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I’ve never run an obstacle course race, but I’m intrigued by them. Sometimes I’ll read a recap of an OCR and think, “Wow, that sounds like fun!” But then I’ll look at the photos and all I can think is, “Huh. That’s a lot of mud.” I’m not really a fan of getting dirty, but I like the idea of pushing my physical limits. Who knows – maybe someday I’ll take the plunge.
Anyway, when it comes to obstacle course races, the Spartan obstacle race series is in a class of its own. If you’re not familiar with Spartan races, check out this short video:
(You see what I mean about the mud, right?)
Spartan Up! Podcast Series
Last month, Spartan launched a podcast series starring Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race.
With camera in tow, Joe travels the globe to explore what it means to Spartan Up! in all aspects of life in the new Spartan Up! Podcast series… In each episode, Joe interviews different experts – authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs, and thought leaders – about achievement, leadership, grit, goals, and total mind-body wellbeing. Then, with a panel of colleagues, Joe breaks down the lessons to provide the ultimate blueprint for success.
Series guests include:
- Former member of Seal Team Six
- Olympic wrestling coach
- Ultra marathoner (who carries a fridge on his back)
- CEO of Virgin Group
- Visually impaired wrestler
- Emeritus US Army General
- Founder of Seal Fit
Joe is dynamic and engaging, and he has lots of fun with his guests. And you can enjoy it two ways – listen to the audio file, or follow Joe on the accompanying YouTube videos. The Spartan Up! Podcast is available on iTunes and at www.spartanuppodcast.com.
Upcoming Races + Giveaway
For a complete list of upcoming Spartan events, click HERE.
Spartan Race is giving a free race entry to one of my readers! Please be sure to read the terms and conditions, then scroll down and enter on the Rafflecopter. And even if you don’t win, you can save 10% on your entry fee to any race with the promo code SPARTANBLOGGER.
Stuff you should know before you enter the giveaway —> * The winner will receive an online code which can be used one time for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental US. You must be 18+ to enter. Winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. Mommy Runs It is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway ends 3/5/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST.*