Sunday, August 19, 2012

Spartan Race Calgary 2012

Yesterday I woke up bright and early, thru on some pink spandex and black paint, and got ready to sweat in the sun.


The spartan race had come to Calgary, and I, the boy, and countless foolish others, signed ourselves up for 5km of hot misery under a cloudless sky. The course featured flames to leap, walls to climb, bricks to drag, more hills and mud than a person ever needs. Oh and burpees....every time you failed a task you did 25 burpees...I did 50.

Nothing will make you feel prouder tho than being able to carry a sand bag up and down a near vertical hill, low crawling under like 50m of barbed wire (getting your pony tail tangled in barbed wire is less than fun) and high stepping through waist deep mud. So even tho I didn't have the fastest time (the boy was a true gentleman and stuck with my dragging ass the whole race to make sure I didn't keel over and die) and even tho I was woefully under prepared.....and even tho I got a mean case of sun stroke and spent the evening in a shivering huddle....

I still feel incredibly proud to have came, and ran, and overcome everything they threw at me. I can call myself a spartan!


Now to spend the rest of today getting mud off my things and prepping for a committee meeting tomorrow.

What did you overcome this weekend?

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on completing the race! Sounds like fun. Sort of. :)

    Happy SITS Day!

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    1. Thanks for the congrats and well wishes! It was a lot of fun I swear!

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  2. Awesome race! The Spartan Race is a physical challenge we should all suffer through once in our lives! Happy SITS Day!

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    1. Yes! I totally agree, except having suffered through it once, I am only more determined to do it again, and better next time! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. Happy SITS day! That looks like a fun race, I think I would enjoy doing that!

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes! It was a lot of fun, I'd totally recommend a mud run like that to anyone!

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  4. Happy SITS day! I did a similar race in Ontario but luckily it was overcast and chilly. The sunstroke would be awful! You definitely earned some cred that day.

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    1. Awesome! (I'm from ontario originally!) and yes, myself and many other racers that day were all wishing for a cloud or too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. Happy Sits Day, sounds exciting, I'd love to do one like that some day.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, for sure I'd recommend a race like this to anyone!

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  6. You look awesome. Not only are you wearing a lot of mud -- but a great sense of what you accomplished is spread all over your face. You go girl. Great SITS inspiring post.

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes! There was a tonne of mud for sure, but you're right, I totally felt accomplished!

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  7. Thanks for sharing what a Spartan Race is. This weekend I published a short story collection. It's free for download one more day. That's my Spartan Race. LIfe and Death on Amazon. Enjoy your SITS Day. Personally I hate meetings. I've got one tomorrow.

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    1. Awesome that you are writing and publishing short stories! That is something I'd love to try one day! Thanks for the well wishes, hope your meeting wasn't unbearable!

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  8. Wow congrats! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

    Kristiina @ Typical House Cat

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    1. Thanks it was a blast! I can't wait to do it again!

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  9. I took up running in September and have been wanting to try one of these races! Everyone looks like they're having so much fun I need to just get over the mud and do it!

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    1. Glad to hear you took up running! I love it, races like this one are a blast, for sure check to see if there are any in your area and sign up, it's worth the mud!

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  10. Wow! I could never do that! If a race involved getting to the phone in the kitchen while dodging children in the hallway and jumping over toys in the living room, I'd have that down though!!

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    1. Hhaha that's is definitely on par with any spartan race I've heard of!

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  11. Girl, that is some serious commitment (or maybe your just insane...a glutton for punishment?)! Happy SITS day!

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    1. Glutton for punishment sounds correct, but in all seriousness it was a tonne of fun, and a huge accomplishment! Thanks for the well wishes!

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