophy.

I’d really like to hear what you think of the video in your comments below!  These events really inspire me, and I hope that this video can inspire you too!

Keep ReWilding!