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An Active Pregnancy

Before I got pregnant – or when I very first got pregnant – I was beyond naive. I signed up for a 10K and 1-miler on the same weekend (instead of the Honolulu Marathon, of course) and assumed I’d slowly and happily jog through them with my barely-present bump and continue staying consistently, highly active through the whole 9 months.

By the time this weekend rolled around, I had been vomiting and barely eating for weeks. I was so nauseous in the first trimester I had trouble sleeping at night, didn’t want to socialize, and found most foods aside from bananas and crackers to be inedible. I still technically ‘completed’ these ill-fated digital races, but I half-jogged the one mile and walked the entire 10K. I also threw up several times during the 10K, and only continued because that was typical of any day at that time.

Now that I’m in my second trimester and counting down the days until the third, things have changed. I have a nice round belly that makes it tough to tie my shoes, but said belly is no longer growing and expanding like it was before. I can finally eat tomatoes again, have more energy, and can get through the day pretty normally with an afternoon nap. I can also walk/jog now that my new balance is under control, too.

Here’s a few things that have been incredibly helpful in staying active during my pregnancy.

Let It Go

This is the most important lesson of all. Whatever you thought pregnancy would be like, forget about it. You’re on your own unique journey and your body will be crystal clear on what it can and cannot tolerate. Sure, I’ve watched YouTube videos of women running half marathons or doing deadlifts or whatever else pregnant, but that’s their abilities and experience – not mine. I was an extremely active person before baby, and was almost completely sidelined by the first trimester alone. If that’s what’s right for me and my baby, I’m happy to stay on the bench as long as I need to.

Gym/Lifting Weights

The gym has been my go-to most days. I did some quick research to find safe exercises and even some that help build muscles for labor. My basic routine is a lighter/modified leg day with biceps & triceps and cool-down cardio.

At Home/Park/Wherever Workout

My husband is fairly active, and I’m usually playing soccer or skating right alongside him. Now that those things have been deemed off-limits, I started lugging my yoga mat, kettlebell and dumbbells with him to the park. This can also easily be done at home, at a kid’s soccer practice, or wherever.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is, according to my doctor, one of the best exercises for moms-to-be. It helps stretch out tight hips and uncramp crampy legs, bring some peace and stillness, and help with nausea and balance. Here’s one of my favorite youtube videos with minimal equipment I can do right at home.

Walking/Hiking

Running has been out of the picture for most of my pregnancy. At first, I was sick and dizzy, and then became wobbly and off-balance and plain old tired. Walking has been my best friend. I walk all the time, from taking my dog around the neighborhood to going to the track to taking a (literal) hike. Walking is low impact, keeps the heart pumping, and is gentle enough that I can do it on my worst days – and on those days, it actually makes me feel a lot better.

Important – I’m Not a Doctor

Just a quick note – I am not a doctor, and am sharing what’s worked specifically for me during my pregnancy. I ask my doc all kinds of crazy questions, and those include checking that everything listed above isn’t only safe for pregnancy in general, but for me and my pregnancy, specifically. Be sure to do the same with yours!

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Spartan BEAST & Giveaway!


I’m ecstatic that we will be conquering our first every Spartan BEAST at the Hawaii Trifecta Weekend in August! We’ll be conquering 13 –plus miles riddled with 30 to 40 obstacles like mud, barbed wire, spear throwing, rope climbing, traverse walls and sandbag carries. Nestled above the ocean and in the stunning hills of Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch, this wil be a test of grit, athleticism and endurance – and my boyfriend and I will be tackling it together.


The Beast is the most difficult of Reebok’s Spartan Race Trifecta – the Sprint, Super, and Beast. The Hawaii Trifecta Weekend offers the grueling opportunity to complete all three in two days and earn the coveted trifecta medal. But, while I’m a little crazy, I’m not that crazy. At least not yet. 

To train, we’ll be hitting the track for sprints, sandbags, and tire flips, which are all necessary skills to compete in such a grueling race. We’ll also be doing plenty of burpees, climbs, and dynamic squats and jumps to get ourselves ready. While we’re both already active and fit and love to workout together, this will be a badass new challenge for us to take on as a team!


To celebrate our race, I’m giving away a free entry into any open-heat Spartan Race on the continental U.S.! It’s super easy – just CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway!

