Do you remember this post?
I did a little mud run -- the only one to date.
I kept my hands clean the entire time...
...didn't like the mud.
But powered through the obstacles and ended up having a blast.
However, I vowed to never do a mud race.Why?
I had this running thing down. I could run a half marathon on a whim and was going [at the time of this decision] was planning on having marathons under my belt.
Fast forward to the present.
I have 20+ half marathon medals hanging in my room.
I've covered over 150 miles with six marathons.
But I need more. I want more.
I'm about to hit the 'dirty thirty.'
I want a new way to push myself and need a new goal to train towards.
Enough about me, onto Spartan Race.
I was talking with a friend last week about Spartan Races.
[honestly] I had an epiphany.
I was always under the impression that 'mud runs' were a 'show-off' race, only crazy peeps ran them. I could not have been more wrong -- I stand corrected.
When you participate in a Spartan Race, you're family.
Yes, you're out there for yourself.
Pushing your body to it's limits and shutting up your brain when pain may kick in.
You could be marking off a bold item on your bucket list.
Maybe someone dared you to sign up.
Celebrating an upcoming age... Or just to push yourself.
But you are out there for everyone else.
To help them :: To push them :: To cheer them on :: To celebrate.
Unlike a typical road race -- which I've done so many of, completing an OCR is not just you against the clock. Yes, that clock is ticking, but that isn't the only thing on your mind.
And this is when I decided this would be my next endeavor.
Here's what coming up next:
The first Spartan Race is hitting Wisconsin in just four weeks!
The Sprint will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Heading south, you can mark two races off your list towards your Trifecta in Dallas. The Beast is Saturday, November 1 and the Sprint follows up on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Heading even deeper into the dirty south -- Mississippi is on deck with the Sprint distance.
What the h___ is sprint, beast, whaaat??
Sprint: 3+ miles and 15 obstacles
Super: 8+ miles and 20 obstacles
Beast: 12+ miles and 25 obstacles
There's also the Ultra Beast and Death Race.
My only response to the distances & obstacles was O.M.G.
Lastly, the Trifecta.
You received this beauty & bragging rights for completing
the Sprint, Super & Beast within a calendar year.
Feel inspired? Maybe a little crazy?
Wanna join me in Tampa next February when I run my first Spartan Race?
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*disclaimer: I was contacted by Spartan Race to promote a few races, they supplied me with a free entry for a giveaway.
All opinions are my own.