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

Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

July 8, 2018By Tony MatesiBook Club No Comments

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Author: Malcolm Gladwell Buy it on Amazon: Book | Audiobook Quick Summary: Blink takes a deep dive into the research from psychology and behavioral economics on the adaptive unconscious, which is basically a study of the mental processes that happen automatically in an instant with very little information to work from. … Read More

The Top 10 Recovery Tools and Methods for the Endurance Athlete

July 7, 2018By Tony MatesiProduct Reviews No Comments

RECOVERY > TRAINING As the years go on and I grow older, the amount of time I spend on recovery has grown exponentially. In my situation, it has become more important than the actual training. Now, don’t get me wrong, practice is necessary, but the reality is if you(I) don’t spend time recovering, appropriately, all … Read More