#BurpeeChallenge - 350 Burpees - all with elevation mask
✅ 100 w/60 lbs Vest(wayyyy harder than I thought it would be) - this is what’s in the video
✅ 150 w/20 lbs vest
✅ 100 no vest
It’s not a race against the clock, it’s a race on distance. Distance on your mind and body
Another step forward for me. The vest came last minute because I had more to give in the moment
Felt it ALL over, and now? Feel great
Have a goodnight #Fitfam
MY SPARTAN STORY
It all started in being part of the storm. .
My former crossfit coach did a Spartan Race, and I was someone who wanted to challenge myself with what my coach did. So I looked up Spartan and got interested. When I found out it was being brought over to the PH, I was beyond ecstatic! So I waited... and waited... and waited. .
I wanted to do Spartan Race because I always sucked at obstacles. I just was never good at them. I always wanted the adventure, but I was simply bad at it. I wanted to change that about myself. I'm a sore loser. I don't like sucking at anything. .
Fortunately I had great crossfit training and experience to help give me courage and some confidence boost. I only trained with the obstacles once. I got most of them so I was happy. It was only 2 weeks to race day. .
Weather disturbances pushed back the race. People were outraged, but I wasn't. As long as it was still pushing through I'm good. They decided to set up an Endurance event as a filler of sorts. Target: 300. That day changed my life completely. .
I was joined by some friends in doing the Typhoon Heat. It was that one event that I had been waiting for my entire life! The Krypteia told us and made us say out loud: It's going to be the best day of my life. I used to say that it's arguable, but one thing for sure is that day turned my life around. .
Suddenly I found myself in a community of racers. I made some friends. My first Spartan Sprint was a week after TH. It was a great race, but as they say: You'll never forget your first. Typhoon Heat was still my best Spartan experience to date. I have learned so much, and I am still learning. .
I may have gone through a catastrophic storm since, but I'm still standing and I'm still growing. For as long as I breathe, I will continue to persevere, I will never give up. Aroo!
Being a SPARTAN isn't about just running races... Being a SPARTAN is about embracing a certain mentality and living by a certain set of standards.
SPARTANS put in the work, SPARTANS love getting out of their comfort zone, SPARTANS keep moving forward - no matter what, SPARTANS are there for each other, SPARTANS strive to be the best version of themselves, SPARTANS laugh when they feel pain because the reward of seeing something through to the end is ALWAYS worth it, SPARTANS endure.
Three years ago I ran my first SPARTAN RACE. Since then, I wake up each day doing my best to be better than I was the day before.
This type of focus has transformed my life in so many ways, the least of which have to do with actually running a race. I'm a better husband, a better dad, a better business owner, a better sibling, a better person.
Running the race is the reward, but the journey to race day and all the hard work that goes in behind the scenes it what being a SPARTAN is really all about.
I hope I am blessed enough to be able to run these races for MANY MORE years. But, regardless of being able to get out there on the course, you better believe I'll live with the SPARTAN spirit until my last day.