August 3, 2015

I Came, I Ran, I Conquered the Spartan Sprint

Morning and happy Monday, muffins. I'm coming at you a bit sore and tired after my Spartan Sprint on Saturday but I'm coming at you successful which is all that matters to me. In January I set a fitness goal of running the Spartan in the women's elite group with the stipulation of not coming in last. Many of the women in the elite group are sponsored and compete for points in the championship races later in the year. Personally, I wanted to see if I could train enough to actually compete with these women and until May I did pretty well. Then, life happened and my training took a big back seat to everything else I had on my plate. All of a sudden it was the end of July and I started to fear failing big time. Thankfully, my body responded even better than expected and I can tell y'all I rocked it out and completed my 2015 fitness goal.  HELLFREAKINGYEAH!!!! #ididit #accomplished #aroo

This weekend I… 

… woke up at the crack of dawn to get to the race for my early starting time.


… arrived later than expected which caused a bit of tension in the car and almost led to me trying to run with the elite men instead of the women. #frazzled #thatgirl #oops

… found my group, made it to the front of the starting line and started the race.

… realized they LIED about the race being flat. #somanyuphillclimbs

… rocked my first few challenges then failed my first challenge. #darnthoseeightfootwalls #booburpees

… kept on trucking and rocked the RINGS, monkey bars, cargo nets, bucket carry, log carry and rope climb.

… achieved a beautiful rope burn on my inner thighs, but I reached that bell.

… thought I popped a calf muscle on the hay barrel jump however it ended up just being a bad cramp. Unfortunatly the cramp stuck with me the rest of the race limiting my run ability on the uneven ground. It meant walking more than I originally planned yet I never stopped or quit.

… reached the last three obstacles and saw Le Husband WOOHOO!!!!

… failed the Hercules Hoist and the Spear Throw [damnyouspearthrow] which meant 60 burpees at the race end. #woof

… rocked out the barbed wire crawl and then FINALLY Crossed the finish line!

… felt SO ACCOMPLISHED after the race was over and I was done. I only failed four obstacles, with the spear throw being one of them, and was so ecstatic I rocked out the rope climb, rings and monkey bars. The four fails meant 120 burpees and some lost time, but I did it and finished and wasn't last!

… was OVERJOYED I achieved my fitness goal of running with the Spartan  ELITE group and was not last in the group. I may have been 40 out of 53 but I wasn't last and that was my goal. I AM SPARTAN STRONG! #aroo #goalaccomplished

… showered and changed then headed out to watch for Le Husband since he raced after me. 

… spent two hours looking for him and convinced myself I had missed him but then saw his handsome build. 

… hung out for a bit on the grounds then headed to grab lunch at the delicious bbq restaurant we found last year. 

… came home and did a quick turn around to meet Babyspice and a bunch of friends at the DC United game.

… realized I picked up a pretty gnarly sun burn while I waited for Le Husband. #crispy #oopsforgottoreapply

… grabbed our prepped kabobs, joined the tailgate and feasted on deliciously unhealthy foods. It was amazing after a week of Whole7 in preparation for our race. #gimmealltheguacandchips.

… had a blast hanging out with BabySpice and our soccer friends. The tailgate was a fabulous time and the game was a lot of fun too. There was a wacky moment when I had to tattle on lil kids the level above us that were trying to spit on people walking below. I have to admit it was quite satisfactory getting them in trouble. #whodoesthat #bebetter

… experienced one the highest scoring professional games of my life. DC United was losing 0-2 in the first half and came back to win the game 6-4!!!!! That is pretty unheard of in the soccer world and we all loved cheering our team to victory.

… sprinted from the game to Menchies to devour some well deserved FroYo!

… passed out and slept like a log after a such a long day.

… woke up early than planned to prep communion for church. #gladtohavesportyspicearound

… spent an hour at the pool trying to even out my burn and work out some leg soreness doing laps.

… played in an indoor soccer game with out any female subs. Thankfully my legs held up and I actually played pretty well with a goal plus a few goal saving blocks [we won't talk about a few horrendous passes, blah]. 

… went home, took an epsom salt soak [ le sigh ] watched a lil television then ate a delicious dinner cooked by Le Husband. #rackoflambshoulderwithveggies #lovemymanwhocooks #sotasty

… prepped for the week then went to bed early because I was bushed. 