Side note: I am currently reviewing the badass new book, Spartan Fit! Stay tuned for a full review and giveaway in the next few weeks!

Good luck & AROO!

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Motivation Monday: Keep it Simple

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If health is your goal, you don’t need expensive aerial yoga classes or a personal trainer. You don’t have to obsess over every last calorie or ensure each meal is timed and comprised of the exact proportion of carbs, protein and fat. It doesn’t have to be difficult or disruptive to other areas of your life.

98646c3e954d20670d83788473eef4c9All you have to do is keep it simple and realistic to achieve lasting results. Eat well, sleep well, and exercise. That’s it. The media and studios and fitness industry may beg to differ, but wellness is a to-each-her-own journey that will always be different for everyone. No plan or diet or workout class suits every woman.

All we have todo is be patient, put in the work, and stay consistent. We don’t have to be perfect – in fact, we shouldn’t be – but we do need to be consistent. Workout a few days a week, eat healthy most of the time, and always get plenty of sleep!

I think we forget that our bodies want to be healthy. They want to function at optimum levels, with wholesome, fresh food in our stomachs and lean muscle and clear skin and a peaceful mind. We only have to get out of our own way and allow health to be a part of our daily routines.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the ridiculously crazy amount of information out there, with each new fitness study contradicting the last. We go from anti-fat to okaying healthy fats to whipping up butter in our coffee, depending on the week, month, or year. Instead of following the fitness craze, we just need to instill a more natural path to wellness in our daily lives.

By eating real food, getting real sleep, and clocking in some exercise, our bodies will happily normalize, detox, and return us to a healthy weight. We might not be perfect or insanely ripped or exactly where we want to be, but we will be healthy. Very healthy, in fact 🙂

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Posted in Eating, Running, Veg/Vegan

ENERGYbits Product Review

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I wrote a post a few weeks ago about natural preworkout alternatives – how you can fuel your body with coffee & tea instead of getting cracked out on neon-colored, chemical-laden junk. A little bit after, I was lucky enough to get a sample of ENERGYbits in the mail! I’m always on the hunt for  holistic workout options, so I was stoked to give these green little powerhouses a try.

I’d promised myself I’d go on a run when I got home today, but I had a long day at work. I was mentally frazzled & physically exhausted, but obediently forced myself to make my run happen. I figured it was the perfect time to try the ENERGYbits, since I really needed a boost just to muster up the energy to lace up my shoes.

Despite their deep green color, the bits lacked any odor or flavor. They were smooth & easy to swallow, and I took them 15-20 minutes before leaving my house. I didn’t expect to feel much (since they were so small and suspiciously non-neon colored) and still felt sluggish as I embarked into the chilly evening.

About a mile into my run, though, my pace picked up. I docked a minute off my second mile, and my body felt a little lighter and faster with each step. It wasn’t until mile three that I remembered, “hey, I took those tablets! They’re totally working!” Instead of overwhelming my body in a chemical-fueled rush, the bits lifted my energy naturally and comfortably. There was no flushed, red skin, prickly hands and feet, or racing heart beat, but they definitely worked.

I ended up running four miles and a decent negative split. The ENERGYbits felt like they freed my body from its own grogginess, allowing it to have a great workout. My run, in fact, turned my crappy day at work right around! I loved the bits, and would love to have about a zillion more samples to try with different workouts.

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Sooo…..what are ENERGYbits??

These cute, green little tablets – bits, if you may – are 100% spirulina. This algae is a super star among super foods, touting the highest concentration of protein in the world, over forty nutrients, and plentiful amino acids to soothe & rebuild cells and muscles. This stuff is downright awesome. As quoted from their website:

“Our organically grown spirulina is NON GMO, 100% natural, 100% green, carbon neutral, has only ONE calorie per tab and contains no sugar, no caffeine, no chemicals, no gluten, no soy, fillers or anything artificial.”

So, it’s basically every fit girl’s dream? Pretty much. Spirulina helps fight fatigue, hunger, and cravings, and promote athletic performance, weight loss, physical energy.  This blue water algae also helps build muscle and strengthen bones, nails, hair & skin. It’s also a great alternative to animal protein! Vegetarians & vegans – especially active ones – are always in need of protein alternatives.

got-algae_energy2Ingesting algae sounds a  little icky, but as I mentioned before, the bits don’t really have any taste or smell to them. They were so easy to take, and I liked that they were effective without all the crazed/crack-ish side effects.

