Friday, 28 June 2013

Weight gain and Spartan races

Has it really been 2 weeks since I last posted! Blimey I'm not good at this am I! I must make extra effort to post more regularly.

Anyway last weeks weigh in saw an increase - eek! Only 2lb but it means I have to lose 2.1lb this week to make the Dietbet challenge which ends today so I have to weigh out in the morning. Ordinarily this wouldn't have bothered me but I have eaten way too much rubbish this week (i really don't know why I've felt the need to binge) and I know I have no way of making it. My own stupid fault and I'll be gutted but I will join the next Dietbet due to start July 1st and get back on track.

In other news my daughter and I have decided to run a Spartan race

For those of you unfamiliar with the spartan races they start with the Spartan sprint -" Spartan Sprints are muddy 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES course races. The challenging sprint races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. Beginners to hardcore warriors, and marathon runners alike come out to test themselves on the insane obstacles! This 5k race is comprised of mud runs, obstacles, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a 3+ race. 99.9% of all people who try this event will finish, and 100% will have their thirst for mud fully satisfied!"

Then there's the Super spartan - " The Super Spartan obstacle race provides an 8+ MILES / 20+ OBSTACLES battlefield of insane mud running with 15 or more obstacles to test your physical strength and mental resolve. This mud fest of a race will have many trials to push you to your limits that any man or woman with resolve can complete! This endurance race conists of mud runs, trails, and both mental and physical obstacles and challenges". 

Finally it's the Spartan Beast - " 12+ MILES / 25+ OBSTACLES - An obstacle Race from Hell. If you have done any race anywhere in the world: whether a mud run, fun run, olympic run, bike race, death march or any kind of event claiming to be the "toughest race on the planet" you will be happy to know that this is where it ends..THIS IS THE SPARTAN BEAST... Step up and get out of your comfort zone on our +16k beast of an obstacle course race; many will arrive, but few will leave!"

You would think we'd start at the 5k and I think my daughter would prefer that however the races are a fair way from home and mean staying away for 2 days so I figure why not just go all hog and hit the 10k! 
It's not until next year as we can't make the one this year so until then we'll concentrate on the 10k runs we have planned, the first one being 21st July.
Are we ready? Are we heck, especially me! I have to fight the urge to walk during every run and yesterdays 2 miler was pathetic. We only ran 2 mile to see if our times had picked up after doing loads of trail and hill work - the 1st mile was at 10 mins 15 secs, most people could walk faster, our second mile was just over 8 minutes so that was much better.
Poor Leanne could easily run a steady 9 minute mile over 5 miles right now but she tends to hold back just for me.


  1. That sounds awesome. I wish I could run like that, but it takes all the energy I have just to do my walking workout. Hey, maybe one day, right? Anyway, sorry I'm just getting back to you and thanks for letting me use your chart. I'll be using it on my next post...either tomorrow or the day after. Unfortunately, I've gotten out of the habit of posting daily. I'll give you a shout out and mention your blog, too. Oh and by the way, I'm following you now. Thanks again.