Archive for February, 2013


This… is Sparta

February 4, 2013

“No retreat, no surrender; that is Spartan law. And by Spartan law we will stand and fight… and die. A new age has begun.”

~Dilios, ‘300’

SR_CMYK_Round_BBSo, when I told y’all what my plans were for 2013, I mentioned that I had my sights set on 5 obstacles races (didn’t know which ones), as well as a destination race (didn’t know where).  Well… Jen and I put pen to paper and killed a few birds with one stone.

One really awesome, mythological stone.

Ladies and gents – this is the Spartan Race.

Out of ALL the different obstacle races, this one is pretty awesome.  Now I know you’re probably asking:

“Gach, why is it awesome?”

“How is it different from the other races?”

“Dude, how do you get such beautiful skin?”

Well – it’s awesome because obstacle racing is no longer a niche activity… it’s a sport.  And Reebok has decided to sponsor Spartan Race, making it the first race series to receive such sponsorship.  Big money = BIG awesome.  Also, as the name indicates, it’s a Race.  Others, like the Tough Mudder, are really tough (and still on my to-do list for a TBD date/ timeframe) but not timed for everyday participants (just for the highest level competitors), so it’s more about teamwork.  Very cool in it’s own right… but it’s not the Spartan Race.

The other thing that we liked about this?  THIS, my friends, is MY ultimate goal for 2013:

trifecta-badgeTo complete the Spartan Trifecta.

The Spartan Race has 3 lengths you can choose based on your preference:

Sprint – 3+ miles, 10+ obstacles

Super – 8+ miles, 15+ obstacles

Beast – 10+ miles, 18+ obstacles

And completing the Spartan Trifecta is simply doing at least one of each in a calendar year.  ‘Simply’… LMAO.  There’s absolutely nothing simple about it.  It’s gonna be a great challenge – but a challenge I’m ready for.

“But wait… what the heck does this have to do with a destination race?”


spartan-race-1Well… the Spartan Beasts are few and far between.  So, Jen and I are planning a trip to sunny Madison, Wisconsin (!!!) to complete the final leg of the Trifecta.  Travelling to race (and coming home afterwards) is gonna be an interesting experience, but by then we’re gonna be 2x Spartan Race finishers… so really, what’s gonna phase us?!?!

And speaking of ‘us’… I think you should be part of ‘us’!  So why don’t you do one of the races with Jen and I?  And I’m gonna help you do that.  CLICK HERE, and sign up using the code on the page and get 15% your race – any race, multiple races, doesn’t matter!  Sign up for a race, use the code, 15% off.  It’s literally as easy as that.

And hey – use the code even if you can’t run with us… it’s good regardless.  And you’re welcome.  🙂

Oh, and just stop with the questions about my supple, glowing skin – it’s creepy.  And awkward.

I’m uncomfortable now… I’m going to moisturize.


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