So often with this blog I just ramble about my life (that’s what a blog is for, right?) but today I really need your advice. I have been wanting to do a mud / obstacle run for about a year now. So far my race schedule hasn’t worked out to do any and I’m reeeeeeally getting antsy. I mean what girl doesn’t want to get covered in mud and jump over fire?!
At the beginning of this year I discovered the Spartan Race. The best way I can describe it is the Warrior Dash’s big brother…on steroids.
I watched the video, thought to myself these people are insane and then promptly searched for locations in my area which yielded nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing even close. However, it turns out that the Gulf Coast has lots of crazy people that wanted a Spartan Race to come near us. Pretty soon there was a Facebook page called The Gulf Coast Demands a Spartan Race and then I started seeing petitions to have one come down here. Next thing I know the Gulf Coast is getting a Spartan Race – yippee!
Alright, so I know you’re thinking “at the beginning of the post she said she needed my advice where the heck is this going?” Well this is where you come into play. See I really, really, REALLY want to do this race but unfortunately it’s only 13 days after my first marathon. I have no idea what shape I’ll be in or if my legs will even still be functioning. Plus, I think I’ve failed to mention that I have 0 upper body strength. It’s pitiful, I can do like 10 boy pushups before my form starts to breakdown. (Hello strength training??) To give you an idea what I’m talking about, these are some images from the Spartan Race Website.
So, my lovely readers, what are your thoughts? Am I tough enough to Spartan or should I play it safe and recover? What are your experiences with back-to-back intense events like this? The final thing I think you should know is that I’m already registered for the Color Run on November 17th. If I register for the Spartan race I’ll be racing 3 (if you want to count the Color Run as racing) out of 4 weekends in a month. I’m a compulsive race register(er) and I’m worried I’m suffering from the ‘eyes are bigger then my stomach’ syndrome…. The deadline to sign up for discounted registration is August 15th. HELP?!?!