Earlier this month I allowed my Husbabe to talk me into doing a Spartan Race workout. If you don’t know what a Spartan Race is then you won’t understand why I was so perplexed. Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. They are held in the U.S. and have been franchised to 30 countries. The series include the Spartan Sprint, the Spartan Super, the Spartan Beast, and the Spartan Ultra.
This was free
torture workout, they asked you to pre-register and you had to be 14+ but those were the only asks.
Our workout took place in the parking lot of the Vitamin Shoppe in Springfield, VA.
For 1hr 30 mins starting at 8 AM, we worked out hardcore. I’ve not done real exercise in at least 2 years, and I only had 4hrs of sleep. This was a Squat Line, think Soul Train like without the soul and the fun. We held this position as the line moved you and your partner had to run down the middle and return to the end of the Squat Line.
The workout was hella tough, but it was fun. They told us to bring water and a towel, those were no brainers. Yoga mats were optional we didn’t own any and didn’t get any. OMG! We needed them, doing burpees, sit-ups, pushups and mountain climbers on gravel is not what is hot in these streets.
The boys are in far better shape than I am, and while they could keep up it was still tough. The next day my body felt like a robot left out in a rainstorm. It hurt to put my foot on the brake in my vehicle. Yet as I complain I still allow Babe to talk me into doing some ridiculous sh!t. After all of this, and my stomach still ain’t flat and my @ss still ain’t fat.
Bev was a great instructor, she worked us hard but made it a lot of fun. She has done Spartan Races all over the world. Tip: If you want to do a Spartan but don’t want to pay for it, volunteering is a great way to do the race for free.
After our workout, the Vitamin Shoppe raffled off some merch. Babe won some protein power.
Everyone got a Spartan Workout Tour tee when we arrived, you had to put it on immediately. The back of them said, “Drop the excuses, Spartan the eff up.” I should have known better from the start. We also got Spartan wrist bands, metal, silicone band, stickers, and a healthy swag bag.
It used to be the two of us doing things like this, then the Manchild joined in. I think he did his first mud/obstacle race around 8 years old. Now he solidly holds his own with no problem and much better than me for sure.
He makes this stuff look like so much fun, he makes concurring it look easy. His size is no indication of his strength and endurance, this man is a beast and this stuff. I never would have guessed that I too would be into things like this. I must be crazy.