I’m so excited for this. Checking the Spartan Race Facebook page is great motivation and just builds my excitement even more. My girlfriend is coming with me and will be cheering me on, and my mom said she’s also going to be making the drive to Calgary to cheer me on.
I watched videos of 2011’s Calgary Spartan Race and honestly I hope it’s a little more muddy and difficult. I’ve been following various Spartan Races and have seen some of the obstacles on other courses and REALLY hope they’ve improved the course from last year.
For next year I’m aiming for the Tough Mudder, which will be having it’s first Calgary event. I signed up for the newsletter so I’ll let you guys know once registration is open
So the first summer of/during my weightloss I did the triathlon and felt great. Last summer I wanted to just relax because it was after my first year of school, I had stress at home and was changing jobs.
This summer it’s still my break time from school and I’m still working FT so if anything I’m more busy, even though the situation has changed there’s still some home stress (hopefully will be gone within a month when my girlfriend and I move) but figured I should stop making up all these excuses.
A coworker was telling me about all the different races he was considering and when he was telling me about Spartan Races I was really interested. So I’ve registered for a Spartan Race and then my buddy injured his leg so he’s out for the season!
I’m still very excited to do this race, the one closest to my city is a Spartan Sprint so it’s just 5km, but it’s pretty much like a 5km Obstacle Course! Check out their website for more info.
I also then started looking other races that are similar in my area, there’s not a whole lot for this year but I think next year I may try going to Squamish for the 10km Spartan Race, and I want to give the Tough Mudder a try. 2013 will be the first Tough Mudder event in my area too!
Other plans for me include starting to cycle to work, and luckily my job gets me pretty active. So, what are your plans for the summer?
I’ve been slow on the updates lately with life picking up but will try to be better. I’ve moved in with my amazing girlfriend, it’s much easier sticking to a healthier diet when there’s someone else that you’re always accountable to. We’re heading to the Dominican in December for my brothers wedding and both want to trim down a bit before going!