“So Coach Thompson sent his wrestlers to me because he knew that I could help them prepare for the unexpected. I could teach these elite athletes that if they endured enough off the mat, they could crush any challenge on the mat. My goal wasn’t to help them prepare to win; it was to help prepare them for the unknown.
No physical element embodies the unknown like mud. It stick s to us, slowing us down, trying to pull us under. Since the beginning of humankind, men and women have been forced to deal with this brown muck . Mud delayed Napoleon at Waterloo, crippled the Nazi invasion of Russia, and turned the Ho Chi Minh Trail into an obstacle course for insurgents in Vietnam. That mixture of earth and water that gets caked on your shoes has changed history. I’m guessing it’s slowed you down a few times as well.
In a Spartan Race we always confront competitors with mud puddles and swamps, things you only run through out of necessity . These obstacles help condition them for “the mud” of everyday life, the stuff that drags us down, or at least tries to. May be you didn’t get that promotion, but we teach you to persevere in your job any way. May be you got dumped, but we still want you to seek a new partner with a positive attitude. When you’re already fatigued and struggling, the addition of mud can make for a toxic mix, exacerbating the desire to surrender. So every course has at least one mud trap somewhere along the way. It wouldn’t be a Spartan Race without one.”
Source: SoundCloud / BRAINFEEDER
walter j liveharder - shotgun in a clown car
Walter J. Liveharder x Tony Baines Present ‘Salty’
Sink into 14 cuts of Chicago R&B from The-Drum and friends.
i don’t know what to call it
i like it.
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Nas - The Don (Tom Wrecks Remix)
House of Ladosha - Rollin
DJ Hoodcore - Doomsday
Waka Flocka Flame - Rooster In My Rari
Kaos Harajuku - 6 cunt 7 cunt
David Heartbreak - Untitled
C¥bergiga - Himitsu
Kendrick Lamar ft. Gunplay - Cartoons & Cereal (DJ Tim Dolla Remix)
KP & Envy - Shorty Swing My Way
Lady Bee - Smoke One
DJ Yayyay - Micro-Chips (Realness Remix)
Fatima Al-Qadiri - How Can I Resist U
Boody & Le1f - Soda
DJ Tim Dolla - Mercy RMX
Mykki Blanco - Wavvy
Kaos Harajuku - Cockiness Ha (I love when you eat it up)
Soulja Boy - Speakers Going Hammer (Trigzo’s Remix)
Kon - TuЯnabout
Tree Ebony - My Buddy
Godlink - Repent Ha
Mess Kid - Sip Slow (Cedaa Remix)
M.E.S.H. - Whenever We Feels Like
Tom Richman - Gun Jam
A$AP Rocky - Pretty Flacko (Noms Pretty Boy Remix)
C¥bergiga - Lonely Modem Pt. II
Mr. Cornelius - A song for the ladies
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Source: SoundCloud / OpeningCeremony
I fell into a sleep - It was so deep - It was so deep - It took me on a trip - So far away - So far away - I spiraled like a snake - Winding …
a chicago musician i came about a few years ago. i don’t know how but i used to have the actual album.
i remember “Fell” and “Ladies, Gentlemen”