The ENERGYbits were great, but the company also makes SKINNYbits, RECOVERYbits, and VITALITYbits, each with their own mix of superstar algae-based ingredients. I’d love to try some of their other bits, and would definitely reccommend using these as part of your workout routine!

If you’d like to learn more or snag some ENERGYbits, click here!

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Motivation Monday: Fitness as Self-Love

What’s your motivation for going to the gym?

It seems like an easy question, and most of us are armed with an appropriate answer: I want to be healthier. I’m training for a marathon. I’m focusing on myself.

Unfortunately, most of our motivation are long-term goals. Health, happiness and endurance don’t come with a few weeks of eating right and hitting the gym. We often root ourselves in the grand scheme of things, focusing on the end result: what I do today will be one tiny building block towards my goal.

That’s the argument here, though: what most of us think of as motivation are actually long-term goals. Motivation is what keeps us going to the gym, day after day and week after week. Motivation is that little voice in your head that persuades you to go to the gym when you’re lying on the couch after a long day at work with your gym clothes on, debating if this workout is really happening.

I have to go to the gym today. We had free pizza at work! Now I really, really have to go. I don’t even have a choice.

We’ve all heard the proverbial angel on our shoulders telling us to get off the couch and lace up our shoes. While this motivation comes in handy before our Wednesday night yoga class, my issue with it is this: it’s almost always negative.

We tell ourselves we have to go lift or go on a run because we’re not good enough as we are. Because we’re bad, or lack will power and self-control. So, we work out, and feel that we’ve done “good” and have counteracted the “bad” and can sleep peacefully.

Yet, the balance of good and bad spurns a cycle of internal debate that never ends. We’re gonna be bad and have a piece of cake, which is ok if we go to the gym later, right? Or, we’re going to the gym (which is good) so we can indulge afterwards, right?

IMG_3329This cycle leads to nothing but stunted progress, weight fluctuation and a whole lot of guilt and self-loathing. When we talk negatively ourselves, we take our own power away and blindly hand it over to our perceived mistakes and flaws.

Nobody’s perfect, of course – we all have our indulgences – but it’s possible to approach them realistically with a change in internal dialogue.

When you shift your mentality about fitness from positive to negative, working out and eating right become a powerful form of self-love. An affirmation of the confidence and care we give to ourselves.  Here’s the difference:

Negative: I have to work out today. I didn’t go to the gym yesterday and ate a cookie and I have to go or else I’ll keep feeling guilty about it.

Positive: I’m going to work out today. I had a stressful week and could really use some time to focus and take care of myself.

Just by switching I have to to I’m going to changes the intention; I don’t’ have to, but I choose to. Because I deserve this “me” time. Instead of us being a slave to our imperfect decisions, we give ourselves back the power. We’re the ones running the show, not our indiscretions.

The side effects to working out and eating well from a place of self-love, as opposed to self-loathing, are dangerous. You can expect a better, more positive and fulfilling workout; a buoyed mental and emotional state; and boosted self-confidence and self-esteem. We are making positive lifestyle choices because we’re living a positive life, full of love for ourselves and our progress.

Mentality changes everything. It really, really does.

Posted in Eating

Why Cheat Days Don’t Work (For Me)

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Ah, the cheat day. That lustrous, wonderful day at the end of the week where hard working, iron-pumping fitness die-hards can go batshit crazy. It seems a little too good to be true that you can eat clean all week and then bask in a sea of pizza, ice cream & cookies without derailing your fitness goals.

4304b14c6fc0b00076fe4251540adb9fThe idea is that eating a bunch of junk once a week ‘confuses’ your metabolism, making it work harder and burn faster once you’re back on track. But does it really work, or is it just a euphoric myth? Wouldn’t it be it be better to not cheat at all, or perhaps just a teeny bit?

Like most things, the answer depends on who you are and what works for you. Some people do epic cheat days, some indulge in cheat meals, and others skip them altogether. For me, personally, they just don’t work.

