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!
… 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?