I had been stressing this weekend for awhile and I am so happy I accomplished the goal I set back in January. We worked hard on this goal up until May and then life kind of got in the way so I was really worried I was going to fail. But, my body answered when I called and I am so thankful it didn't completely break down on me this weekend. Thank you for all the good vibes, y'all are the best. 

What did you do this weekend? Are you as tired as I am today?

34 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

First of all - congratulations...finishing that race in the group that you were in is such a huge accomplishment - getting that burn is also another accomplishment lol! I'm so glad that you are able to cross off one of your fitness goals this year!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Ashley said...

You were one active lady this weekend! Congrats on finishing the race! Get it girl!!

Alana Livingston said...

Holy cow I'm exhausted now just from reading that! Congrats on finishing the race and accomplishing your goal--that's amazing! Hope your sunburn is feeling better!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

You are incredible gurlie! Yay for rocking the challenge even if you were a tad bit late. Have a fabulous week <3

Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

WOW! Awesome girl - that's so great!! But that is a heck of a sunburn!! And then that froyo - yumm!!! Glad you had such a good wknd!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

YAY!! so glad you finished the race. that high you have from kicking so much ass will be with you for a while :)

Nikki said...

You rocked it! GREAT job friend! I knew you would do it!

Mree said...

You did a great job! Way to go lady!! Sorry to see you got sunburn. That looks so painful. Hope you get to take it easy today

Illegally Blonde said...

So proud of you!! I knew you could do it.

Chelsea said...

WOW!! Way to go :) Looks like you did a great job
Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

That is seriously so amazing! Congrats on finishing and not last! You're amazing, especially if you didn't do hard core training for almost two months! Good for you...so what's next on the fitness to do list?

christina @ the new mrs said...

Congrats on the big accomplishment! That meal looks like a perfect reward!

Kaitlin {Little Goodies Blog} said...

Awesome job!!! That looked like a brutal course!!!

Brianne said...

Congrats on the race! I'm always so impressed by your athleticism. That lamb looks pretty bomb.

Jen said...

You are awesome my friend!!! I am jealous and impressed! haha. :)

Leslie said...

You are such a trooper! Congratulations!

Liz Joiner said...

Woot woot! On the spartan sprint girlfriend! they don't have one where I live, but gosh read up on it and it looks freaking hard! Don't think I could do that at all. And any place is good because you finished, the fact that you weren't last makes it even better!

liz @ sundays with sophie

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Wow awesome job in the Spartan race! 40/53 isn't even close to last. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to complete the majority of the challenges, it looks so intense!

Darcy said...

AWESOME job!! Way to go on completing your goal!!
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Launna said...

Congratulations that is so wonderful that you finished and you weren't last. As much cario that I get in ... I wouldn't be able to do all these challenges... you are amazing ♡






Julie said...

Congrats on your race! Not many can say they completed that Spartan, I know I couldn't!!

Stopping by from Mingle Monday :)

Meg Taylor said...

Congrats, girl!!! What an awesome accomplishment! You definitely deserve all of that fantastic food and the frozen yogurt after your adventure :)

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Just when I thought the race was over... you had to do 60(!!!!) burpees at the end!? Holy-I-would-die-time! You are Wonder Woman, my friend, and deserved every good bite of food and downtime post-race. So proud of you! xx

MakeMeUpMia said...

You're a BEAST!!!!! That is so awesome, what an accomplishment girl :)

courtney jones said...

40 out of 53 woo you go girl I am so happy for you that you managed to complete your fitness goal! I knew you could do it. I know I could not complete Spartan. There is nothing better after exercising and eating clean than some good food. My mouth is watering looking at that bbq food, where is mine girl?

Rebecca Jo said...

You're the winner of being allowed to be tired for the weekend.
AWESOME!! I know I could never make it through an obstacle course like that

Emily said...

Sounds like a tough challenge...BBQ was the perfect reward afterwards! Oh no the sunburn looks painful! Aloe up! Have an awesome week!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Girl, you are AMAZING! Congratulations!!! :) You deserve all the fro-yo in the world!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

damn you go girl! you are seriously my fitness inspiration!
and holy moly sunburn! ouch :(

Jessica said...

You GO girl! Spartan Race? Wow!!! I am so impressed!!!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

You are AMAZING!!!! Love that last pic of you at the race! Such an awesome accomplishment!

Julia said...

So amazing, congrats girl! You are a rock star!

Sandy a la Mode said...

get it girl! that is amazing!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Congrats on your Spartan Race finish! That is freakin' tough! Thanks for linking up this week.

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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