Cheat days, or even meals, mess me up psychologically, emotionally and physically. I feel incredibly guilty, as if I’m undoing the week’s hard work with each spoonful. My guilt probably stems from the fact that I’ve been fighting my genes since middle school; I have to work really hard and eat reasonably well  in order to stay healthy. I know what foods like chips, cookies & ice cream do to my health and self-esteem; most of the time, it’s not worth the short term pleasure to compromise a week of work and years of habit.

Furthermore, I don’t even really like the cheat day food (except for pizza!) and I don’t find myself enjoying it most of the time. I’m not just pushing to hit a number on the scale; I can’t shake the knowledge of all of the artificial dyes, sweeteners, coloring, chemicals, animal products and GMO’s likely lurking in whatever processed delicacy I’m going HAM on. 

29a30600dbcd5723768ad0791b31cc3eEven when I am seriously craving pizza, I can’t help but think – how can i make this healthier? Maybe I’ve spent way too much time on Pinterest, but I feel like the balance of hard work and enjoyment come from enjoying cheat foods that serve as a compromise. They’re as delicious as the real thing, but made from healthier, fresh, real ingredients. The perfect example would be making or buying a vegan, gluten free, veggie-topped pizza! Which I do treat myself to quite often 🙂

Lastly, I usually feel like complete shit the next day. Food hangovers are real. Post-cheat day (or even just cheat meal) I’m bloated, tired, gassy, emotional and just generally miserable. And feeling that bad isn’t exactly a great precursor to starting the next week off right.

I know that everybody needs to bend the rules, which is why I believe in cheating with boundaries; for example, one day, i might put in an extra-tough workout and allow myself to hit a certain number of calories. I do this all the time when I have potlucks at work, family parties, or friends’ birthdays or weddings – that way, I can indulge without the guilt and without hindering my progress.

How do you guys feel about cheat days?

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Motivation Monday: Reset & Restart

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Once you get fit, it’s tough to go back. Falling off the fitness wagon is as much an emotional experience as a physical one; it’s easy to feel defeated, discouraged, or even embarrassed. We think, How could I have let this happen?

Thankfully, though, getting a little – or even a lot – out of shape is not a hole we’re incapable of digging ourselves out of. If you were fit before, you know what you like & dislike, and are in tune with what works for your preferences, schedule & lifestyle.

The bottom line: it sucks, but it’s fixable. A little planning, time, and consistent effort can melt away any of our food/exercise transgressions. Injuries, life, and personal issues happen to everyone. All we can do is the best we can 🙂

Personally, I’ve put on a little post-breakup & injury weight after I broke my toe last winter. I really miss the fitness level and muscle tone I worked so hard to build. For the past month or so, I’ve been frustrated and depressed as the little bit of weight I’ve gained held me back from going after my goals. I felt betrayed by my own body; how could it let me fall so far, so fast?!

This week, though, I’m finally getting back into my groove. To jump-start my new program, I’m doing a three-week cleanse of clean eating coupled with HIIT training and body weight workouts.

I love to lift weights, but HIIT and bodyweight work – things like squats, lunges, box jumps, planks, and burpees – do wonders to melt away fat quickly.

For my nutrition, I’m doing three weeks of eating clean, whole, beautiful foods. No sugar, dairy, gluten, or processed junk. Instead, I’ll be eating a mix of plant-based protein, carbs, and fats every three hours. I’m allowed to have tea and coffee (yay!) and encouraged to guzzle lemon water all day long.

I’ll be following up with some pics & tips after I suffer make it through the first few days! What do you guys do to stay motivated when you’re getting back on the wagon?

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Posted in Running

Motivation Monday: Injured Marathon Training

This week has been a pretty tough one. I’m three weeks out from my first marathon and still can’t put any weight on my toe. While part of me is heartbroken, the other part – the stubborn part, I guess – has totally taken over. I’ve been going HAM on my workouts every single day, constantly pushing myself the way I would be if I could actually run.

When I was able bodied, it was easy to get discouraged about my lack of preparation for the Honolulu Marathon, looming a few months and now weeks away on December 14th. Injuring my toe, however, snapped me out of my lack of confidence. Not doing well or walking part of the marathon is one thing; not being able to physically compete was quite another.

My injury has been quite a blessing in disguise; it made me realize what dropping out of training would truly mean. What losing months and months of prep, all of the gains in endurance, fitness, and muscle tone, would actually feel like.

