Spartan Race this year! (Wait, a Spartan?? Me???)

alaskasusan
on 3/23/21 9:47 pm - AK
RNY on 02/11/13

Hi all - I have not checked in too much in the last while, but drop in now and then. Maintaining 120# loss since 2013 RNY. Somehow along the way I found out that I really really like working out. Hard. I run, do a LOT of body weight exercises, swim, cycle and - my favorite - I throw iron. I have a long, long way to my goal but I regularly bench 65-75 and deadlift 185 (lost a bit when I got sick last year but am back at my PR). And all the other fun stuff :)

So.....long story short: Now that I'm slim and fit (wow, I can't hardly believe that yet) I got into my workouts. Then I decided to see what I should do to pu**** up a level. Enter Spartan Races.

We don't have them in my state, so I've never seen one. But thanks to the magic of YouTube I've watched some, joined their platform and committed to a race this year. I'm doing the Spartan Sprint near Tampa this December.

I will be 66 when I run. It's 5K plus 20 insane INSANE obstacles. ANY obstacle not completed you must complete 30 burpees to avoid being disqualified. Rope climbs, wall climbs, hand-over-hand bars, carry an 80-100# rock for a quarter mile, carry a bucket full of gravel (1/4 mile), throw a javelin (one chance, if it doesn't stick it's burpees for you)....and so one. Way hard stuff.

So cheer me on - I'm going down from Alaska a couple weeks early to train in that Florida heat. Lot of weeks left for training and it won't be easy. Just kinda wanted to let you all know here what's happening. :)

        

supershopper
on 3/24/21 4:32 am

Wow good for you!!!

sounds fun- except the burpees

HW 305 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 GW 160 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015, GB removal 09/2016, Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

catwoman7
on 3/24/21 5:13 am
RNY on 06/03/15

this is great!!!

btw - I do remember you! I'm glad you checked in!

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