Running is hard. Lifting weights is hard. Yoga is hard. Sitting around, binge-watching entire seasons of TV shows is easy. Exercise in general can be challenging, particularly if you are just starting to get back into shape.
You will be uncomfortable. You are contorting your body, putting pressure on your joints, discovering muscles in places you didn’t think possible, and quite literally tearing your body down so it can rebuild itself. This is especially true starting out. This is why it is so damn hard to stick with an exercise routine that is new to you.
The first few weeks will be uncomfortable. You will wonder “what the hell am I doing?” over and over again. This is where being cool with being uncomfortable comes into play. Continue reading
Do you have one of those friends that you look to as a constant source of inspiration? Where you get off the phone or finish a beer with them and leave completely jacked to go out and take on the whole entire world? I have one of those friends: Calvin Johanssen. The dude has the superpower of encouragement and the ability to push anyone to become their best selves. His mantra is MASH (Make Awesome Shit Happen) and we always joke that he should go on tour to spread “Calspirations” (the made-up nickname for his quotes).
One aspect to emulate is his monthly challenges. These are usually health-oriented and are intended to incorporate a healthy habit into his life. For instance, you could have a month where you run for 30 minutes a day, a month of avoiding sugar, a month of 200 body weight squats, a month of waking up early, a month of meditation etc. Continue reading
Over the last few years I have been on a journey to find the perfect balance between getting outdoors and staying healthy. I am sick of treadmills, fluorescent lights, and the smell of gym mats. I want a genuine real experience, something that will force me out of my comfort zone.
My wife and I moved to Virginia during the summer of 2013. This move coincided with my falling in love with trail running. Eventually I stopped calling it “trail running” and began telling my wife I was “leaving to run through the woods…like a bigfoot!”
After awhile I adapted “Like a Bigfoot” as my mantra. I realized that to fully enjoy life I would need to go back to my caveman roots.
Therefore the purpose of this website is to promote chasing deer through the woods, throwing giant logs over your back, climbing big ass mountains and eating delicious healthy food! It is for people who are tired of being comfortable and want to push themselves beyond their perceived boundaries