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Endurance for Life

Chris Gogolewski —  March 14, 2013

Endurance for LifeRemember the days of playing in the sand at beaches and water fronts?  Do you also remember when the waves came and washed it all away; oh the frustration!  What about playing with building blocks, only to watch them topple over when our tower was too high? Sure sometimes we knocked them down just for fun, but when we wanted our tower to last, oh the agony!  I remember playing with my son, building an awesome fort for the two of us; hanging blankets over chairs, leaning couch cushions against sides of the fort walls and even trying to fashion a window for watching TV.  Then just when it was ready for the first entry, BAM, everything came crashing down in a heap of blankets and cushions. Continue Reading…

How to Increase Your PerformanceDo you remember when you first tried to ride a bike, run a mile, change a habit, or even pray?  For how long were you successful?  5 seconds, a block, 2 days, 10 seconds?  Being successful with those obviously took practice and time.  How about intensity or determination? Continue Reading…

5K to 50K – Clinging to Faith

5k to 50kAfter finishing the Tough Mudder with more ease than I thought, my second goal of running a half marathon in the Fall of this year as the next event on my bucket list, all of a sudden seems a bit too easy.   After talking to Tony “The Cyborg” Thoma, I have decided to train for a 50K race in the fall of 2013.  Pastor Aaron has asked us to chronicle our journey in a blog, so here goes.

It is a beautiful but highly challenging race held in Duluth, MN.  You can see the details here:  Wild Race Duluth.  I would like to invite anyone else interested to join up with Cyborg and I in this journey.  It is a very large commitment and will not be easy.

At this stage the thoughts are… Continue Reading…

As I look through the picture Gallery taken by our personal photographer I began to feel a sense of pride in seeing all the members of Team Uppercut excelling.  It was what I would describe as a dynamic mix of personalities that shines through as you page through the pictures and the fact that all 15 participants finished mostly unharmed was nothing short of amazing. View the Tough Mudder 2012 Gallery

I learned a lot about myself and 14 others guys that prior to training for this event I did not know too much about.  If you search the internet you can find blogs all over the place about people discussing their personal thoughts and emotions as they grinded their way through the mud and misery of race day.  Continue Reading…

Tough Mudder Twin Cities 2012 Complete

Tough Mudder Twin Cities 2012

All 15 team members of Team Uppercut completed The Tough Mudder Twin Cities 2012 Race!  Congradulations to Continue Reading…