The Reebok Spartan Race at Citifield Recap
If you guys follow my Instagram, you probably already know I somehow convinced my sister to do the Reebok Spartan Race with me this past weekend.
I’d never done any kind of obstacle course race so I was pretty excited to give it a shot. Well, I’m hooked! It was challenging and fun. You could make it a team thing, or go off by yourself. The energy that day was incredible. Everyone was excited to be there!
For those of you who don’t know, the Spartan Races are split into 3 distances: The Spartan Sprint (about a 3 miles), Olympic Super Spartan (about 8 miles) and the Ultra Spartan Beast (10-12 miles). If you complete all 3 distances in one calendar year you gain “Spartan Trifecta” status.
The race we did at Citi Field was the Spartan Sprint. They call it the gateway drug of Spartan Races. I can see that.
The course took you all over Citi Field. I think we went up and down the stairs about 20 times! There were around 12 obstacles to get though (spear throws and all—Abbe was so good at that one!).
This past year, I’ve been so focused on endurance that I forgot how much fun these types of events could be. You feel so strong and powerful. The body is an amazing thing. Makes me want to get back into CrossFit…
I loved those shorts! Get them in a size down, they run big!
I felt like there were burpess at every turn. If you couldn’t complete an obstacle, 30 burpees. If you didn’t complete the obstacle correctly, 30 burpess. Sometimes the burpees were just apart of the obstacle itself. There was no getting around them.
Nothing like a little teamwork to really solidify that sister bond!
Since we were racing on the Reebok team, they outfitted us with the brand new All Series Terrain sneakers. These shoes are bad ass. They’re comfortable (wore them for the first time day of the race and felt like they were broken in shoes) and they have rubber cleat-like bottoms that really will grip anything.
I was literally thinking how awesome these shoes were while I was climbing the rope.
While there was no mud at our race, the shoes also have drainage on the sides so you wouldn’t squish around. I was little bummed I couldn’t put that feature to the test! Next time…
Chris and Heidi Powell from Extreme Weight Loss were at the race! They are so cute and have such an amazing story. They really preach to their clients that it’s not about dropping the weight; it’s about working on the issues and habits that creating the weight gain in the first place. Anyone can drop any amount of weight given a controlled environment, but if you truly want to lose weight and keep it off (even after the cameras stop rolling or the wedding day comes and goes), you have to make a lifestyle, habit, and mental change.
All in all it was a great day. We both surviving and realized that we are, yet again, stronger than we think we are. AROO!