Down, but not out: Postponing the Spartan Race

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This is an update I’ve been meaning to do on my Spartan Race training progress – rather me lack thereof.

I was originally entered in a Spartan Beast race for Nov. 1, 2015. I was even keeping track of my routine every day, both in what I ate and my exercise.

Well, a blessing finally fell into my lap more than two months ago: I got a job with The Daily Sentinel, the newspaper in Nacogdoches, Texas, as the assistant news editor. This was all, of course, fantastic, but getting hired on the spot basically meant had about a week to not only find a new place where thousands of college students already had their leases paid for months in advance, but getting moved in as well.

As I finally settled in town after a week lacking exercise, it was a bit difficult getting into a routine, but I was able to keep things up for about two weeks. I signed up to workout at one of the local gyms and used running routes I previously made for myself during my Stephen F. Austin State University days.

My body had different plans, however.

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The Road to Sparta: Getting Back Into Shape

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Yeah… it’s been just a little while since I posted on here, so I’m going to need you to ignore that.

Anyway, the number of posts I have will change over the next few weeks because, well… I may or may not have been pushed to do a Spartan Race with my dad and cousin, and ultimately signed up for it out of my own free will.

In short, a Spartan Race is where participants go through dozens of obstacles across a certain mileage. According to Spartan’s website, it’s also “the fastest growing participant sport in the world.” I’m not interested at all in most sports, but I’ll take their word for it.

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