I was so nervous the day of that race. I had Alex and the girls waiting for me to finish so I knew I had to finish. I started running because of the girls after all, so they needed to see me smiling as I crossed that finish line. The very first thing I did was make friends with two other girls and ask them if I could join them during the race. Just like my friend said they would, they said yes and getting to run with them helped me overcome the obstacle of running. After finishing that race I felt so empowered and like a complete badass. I completed six obstacle course races last year. For some that may not seem like a lot, but considering I also ran six half marathons, I'm impressed with myself. A year ago, right before that race, I wouldn't have thought I'd be as in love with these types of races as I am today.
The celebration isn't just for me though. You get to celebrate too by entering a giveaway for a free race entry to any open heat in any 2014 Spartan Race in the US. It doesn't get any better than that and, if you haven't heard of Spartan Race, you need to watch this:
Spartan Race is on my bucket list of races (except I'm crazy and would want to do a Spartan Beast) so I'm really happy to be able to host this giveaway. For my Florida people and those looking for a different kind of Spartan challenge, the next Spartan Race is the Tampa Special Ops Spartan Sprint on February 15th. The race will have all that you want out of an obstacle course race with running, mud, and crazy obstacles, but with the added touch of Special Ops Forces. If you're curious and want a killer workout there's even a Spartan Workout with Johny Hendricks this Saturday, January 11th in Tampa.
Here are the giveaway rules:
- Go to the Spartan Race website.
- Come back and tell me why you'd want to race Spartan and which race you would do (make sure to leave your email address).
- For an added entry, like my Facebook page and come back and tell me you liked the page.
- Giveaway is only applicable to 2014 US races.
- Giveaway ends January 20th, 2014 at 5pm eastern time.
- Winner will be announced by 10:00pm eastern using random.org.
If you can't wait until the 20th and want to register right now, use this LINK for 15% off any Spartan Race.
This giveaway is brought to you by the good people over at Spartan Race. All the opinions are my own. Happy running and racing everyone!
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