“Never mess with a girl who does burpees, jumps over fire, climbs a mountain, crawls through mud, and gets tangled in barbed wire…for FUN.”
A couple more Spartan Race pics for you! I’ll have more available as the week goes on and I can’t wait to tell you all about my CRAZY experience! INSANE.
Spartan-y posts are on their way for those of you who had questions about the race. My Do’s and Don’t’s, a beginner Spartan training guide (for REAL beginners), thoughts on how I’d train for it next time and whether or not YOU should sign up for a race in your hood. I feel like I’m just coming down from the adrenaline and my brain is only just starting to work again. Posting throughout the week: if you have any specific questions, send them to my Ask so I know what to cover.
P.S - The level of soreness is very similar to what I experienced in my first round of Insanity Asylum. Intense! Took yesterday off entirely: just a nice long walk with the pup and some stretching after a long shower. Today I’m doing another LONG stretch and some foam rolling. Very much needed. I could barely walk by the end of Sunday afternoon. The bruises and scrapes were part of that (plus my knee was messed up), but the muscle soreness is HIGH. It started to kick within a few hours of the race and (hopefully) peaked yesterday.
Depending on soreness tomorrow, may head out for a short run, but it’ll be a few days before I start working like I was before. Thankfully, this recovery will mean a HELLA performance gain. Granted, there’s still a little swelling, but my entire body is in the process of building itself back up stronger than before. Eating incredibly well and drinking loads of water. I have a feeling I’m gonna bust some PR’s next week. :)
More soon! Don’t forget to send me your Spartan Race questions!