I could not have asked for more for my last race of the 2018 @spartanrace season. ✅. 2X Trifecta ✅ and took 8th in the 40-49 AG Sprint today. I was top 5 for most of the race 🏃🏻💪🏼 battling it out with some fast dudes. Two of the guys in front of me failed Olympus which put me in the top three fighting 👊🏼💥 for a podium spot 🥇🥈🥉. Then we got to the spear throw and... I grazed the corner of the hay bale target and the spear dropped to the ground. During my 30 burpees, I saw the two guys pass me this time. I knew that I was going to have to turn it on 🏃🏻🏃🏻😤 to catch them... and I did. I was able to gain some ground on them and had them in my sights. Got to Twister and fell off three holds from the end. 30 more burpees and that was it. I pushed all the way through to the finish line 🏁 but that one slip may have cost me my first ever podium. To come so close was exciting and to think that this was my first season racing Spartan, I’m stoked and super fulfilled with my season. 2019 is going to be even better.
So, the spartan race kicked my butt, but i finished.... in an hour and a half. Not terrible, but now i can keep training for next time. If you need me, i will be icing my body. I’ve never been so bruised and sore in my life. I busted my ankle, got rope burn, and bumped my head with a spear. NBD. #spartanrace#spartanlife#spartansprint2018
EPIC Elite Beast! Well done to Liam on his awesome performance. We’re especially Stoked that our Viva Athletic compression pants kept his lad strong and in top form throughout the race! FOLLOW and READ more from @liamckenziee “Another great day down in Bright for Day 2 of the @spartanraceau Bright weekend! Today I ran in the Elite Beast course which is 21kms + with 30 + obstacles ! My legs were feeling surprisingly good so I ran with it and was sitting in the top 3 for a majority of the race! With lots of steep hills and kms under the feet, I unfortunately took a wrong turn 3kms left of the race which ended in me completing extra kms, extra obstacles , crossing the finish line only to be taken back up to the top of mystic mountain to the track I was meant to take in the first place 😂🤦♂️ this in turn costed me a place on the podium. But! I have to take the positives out of it! 🙏 I ran a lot better race than I had anticipated and didnt fail any obstacles all weekend! 😀 As well as proving to myself I can run the longer races. It was so great to see so many familiar faces all weekend and catch up and race against some amazing athletes! Thanks again @spartanraceau for putting on such a great weekend and event ! Also huge congratulations to everyone that ran the beast course and the ultra which is 50 + kms that was by far the hardest course of the year well done !! SWIPE LEFT FOR SOME OF MY RACE “
Home looks a lot different than the way I left it just a few weeks ago. And to say I’m heartbroken, would be an understatement.
I’ve done my absolute best at staying composed through the chaos, but my patience has run dry. Every time you breathe in the Camp Fire smoke, think about this: you’re breathing in a beautiful small town, the trees, the wildlife and all its beauty. You’re breathing in people’s homes, years of memories, their collections and belongings. You’re breathing in the human remains of our fellow Californians that didn’t have the opportunity to make it out alive. I get it, ignorance is bliss but you can’t take any pride in that my friends, it’s time to look at the bigger picture. .
Champions Find a Way...
Congratulations to @drapertrainingnutrition @rose.dey on your @spartanrace LI victory!
#dtndid#spartanracelongisland#1stplace 🏆 #ChampionsScrambletoTheirFeet#neverstop#strongwoman 🌹 “I was going to wait till Monday for this post, but I'm to happy!! Long Island is where I grew up and this venue was 5 mins from my house. To get 1st place age group meant the world to me.
This year was tough coming back...the desire to overcome foot surgery was there, but the physical ability required a lot of work..ALOT. There were times I thought maybe I was to old for this sport anymore, and times when I wanted to cry for not being where I wanted. But I had incredible support from so many including my wonderful husband Steve , my training accountability partner Mac , and Chris Draper who taught me how to run again. Today was worth every minute of training. I will NEVER give up.
To those who experience setbacks or injuries...know that you can come out stronger on the other side and that physical injury can never kill the passion and determination you have within yourself. Train hard, BELIEVE in yourself and Conquer your goals!”-Rose 🏃💪🏆
Spartan Uninhibited Potential, LLC Medal Addict #50andfit#spartanlife#ocr
What’chu know about loving the life you live!? ‘Cause that’s what we’re out here doing! 😜 two laps of the Sprint today... plus the walk to and from the venue. We can “see” the venue from the room... #Spartanlife#SpartanLaughlin#FindMeInTheMud