Editor's Note: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with our friends at Spartan Race, who have challenged one BroBible staffer, new guy Buckeye, to run the next Spartan Race June 4 in Tuxedo, New York. First he's got to train...
So I've decided to take on the Spartan Race challenge, a three-plus-mile obstacle course that encourages people to get off the couch and get active. While most trips to the fridge or gym don't consist of barbed wire, mud, swimming, or stacked dudes wielding American Gladiator batons, I get the sentiment. I feel confident going in, but I know that this is probably going to be one of the most physically and mentally taxing things I've participated in.
As far as my fitness history goes, I was a collegiate rugby player who played on the Northeast All-Star team and I work out for at least an hour seven days a week to supplement my men's league rugby training; I'm no pushover.
But let's get real: When Spartan-blogger Shawty called me on the phone and told me that the Workout of the Day consisted of running two miles, then doing 100 reps of some inane bodyweight exercise, followed by another two miles, followed by another 100 reps, etc. for a total of six miles and 300 reps, I nearly shit myself. There was no metal-pushing, mirror-staring, or hot chicks on treadmills involved, just pure pain. What a lucky volunteer I am. Here's to running my first non-match mile in a couple years and here's to hoping I survive.
To sign up for the next Spartan Race in your area, go to www.spartanrace.com.