In the midst of all of my marathon drama, I basically forgot I committed to run the Reebok Spartan Race on June 2.
Let’s back up. In January, I had the opportunity (through FitFluential) to attend the press conference in Times Square announcing the newly formed partnership between Reebok and the Spartan Race. Cliff-notes: We learned that the race has grown exponentially and that this partnership will absolutely help to continue that growth. Joe DeSena (one of the founders of the race) has big dreams. He wants obstacle racing to be an Olympic sport.
Fear came over me when I saw the 10 obstacle course set up on Broadway/43rd Street in the HEART of Times Square. It was a preview of the event. It looked scary as shit and made me feel like my Tough Mudder finish was worth nothing!
Some of the FitFluential folk were brave enough to conquer the course. I was not. I watched them complete the course from the sideline. I also watched children and Team X-Treme (wounded veterans) scurry up a rope, climb over a 7-foot wall and flip huge tires over. I felt awesome about myself.
I was impressed and I was inspired. Then came an opportunity to run the race with Reebok and FitFluential. I signed up and I am running the Tri-State Spartan Race on June 2. My sister Shelley (you met her in the awesome stretches post) is my +1. She is equally as thrilled to get an ass-whoopin.
Another perk: I got some AWESOME Reebok gear to use during my training.
PWR Fitted Capri: I’ve been wearing them during runs, to Refine Method and Spin class. Fucking awesome and so comfortable.
Sublite Duo Run: I’ve been wearing these sneaks to Refine Method as well. Perfect for the high intensity exercise class!
Strength 3/4 Sleeve Top: I’ve never had a 3/4 sleeve exercise top. I always roll up my sleeves during runs. Problem solved.
I’ll check back in with you regarding the outcome of the race. Godspeed.
Have you ever done a Spartan Race? or any obstacle course race? Have you ever successfully climbed a rope? If so, help me.
Disclosure: Through FitFluential, I received a complimentary entry to the Reebok Spartan Race as well as the awesome clothes and shoes. All I had to do was sign a waiver and pay for race insurance. Sounds promising right? As always, all opinions (and risky decisions) are my own.