Challenge: Accepted!

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This post brought to you by Spartan Race. All opinions are 100% mine.


Tired of lame 5Ks? Ready to challenge your body and have a great time doing it? A new type of race is popping up all over and it’s time for you to show your extreme self. Who doesn’t want to be hardcore?

On their website, Spartan, they say “It’s an event of pure primitive craziness that you’ll never forget!” and after watching the video on their homepage, I believe it!

I’ve always said that fitness should be fun and challenging and that you should find a buddy or two to make your workouts less work and more effective. The Spartan race is a great example of how you can do this. You can finally put all those boring jogs to good use as you climb ropes, low crawl, split logs, leap over fire and more! We did a race similar to this last year and had an absolute blast. I’m pretty sure my team is going to ONLY want to do these ‘extreme’ races going forward. We are even talking about making some road trips to do some of these awesome races!

One of the best things about the Spartan Race as opposed to so many other ‘extreme’ races is that they have different levels of races, courses and obstacles so everyone in the family can participate. This is such a great way to get people of all levels to feel challenged and yet, keep realistic within their abilities.

Whether you train to look good in your skinny jeans, out run potential zombies or just to look and feel great, we all have that desire to put our fitness level to the test. Doing an event like the Spartan Race gives you motivation to push a bit harder in training and gives you something to look forward to with your workout buddies. The best part is, you are going to have fun, tons of stories and a finisher’s medal at the end to prove you are hardcore!

Learn more about the Spartan Race and when it will be in your area!

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