I didn’t make any fitness resolutions this year (I didn’t make any resolutions actually) but I am still feeling the push to get physical.
There’s something about this time of year that always makes me want to move! I stayed pretty active over the holidays but definitely got out of my routine and didn’t push myself, just managed to maintain my fitness base. Now the light has returned and with it my motivation go a little harder, a little faster, and a little more.
I see some spring races in my future. I haven’t run any races or any long distances (more than 5 miles for me) in a few years but I have my eye on the Charlottesville Ten Miler coming up at the end of March.
Tate is also thinking of going big again this year. He raced hard the summer of 2012; half-ironman, 65 & 100 mile mountain bike races, and a crazy kayaking triathlon. This summer he plans to race the 10 miler and get down and dirty in a Spartan Race.
Are you familiar with the Spartan Race series? This obstacle race like no other. Straight from the website ; “There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth.” Whoa, intense. Tate’s brother completed the Spartan Race last summer and loved the experience so this year they are doing it together. There are Spartan Race events are held all over the world, the next races coming up are in California on 1/25 & 1/26, Arizona on 2/8 & 2/9, and Tampa on 2/15. Lucky for Tate there is one coming up in August just an hour away at Wintergreen Resort here in Virginia.
Have you done a Spartan Race or is it on your bucket list for this year? Spartan Race generously offered a free entry code to one of my readers, good for any race in 2014! I am not receiving any financial incentive for this post, I just thought that many of you would be thrilled at the chance to get a free entry so I jumped at the chance to offer it.
All you have to do to to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment telling me why you are excited about doing a Spartan Race. I’ll email the winner the code on Wednesday!