Realistically, I know that completing the marathon is a bit of a long shot for me. What’s pushing me to work so hard is that I don’t want to lose all the progress I’ve built over the last several weeks. I don’t want to have to struggle to get past the 5 or 7-mile marks. I don’t want to start from square one. While I’m remaining optimistic about the race, I’m staying firm on keeping my progress. I absolutely refuse to start from the beginning.

And my mom used to tell me I was too stubborn! Yeah, well, it does come in handy sometimes.

Anyways, here’s a roundup of my workouts for the week! I’m really excited to share my newfound love for aqua running, and how being in the water does nothing but heal 🙂

Monday – Aqua Jogging

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I woke up at the crack of dawn Monday morning and headed to the beach with my aqua-jogger in tow. At first, it was a little awkward trying to keep myself straight up. The buoyancy belt kept my head & the tops of my shoulders above water, which was great. I swam out to where I couldn’t touch and tried mimicking proper form. Once I got going, though, I found it was pretty easy to mimic the foot strike & arm movement of a typical stride and keep my abs tight.

The verdict? I LOVE it. I loved being in the water and the lack of impact felt great from my back all the way down to my injured toe. Since the waters were a little rough and I kept getting slapped in the face with waves, I’d recommend trying this out in a pool. If you do venture into the ocean, I’d also recommend bringing a friend. I was a teeny bit scared of getting eaten by a shark since I was getting my aqua-jog on solo.

Tuesday – Aqua Jogging, Lifting & Elliptical

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On Tuesday, I was pretty surprised by how sore I was! I was so pumped off of the fact that aqua jogging definitely was a real workout that I made Tuesday a double day.

IMG_2119I water-ran for thirty five minutes on the day before, and this morning headed back to the same spot and did the same ol’ thang. I tried to swim out a little farther since the current was pulling me back towards the sand, and my toe slapping the sand was freakin’ painful. I focused more on my form, too, and threw in some sprints here and there. I wanted to shoot for an hour, but only lasted for about thirty five minutes because I wore the wrong bottoms and my legs were totally chaffing. Other than that, though, water running still gets two thumbs up.

In the evening, I headed to the gym and slugged out 30 minutes on the elliptical. I kept my form as best as I could with my sad little toe, and went to bed happily, exhilaratingly exhausted.

Wednesday – Chest day & stationary bike

SORENESS LEVEL: OVER 9000.

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I woke up super sore and with a throbbing toe. Although I promised myself I would rest, I ended up going to the gym after work that night and doing a full shoulders workout followed by an hour of brutal, brutal intervals on the bike. I was so motivated by the fear that I was going to lose all of my hard-earned progress that I slugged it out and made it happen.

Thursday – More aqua jogging

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I got up early and caught a gorgeous sunrise and logged a freakin’ HOUR of aqua running tot start the day. Holla!

Friday – Aquaq Jogging, bridges and push ups

On Friday I went totally workout-crazy and did an hour of aqua running coupled with sets of wide, narrow and regular pushpus and some bridges. Running was really rough, since all the work from the week was taking its toll on my muscles.

Satruday & Sunday – Surfing!

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Both days of the weekend, I one-finned  my way into some big barrels and beautiful waves! It was so nice to get a fun workout in that loosened up my sore muscles and took it easy on my toe.

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Motivation Monday: Starting Fresh!

c545399b8ae92703eb412b899c240bccWake up, wake up it’s the first of the month…

Today’s a big day of firsts – the first of the month, of course, but also a Monday (the first of the week) and Labor Day, which is the first day of the brand spankin’ new semester. In short, today’s a day to relax, enjoy and have a fresh start J

I’m a big fan of fresh starts. Even though I’ve been dedicated to my health & fitness journey for the past few years without a major hiccup or weight gain, life does happen. It even happened to a fitness fanatic like myself – sometimes stress and heartache can overcome the best intentions.

But today’s a good day to start over! Which doesn’t necessarily translate into starting back at square one – a fresh start simply means forgiving yourself of past transgressions, letting go and embracing the blessing of a clean slate.

The best way to get started again (after letting go, of course) is to just get a plan and make the commitment. Pick up some good groceries, meal prep for the busy next few days, and make that shit happen. Go to the gym. Figure out when and how works best for you!

Basically – make the commitment and make it work. Fitness takes effort, planning, dedication, and, above all, time.

