It is exactly one month since I completed my first marathon and I have been in somewhat of a funk since that date. I am not sure if I am not mentally invested or if my body wants a break, but I have been off my usual demeanor. I have had some lingering pain in my toe and the weather has been unseasonably cold here in Memphis. All of this has led to some lackluster runs and a couple of extra pounds to hang around as well. This is not an ideal situation heading into this weekend’s Spartan Special Ops Sprint. It is only a 3-4 mile run, but with at least 15 obstacles and 30 burpee penalties for failure to complete, I could be in for a long day on Saturday. And not to mention the 3 half marathons I will be running in over the next 2 months.
I did have a good run tonight and worked in some cross training intervals, so I am going to try to build upon this momentum moving forward. Not to mention that the deep freeze is going to subside for a few days, so getting a rhythm back should be a little easier.
Anyway, enough with the pity party. Here is what I know about this weekend’s event. There is an 80 yard barbed wire crawl, the event will be hosted at Raymond James Stadium, I can earn two medals, and this will be the first stadium race in the Spartan Series that will incorporate mud and water obstacles outside of the stadium. Everything else is a complete mystery. I am certain that there will be a rope climb, spear throw, and plenty of stadium stairs waiting for me on Saturday.
I have some basketball to watch and homework to do, so I am cutting this post a little short.