zombie training

Workout of the Week: Zombie Training

zombie training
I mean….REALLY.

Deanna and I are in full zombie mode. The Walking Dead only has three episodes left and we’re already itching for more. I personally am strongly considering replacing the Jack Sparrow cardboard cutout in my office with a Daryl Dixon cutout.…


Red Bull Wings for Life World Run

wings for life world run

On May 4th, 2014, all over the world, people will be running for those who can’t. On this day the world will run as one.

The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field.

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Reader Question: How do I prepare for my first 5k?

Jessica H. sent us an email – and we liked her question so much, we thought a lot of you would benefit from a post about it:

“Well, [Rugged Maniac] is my first 5k. I’m far from in shape (well, round is a shape, but not the shape I’m looking for).

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Race Review: Escape the Nightmares 5k

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If you know me, you know I love horror. So when I heard about Escape the Nightmares 5k: A Nighttime Horror Obstacle Race, you could bet your ass that I was going to be there.

Escape the Nightmares 5k was originally scheduled for December 21 – 4 days before Christmas.…


5 Tips to Keep Moving When You’re Moving

For the 9th time since I’ve lived in Los Angeles, I’m moving. It seems like every single year I’m in a new apartment in a new neighborhood, due to a couple of factors:

  • Building problems (I mean…it’s LA. You live here long enough and you’re bound to live in at least one apartment with roaches)
  • Roommates moving in or out
  • Pay increase – more income = bigger place, better location

photoThis is an exciting move for me.…


Race Review: Las Vegas Strip Poker Run 5k [Guest Post]

From time to time, our schedules conflict and we can’t make it to a race we originally had planned. Fortunately for us, we’re in the process of assembling a band of epic runners around the country who are attending these races and taking copious mental notes.…

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Featured Epic Runner: Reiley G.

The great thing about interviewing Epic Runners is that sometimes we learn about races we didn’t even know about! Our newest Featured Epic Runner, Reiley G., has what is known as #BeastMode – he’s a regular at Spartan Race, Tough Mudder and through this feature, introduced us to the Budshido Race (although it’s only in Virginia…boooooo).…


Race Review: XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run 6k

Given that 2014 is the year of the Trail Run, I figured I’d better be the one to review the XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run.

After a 6am wakeup call, a fruit bar with almond butter and some coffee, Deanna and I headed to Newbury Park (side note: we’ve been listening to the Family Guy version of Ke$ha’s “Timber” and it gets scarily stuck in one’s head, which is what we were doing before the beginning of the video below)

We parked at a town center about a mile from the start, picked up our shirts, bibs and timing chips and put the rest of our stuff back in Deanna’s car (I swear XTERRA has the best race shirts, I’m wearing mine now actually):



The line for the shuttle was EPICALLY shorter than it was at Spartan Race in 2012…ask us about that story sometime!…


Run, Bitch! (Songs from Erin’s Running Playlist)

Jesse Pinkman and I must be sole mates. (GET IT!?) Run, Bitch! has been the name of my running playlist pre-Breaking Bad. Because we know everyone is always looking for new jams to pump you up on those long miles, we thought we’d do some installments of our favorite songs.…


#Clean14 Recipe: Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Mushroom Sauce

Let #Clean14 commence! I found this amazing flax & chia pasta at Sprouts and bought two packages – one Whole Wheat and one Spinach. YUM. Since two of my 2014 resolutions are A) to follow more recipes and B) to use more fresh herbs in my cooking, I decided to tackle both, using some fresh basil I also purchased with FULL INTENTION of using it.…