Major Achievement on Kilimanjaro!

On January 15th, my friend Kyle Maynard made a historic ascent of the highest peak in Africa became the first man to crawl to the 19,340 ft. summit. In setting a world record for what is achievable, Kyle became a prime example of what I call the "No Barriers mindset."

Running the Sacred Monkey River

In January, I reunited with my friends from Expedition Impossible, the Modern Gypsies, for an exciting whitewater kayaking adventure in southern Mexico. As you may recall, Taylor Filasky, Eric Bach, and John Post won the month-long adventure race in Morocco while my team, No Limits, came in second place. I hate losing but, if I must, I’m happy it was to people I truly like. Joining us on this paddling trip were some other good friends including Rob Raker, Chris Weigand, Skyler Williams, and my little brother Eddie.

Adventure TEAM Challenge registration

I am psyched to announce that the Adventure TEAM Challenge is now open for registration! This year, we have moved the race up to May 18-20 to give everyone an awesome kickstart to their summer. And we've moved it to the mountain-bike mecca of Colorado, Fruita! This year's race is going to be bigger and better than ever. Get your teams together now and sign up by going to the web site. See you there!

Recovery

Recovery is a vital part of training. And the older I get, the more I have to recover! All those accumulated little injuries begin to take a toll. While rest and massage great ways to heal your body, lately I've been receiving treatments of cold laser therapy. This is a clinically-proven method for stimulating your body's own healing mechanisms. Check out this video to learn more:  

Training for the River, Part 2

Here is the second part of my training with Anton video. I should point out that this is just one of many workouts that he puts me through. We mix it up a lot and I'm always worn out by the end of a session! Next will see some healing that he helps me with. If you have questions for Anton Ferguson, you can reach him by email: contact@fitnesslaser.com

Jeff's Haitian Adventure

My good friend, Jeff Evans, recently returned from an incredible adventure in Haiti. They got the full experience with surfing, kite-boarding, and a rolled truck. Head on over to Jeff's blog for a good read!

Training for the River, Part 1

I am often asked how I train for adventures. So I thought I'd show you what it takes to get ready for an expedition. Over the past couple of months, I have been preparing for a whitewater kayaking trip in Mexico. This video will give you an idea of what I've been doing with my trainer, Anton Ferguson.

Congratulations to Jordan Romero!

For those of you you haven't heard, my friend 15-year-old Jordan Romero, completed a 6-year climbing quest and hopes to inspire kids with his Healthy Eating Challenge. Team Romero, which consists of Jordan, his father Paul and his step-mother Karen, spoke at Summit 2011 about his quest and the importance of living an active, healthy no-barriers lifestyle.

Fantastic article on the Adventure TEAM Challenge

My friend Bob Vogel, who is a wheelchair athlete, wrote a superb article about last summer's Adventure TEAM Challenge for New Mobility magazine. It's definitely worth reading! We've already started planning on the next ATC race and it's going to be better than ever with a new location and time. Stay tuned for details.

Wha'SUP!

It's winter, so it must be time to think about summer! One of the coolest new toys I got last year was a pair of stand up paddle (SUP) boards from Tower Boards. We didn't get them until the fall so I haven't played too much but have lately been thinking about what fun they'll be this year! Here's a photo with me and my friend Rob Raker on the maiden cruise.

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