Spartan Race reached out to me to promote the book, Spartan Fit, which the founder of the race series recently wrote. The book is coming out in early August, and it looks pretty intriguing. It has the typical workout and diet plan, although it's tailored to help you prepare for a Spartan race, but it also includes inspiring stories about athletes who have competed in Spartan races. I recently read Matt Fitzgerald's new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, which focused on stories of pushing through mental barriers and overcoming pain during the racing process. It's hard not to come away from the book feeling inspired.
Spartan Fit looks like it'll have a similar component, which makes it seem a bit different than other similar exercise books. One element of Spartan races that I learned about by reading the first chapter of the book (which is available online), is that part of the focus is on developing "obstacle immunity".
The idea is that getting past obstacles in the race is a metaphor for life's obstacles. If you can crawl through mud to get past barbed wire, jump over fire, haul a log, or quite literally get over a wall, then maybe when you're faced with an obstacle in life, you'll feel more empowered to get through it or move past it.
|This woman: getting through obstacles.|
Now, how about a giveaway? I have one free race code that's up for grabs! The code will work for any open heat in any Spartan race in the continental U.S.
Leave a comment letting me know why you're interested in doing a Spartan race. Giveaway closes on Friday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. I'll notify the winner by Monday. Good luck!!
And even if you don't win, use the code SPARTANBLOGGER at registration for a 10% discount on all Spartan races!
[P.S. I'm not being compensated for writing this post in any way, I just figured that people would appreciate the opportunity to win a free Spartan race!]