The Accountability Call Podcast #8


Jon and I recap some of the more challenging aspects of our Spartan Super race, but not before a little music to start things off:

The Spartan Bucket Brigade Obstacle

One of the toughest obstacles for us on Saturday was the bucket carry. We had to fill up a bucket with rocks, and carry it up and down a quarter-mile hill. We definitely felt it in our backs and forearms. Both of us completed the obstacle though. Unfortunately, we both failed the javelin toss immediately after the bucket carry, which forced us to crank out 30 burpees. It was at this point in the race that we were officially made aware of the challenge we were facing.

Jon was able to dominate the strength obstacles, while I did well on the bars and ropes obstacles. We both drew inspiration from the effort of other racers. It was such a positive atmosphere with lots of encouragement from lots of strangers. If you are thinking of doing a Spartan race, or something similar, Jon and I both say, “Go for it!”

We get a little deep in talking about how music plays an important, emotional role in our lives. Jon tells two personal stories about how particular songs have very personal meaning for him. Those two songs are:


I have many songs that symbolize different times and people in my life as well, but the one that sticks out more than most is this:

We then talk about some goals we have for this upcoming week. Jon wants to de-clutter his phone and eliminate the apps that he doesn’t use or need. This begs the question, which apps are the ones that we cannot live without?

I plan to do some diving into intermittent fasting this week. I will be skipping lunch this week to see what sort of effect it has on me. I heard a really cool podcast from Tim Ferriss with aging expert, Art De Vany that got me thinking about this.

We finish things off with two quotes that added value to our lives recently:

  • In a world of distraction, single-tasking is a superpower. — Tim Ferriss
  • Don’t look back. You’re not going that way. — Unknown

As always, we hope you enjoy!