It was around the end 2014 when I decided to sign up for my very first obstacle course race (also known as an OCR). I decided to sign up for the Spartan Race in particular, because I heard from friends how amazingly difficult it was while at the same time, being extremely fulfilling if completed.
It sounded a lot like life, difficult at times, but extremely fulfilling during and at the end of the journey.
So, I made up my mind one night to sign up for and participate in the most grueling, physically challenging OCR race on the planet.
As luck would have it, signing up was actually one of the best things I did for my life at the time. When I signed up I was 33, had one kid and another on the way, while struggling to get my new internet startup up and running. You could say that life seemed pretty stressful at the time.
On top of the stress, I wasn’t exercising as routinely as I’d liked. I was consuming unhealthy food regularly, and in general, I just wasn’t feeling very inspired, and life was seemingly getting the best of me.