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2013.11.19

November 19, 2013

Six or so months ago I started down this crazy path to fitness.

Along the way I had a series of firsts:  first burpee, first trail race, first 5k.

All in preparation for the Spartan Sprint at Fenway Park on this past Saturday with a bunch of my co-workers (Team name: “I Thought This Was a 5K #WTF” )

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“3+ miles, 15+ obstacles” is what the website said.  I translated 15+ as oh, 17 or 18.  In fact, there were 26.

Obstacles like “carry a 45 pound sandbag all the way up the bleachers, then all the way across the bleachers, then all the way down the bleachers”.

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And “get on this rowing machine and row 500 meters in less than 2 minutes or do 30 burpees”.  I was sooo close – but no dice, I had to do my burpees.

And “take this cargo-ship rope and do 30 jumpropes with it”.

And “climb this six-foot-wall.  And then this one.  And then this one.  And now this ten-foot one.”

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And so forth.   All over Fenway – I mean ALL OVER FENWAY – across the Monster, in the clubhouse, through the dugout, up and down the bleachers, with a final sprint around on the warning track (I dragged my hand along the Monster for a few yards.  Had to be done).

At the end I was tired.  And filthy.  And sore.

But prouder of myself than I’ve been in a long time.  Perhaps ever.

I am bruised from my ankles to my ribcage.

I am a Spartan.

And I’ll see you next year.

 

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  1. November 20, 2013 2:50 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is the best.

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