1.5 years ago I wrote a post about how I want to become a Spartan. Well, my time has come! A nice fellow from the Reebok Spartan race contacted me and asked if I wanted a free race entry in exchange for blogging about the race. Um…YES! I already blogged about the race, but never had a chance to do it! I am so in! Even better: have a free race entry for one of YOU!
So why is the Reebok Spartan Race so exciting? Pretty much because it’s full of fun challenges. Crawling under barbed wire, climbing walls, jumping over fire, carrying heavy things, balancing on tree stubs, and getting chased by mean men with sticks. Yep, it’s got all that fun stuff…ish. They don’t tell you exactly what will be at your race, so you don’t really know what to expect. It’s my belief that all of the races have fire jumping (awesome!) and men with sticks (terrifying), but the other obstacles seem to change, so you don’t know what might be around the next corner.
All that stuff is really fun/silly/challenging/scary sounding, so that’s really great. But, it sounds kind of like every other obstacle race, right? Well, you’re right, but here’s where I get excited about the Spartan Race: There is NO CHEATING!
I am a rule-follower. Rules are the best. Everyone should follow the rules. You can bet that even if there was no one enforcing the no-cheating rule at the Spartan Race, I’d be doing my best to go through each and every obstacle like any good girl would. However, others do not always follow the rules! It makes my heart sad! I once had a friend tell me that she did the Tough Mudder, and just skipped all the obstacles that she didn’t want to do. WHAT? You skipped? You’re allowed to skip??? (Side Question: what’s the point in doing an obstacle race if you plan to skip obstacles???). Anyway, as horrifying as the skipping of obstacles is, I learned that it’s kind of the norm at many obstacle races: People just don’t do the stuff that they don’t want to do. You can see how this makes the playing field uneven, and makes the event less fun (at least to a rule-follower like me).
But here’s the great thing: The Spartan Race is a no-cheating race! You don’t HAVE to do every obstacle, but if you choose not to (or if you fail), you will be required to do burpees! YES! A rule-following race! That’s the best ever!
So who’s with me? Who wants to show their strength and become a spartan? Enter my giveaway! This entry is good for ANY Spartan Race in the continental United States!
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