The Most Important Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed to Conquer the Spartan Death Race

April 23, 2019By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Product Reviews No Comments

Gear is a fickle thing, everyone has their own personal preferences. The one thing that is universal however when it comes to having the right gear is that you ALWAYS want to make sure you purchase QUALITY gear. You don’t just want something that’s going to get the job done, you want something that will … Read More

Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind

April 9, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The Coddling of the American Mind How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure Author: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: An extrapolation on an article written in the September 2015 Issue of The Atlantic that went viral sets the stage for this deep dive into what it … Read More

Book Review: The Manual

April 8, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The Manual A Philosopher’s Guide to Life Author: Epictetus Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: This modern translation of the writings originally by Epictetus gives incredible insight into how we can live a more fulfilling life. From Goodreads: “Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher, deeply … Read More

Book Review: The Alchemist

March 12, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

The Alchemist A Fable About Following Your Dream Author: Paulo Coelho Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A story of a Sheppard boy who travels in search of his personal legend. It’s a simple tale that follows Santiago on his journey where he learns to listen to his heart and realizes his dream for the … Read More

The SISU 24 PNW – A New Adventure For the Pacific Northwest

February 27, 2019By Tony MatesiNews, Race Reviews No Comments

ADVENTURE AWAITS It’s been a while since I’ve been the Race Director for an event, but once again I’m back to challenging others to push beyond their perceived limits by providing them a platform through which to test themselves. I’m quite excited for this opportunity to bring this event format to my backyard, you see, … Read More

Book Review: Into Thin Air

February 10, 2019By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Author: Jon Krakauer Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: A detailed retelling of the tragedy on Mt Everest that claimed five lives and left countless others in guilt-ridden disarray. Jon Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster provides a lot of insight into … Read More

Enter the Mojave Death Race – 254 Miles of Team Bonding

January 19, 2019By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Race Reviews No Comments

On June 2nd, 2018, I joined seven other endurance junkies in the Mojave Desert for what was promised to be one hell of a race, I mean, this was June, in the Mojave Desert, that’s not just a bad pun, it’s the reality we were living. With temperatures approaching 105 degrees, it’s pretty darn close … Read More

Why I Broke Up with the Keto Diet to Live a Happier Life

November 25, 2018By Tony MatesiNutrition, Product Reviews 1 Comment

Earlier this year you may have seen me posting all about the keto diet on Facebook and Instagram, I even wrote an article about why I was going to try to keto diet, mostly for the purpose of training for the Georgia Death Race and the Mojave Death Race. Basically, I wanted to conduct a … Read More

Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

November 5, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Born a Crime Author: Trevor Noah Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: You may know the name Trevor Noah from his role on Comedy Central’s, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, what you may not know is about everything this young African born man went through just to get to where he is today. It’s no … Read More

Book Review: On Thin Ice by Eric Larsen

July 8, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic Author: Eric Larsen Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Not Available Quick Summary: Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out in 2014 on what has very likely to have become the last unaided and unsupported expedition trekking over the ice covering the Arctic to the northernmost point … Read More