Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Super Spartan T-18 days!

Oh man, time is ticking away! In no time at all I will be dawning my muddy competition gear for another physical challenge... this one far exceeding those of the recent past. On June 2nd, I threw caution to the wind and officially registered...the countdown to Carolinas Super Spartan Race has begun!  I posed the question, 'Are you cool with this (SS Race)?' and my husbands response to me was, 'As long as you come back in one piece!' Well I will do my best, seriously, my best...lol

I follow SPARTAN RACE on facebook, I love seeing the pictures from the events, and get the workouts too... The recent photos from the New York Spartan Sprint (around 3 miles) in Tuxedo, NY (which reminds me of my younger club days in Tuxedo Junction, but that was in CT..lol) looked awesome! Fire, barbed wire, climbing, crawling... I mean what more can a girl ask for? Oh yeah, Super Spartan is 8+ miles of hell (seriously, that is the description on the site) - so more of all those awesome obstacles, more of a physical punishment for which I have paid to participate, more, more, more!

I did however, make every attempt to have my registration paid for. I contacted people who knew people to try to get someone, anyone to write about the race in the local papers. I even offered to write it if they would publish it... no dice... I did get a response of, 'The Spartan Race website looks awesome!' and then said he'd forward the information on to all these other papers. That was May 26th. A follow up email was sent on June 1st, and I have yet to get a response. I decided to register and pay out of my own pocket before the event sold out and I would be ass out (excuse my french)... No big, well it is because it's not cheap but hopefully it will be worth it!

So, now here is it, less than 3 weeks away and I have been working on my strength training... I am not delusional by any means. I will probably not be lifting my body weight by then, unless I lose about 40lbs (which would not be conducive to competing or my overall health and well being for that matter). My hope is to be in better shape in 18 days than I am today, honestly - what more can I ask for right?

Heather and I have been planning our girl road trip - which will undoubtedly include girl karaoke because come on - what would a road trip be without it? Disappointing, that's what! So we will sing our little hearts out (I hope she is prepared, my dad compared my singing to a dying cat once!) as we make our way to Winnsboro, SC... I hope she likes Eminem :)

So I would encourage anyone who thinks they are Spartan enough, and even those self-doubters to go ahead and check out the site, SPARTANRACE.COM and believe in yourself enough to give it a go... Find a race near you, throw caution to the wind and sign up! You only live once people, live it with a competitive spirit and do not limit yourself!!! You are stronger and more bad ass than you probably give yourself credit for!!!

If you live in, near or will be visiting the Winnsboro, SC area, and still need a little more incentive, you can save yourself a little coin by using the promo code "MARK"... Sign up before June 8th otherwise fees rise again...


  1. What a fun blog! I am all about fitness and being healthy! I am your newest follower and I would love to have you follow back if you want!
    Camille @

  2. I wish I were a Spartan! Fitness has never been my biggest asset, but I always admire people who are consistently active. :-)

    Following from voiceBoks. So nice to meet you.

    Stacey @ www.justsayitoldyouso.com

  3. Hello. Decided to hop over and check out your blog. I noticed the P90X ad. Have been thinking of trying that. Interested in any advice you have. We had the MUD run today out here in CA. I want to get in shape to do it next year. Folllowing you. www.realarmyofmoms.com.