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On June 25th 2016, I did something insane. Yes, I know I talked about how I jumped out of a plane the other day but that was fairly easy one I was put of the plane I wasn’t really in charge of anything besides trying not to puke. Anyways, I’m talking about the fact that I did the Spartan Sprint. 

What is a Spartan Sprint you ask? Well, it is pretty much an intense mud and obstacle run. Ours was 5.25 miles long. It is one of the hardest things I have ever done probably the most physically challenging and yes that is including basic training. But I finished, 155 burpees later. I did everything single punishment (30 burpees for every obstacle you can’t complete, the extra 5 was part of one of them). I finished honest and that is all I really cared about but I definitely want to try and go faster next time and do at least one more obstacle that I couldn’t do this time. 

My favorite event was the mud pools with mud hills that you had to go over and then into another ending in the dunk wall where you have to go completely underwater because the only opening in the wall is under the water. It was fun and also nice because it was a major cool down. 

The one I hated the most was the bucket brigade. You pretty much have to carry this bucket with no handles that is filled with rocks in a loop that went up and then down hill. It was ridiculous and it was absolutely awful but I did it. 

The one I was most proud of was the Hercules Hoist. You pretty much have to use a pulley system to haul this huge weight up to the top and then back down. I worked so hard to get that up and then it has to be a controlled drop. I was so nervous that it was going to fall but I put the rope between my legs for backup and I let it down gently. I am so proud of myself for finishing and so thankful to Tidd for doing it with me and motivating to the finish. I can’t wait for the next one. 

-an extraordinary spartan running (OK mostly walking) no one


Posted July 9, 2016 by Extraordinary Nothing in Uncategorized

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