For example, I pass the gym on the way to and from work, so I always keep gym stuff in my car and go almost every day after work. That way, my friends are free to go with me, I’m passing it anyways, and I even kill an hour or two and miss the rush hour traffic.

Getting yourself into a routine is pivotal – it’s the simplest way to ease into good habits that will stick around as long as you keep working towards your goal.

Have a happy labor day everyone! And good luck with your fitness dreams 🙂


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Posted in Lifting, Running

Reebok Spartan Race = BADASS

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I just did Reebok’s Spartan Race (Sprint Distance) and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had fitness-wise! It’s a beautiful thing to challenge ourselves on aerobic, anaerobic, mental and physical levels – especially if we have a great time doing it. This event was so much fun! I feel like a total badass and am proud to have tested and recognized my hard work and strength. 

This weekend’s races – Sprint, Super & Beast levels – are a ‘trifecta’ where borderline psychotic crossfitters can opt to do multiple races over both days! All three were held at Kualoa Ranch on the way to North Shore. It was a perfect venue, with plenty of natural rivers, flats, hills, trees & swampy bits to make it Spartan-worthy. It’s a gorgeous venue at the foot of Oahu’s Koolau mountains and across the road from endless turquoise ocean. Plus, it’s where part of Jurassic Park was filmed. What’s more badass than that?

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Since I’m a newbie, I’m stoked that I only did the Sprint distance. To even call it a Sprint is seriously relative. This whole shebang was no easy task! I consider myself decently fit – I run, I lift, dive and surf. I’m proud of my sculpted arms & strong core. Yet, this race – even the sprint level – totally kicked my ass.

Don’t let that scare you, though – this was the most fun I’ve had working out! I loved that it didn’t feel like a race – the obstacles were so nuts that we felt like we were all in it together. It started off with a trail through the ranch’s plains, and then we waded waist-deep in a stream.

I got through the water quick since it’s my comfort zone, and hustled up the next hill, which winded into more hills, and weaved through the crowd as people started to slow down to a half-assed jog/walk.

I can’t even rack my (now very tired) brain to list all of the obstacles I encountered, but they made me feel super strong. I quickly scaled over the first wall and shimmied up the netting. I happily sandwiched myself between the slick, muddy ground and criss-crossings of barbed wire above.

And I freaking loved it.

I loved attempting to climb slippery piles of mud and dropping chest-deep into muddier puddles of – you guessed it – mud. I obviously expected to get dirty, but I didn’t predict I’d be covered in hot, soggy mud from the shoulders down a mere half a mile into the shindig.

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The really cool thing is that the variety of the obstacles gave all of us a chance to kick some ass. The smaller girls flew through the barbed wire; the big guys hopped right over the 8-foot wall and up the ropes. For me, my strength was running between obstacles. I’m used to running hills and pretty comfy running through trails – and all of my much-hated interval training seriously paid off.

As the course progressed, we had to carry sandbags up and around a hill, dragged and then pulled a tire, swing across some monkey bars, and then go back under the barbed wire. I was seriously intimidated by the traverse wall – punishment for grabbing onto the top or falling off was 30 burpees. Yikes.

Somehow, though, I made it happen! I carefully held on with my hands and used my core to balance as I hopped my back foot from one teeny-tiny tie to the next.

The scariest thing I encountered was climbing the rope, which I was initially ecstatic about. I knew I had the upper body strength to do it! The rope was near the end of the race, though, and I was pretty darn tired. I hopped up over the first tie with relative ease and positioned my arms to pull myself up farther. That was when I made the mistake of looking up – and realizing how terrifyingly high the top of the rope was.

No freakin way.

The second-to-last obstacle was throwing a spear (yea, you read that correctly) into a stack of hay. Of course, I have no clue what to do with a spear. My throw launched the spear into the general direction of the hay, but it sadly smacked into it sideways. I payed my 30-burpee penance (which was not easy at this point!) and moved on.

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I adored this race and can’t wait to do another! You know you’re in an awesome event when you keep pushing harder and faster as the race goes on!

Doing the Spartan Sprint has made me thankful for every single mile, leg day, interval and lifting session – they were all worth it. I am seriously happy with how I did and cannot wait to do another one! This whole Spartan thing totally resonates with me – getting down & dirty and pushing yourself to your limits.

Spartan on,

Nikki