Reebok Spartan Race: Discounts and Giveaway!

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I’ve got the best deal today!

I’ve been given 1 Free Race Registration to give away and a discount code that everybody can use! Both are good for any Reebok Spartan Race in the continental U.S.

I love the idea of obstacle races and have participated in them myself. I’m not super into running a race just to run, but if I’m running toward something fun, count me in. If you’re going to run a set number of miles, why do it on a boring road? Do it while jumping over fire! Jump over things, climb up things, crawl through things! This sounds way more exciting to me. Plus, you get the added benefits balance, agility, coordination and strength benefits of using your entire body, not just your legs and cardiovascular system (<— the trainer in me can’t help it).

Reebok Spartan Race has 3 different types of races to choose from:

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Sprint: 3+ Miles & 15+ Obstacles

Super: 8+ Miles & 20+ Obstacles

BEAST: 12+ Miles & 25+ Obstacles

Races are happening all over the country! Check it.

You have the opportunity to race one or all of them on October 4th in Ohio.

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If you’d like to go ahead and sign up for any of the races, head over to Spartan.com to register. You can use the code SPARTANBLOGGER to receive %10 off your entry fee! This code is good for any race in the continental U.S.

~ GIVEAWAY WINNER CHOSEN!!! Congrats, Kate! ~

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 Sunday, July 27.

Winner will be announced Monday, July 28!

Good luck! AROO!

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Tough Mudder – Nor Cal 2012

I just signed up for this with some other TRX Team Master Trainers…
Most people think since I’m a fitness professional that I must run a lot. I’m not a “runner”. I don’t compete in marathons/triathalons. I’m not knocking anybody that does them AT ALL. For me, I don’t see the point in paying money to wake up early, on a SATURDAY, to fight your way through thousands of people, and run a distance that you could run any old time if you just stepped out of your house and went for it (kinda like Forrest Gump). Plus, doing the same movement for hours at time with no variation makes me want to punch somebody… but that’s just me.
I AM, however, an obstacle course person!
Fire?!
Mud pits?!
12 ft. walls you have to scale?!
Jumping off things into water?!
Count me in.
This sounds way better than running in a straight line for 3 hours…
Any of you done a Tough Mudder before?
Any of you going to be at this one?
; )
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Ironman World Champions!

So the 2010 Ironman World Championship race was this weekend in Kona, Hawaii and the winners finished in amazing times! If you are unaware, the Ironman Triathalon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, THEN a 112 mile bike race, THEN they run a marathon (26.2 miles). All at once, no break in between. A little crazy, a LOT of amazing athletic endurance and talent!

This year’s winner were both Australians. Chris McCormack placed first for the men’s division, finishing in 8 hours, 10 minutes, and 37 seconds.


The women’s winner was Mirinda Carfrae, finishing in 8 hours, 58 minutes, and 36 seconds.

Don’t think you could do it? Think again. Lew Hollander, 80 years old, finished his 21st Ironman this weekend. Yeah, he’s 80. He had this to say, “I can’t outrun my past age competitors, just outlive them!” Ha. He’s old, he’s funny, he’s badass.

Now I am all about exercise and competition, (anybody that’s ever played a game with me will vouch for that) and I used to compete when I was younger but I don’t think I want to do the same thing for 9 hours. I don’t want to read for 9 hours, dance for 9 hours, or even walk for 9 hours. I think because I am a dancer, I need to move in more planes of motion, especially more that just the sagittal plane. I think I might do well in a triathalon, but I don’t think you could pay me to enter a race like this. That being said:
MAJOR KUDOS to all the Ironman Triathletes out there. Chris and Mirinda, you rock my world! Eat a steak and take a nap.
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