I keep seeing them on Twitter. Those damn Spartans.
And while I wish they were of the Gerard Butler variety, they are more of the kick your ass variety.
Spartan Race is an obstacle race ala the Muddy Buddy, Warrior Dash,
Tough Mudder, Mud Run - well, you know what I mean. By the way, did you
know there's a Hero Rush? It's an obstacle race designed by
firefighters. Can we say yummy?
Anyway ... the Spartan Race looks absolutely bad ass in an epic sort of
way. There are four different levels or races, so to speak - sprint,
super, beast and death - all with their own challenges. However,
according to their website, "There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and
Hell on Earth. There WILL be obstacles to catch you
off guard. Curve balls,
so to speak. Get over it."
Sort of sounds like the HUFF, except you know in advance that you are paying for Hell on Earth.
I rocked the HUFF (or something like it) I would be all about doing the
Indiana Spartan ... but it's one week after the Martian Half-Marathon,
and I need to be mindful of my race/traveling budget. Damn being a responsible grown-up!
Other races I'd like to do with an open-ended budget and schedule:
Nike Women's Half Marathon. San Francisco. Tiffany necklaces. A group of amazing women. I'm not sure that there's anything more appealing than that (except my upcoming trip to NOLA with my BFF). I am sure it's an overpriced difficult race but I'd love to take a girls' weekend with all of my loves and enjoy all that San Fran has to offer and see the city in an amazing way.
'n' Roll Marathon Madrid. Ever since I got sucked into the Mario
Batali-Gwyneth Paltrow tour through Spain that aired on PBS, I've been
dying to go to Spain and more specifically Madrid. The food, culture,
history, scenery - they all appeal to me, and we all know that one of
the best ways to explore a new place is on foot.
Bourbon Chase. Relays are all the rage in the blog community it seems, with Ragnar being the top dog. This relay is a 200-mile journey across the Bluegrass State –
historic bourbon distilleries, across our majestic horse country, and
into our enchanting small towns. Mark and I took a vacation to
Louisville just before I got pregnant, and we toured Maker's Mark and
visited Heaven Hill. It was one of the best and most picturesque trips
we've ever taken. I would love to relive it mile by mile. The race,
which is in September, is already sold out for 2012 and teams will have
to participate in a lottery for 2013. Who wants to start buying tickets
What is your dream race? Do you have anything exciting on the horizon?