So remember way back when I told you I was going to compete in a Spartan Race? Well, that race was supposed to be in May. I was getting all ready to compete by adding upper body workouts into my half marathon training when the Running Injury Demons struck and my plans were sidelined.
Well, the demon can’t hold me back any longer! I’m all healed up and ready to get back into the racing game by resigning up for a Spartan Race!
I’ll be competing in the Spartan Sprint (click here to learn about all the different types of Spartan Races) in Philly on September 20th. That’s only 3 weeks away! AND while I’m racing through my first ever Spartan Race, 10,000 Spartan Pros from 17 different countries will be competing in the 2014 Spartan Race World Championships in Killington, Vermont!
I’m pretty nervous for my Spartan Sprint, so I can’t imagine what these athletes will be going through in order to become the ultimate Spartan! Luckily, Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports to film and air 6 episodes of Spartan Races culminating with the World Championships. Soooo if you were ever wondering what a Spartan Race entails or just want to watch a bunch of badass athletes compete, you can tune in! Check out the trailer and air times below!
I’m also super excited for a new Sweepstakes they have going on: a trip for two on the Spartan Cruise!!
That’s right! A Spartan Cruise! Did you all know I love cruises?! That’s how my boyfriend and I celebrated our last anniversary. Well this cruise obviously isn’t just your typical cruise.
It’s a 3 day cruise (March 6-9th) from the Port of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, where all passengers will get to compete in a Spartan Sprint on a private island. How cool is that?! You can check out all the details here and make a reservation OR you could test your luck and enter the Spartan Cruise Sweepstakes!
You bet your obstacle-loving-buns I already got my entries in!
The cruise ship is the Norwegian Sky, which believe it or not, I’ve actually been on! It’s BEAUTIFUL. Oh, and there’s an excellent martini bar on the boat. 2-for-1 martinis during happy hour. So after you tough it out during a Spartan Race, you can heal your achy break bruises with a good stiff drink! Just sayin’…
Anyway, you should enter! (Open to US residents only. Winner will receive a trip for two including airfare, a 3 day Spartan Cruise, and an entry into the ultimate tropical island Spartan Race!)
But wait (she says in a game show host voice), there’s more! The awesome Spartans have agreed to a giveaway specifically for Fitful Focus readers! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a Spartan Race of your choice (as long as it’s in the continental US)! BA BAM! Two awesome opps to become (or continue on your journey as) a Spartan Warrior!
Can’t wait for the giveaway to end to sign up for a race? Use code “SPARTANBLOGGER” at checkout to get 10% off any race.
NOTE: Spartan Race provided me with an extra entry into the Spartan Cruise Sweepstakes in exchange for help promoting the Spartan World Championships and Cruise Sweepstakes. That said, I’m seriously pumped for both!