Sunday, November 9, 2014

And the Men Do the Spartan Sprint....

You've heard of this thing, right? Four and a half miles running with muddy obstacles along the way? Dean and Drew signed up for one, and that's what started the whole running and fitness thing we're into now. (I'm on week 7 of my Couch to 5K program - woohoo!)


They start with a speech about how they're Spartans - AROO! (This speech is more exciting on TV - this group wasn't really into shouting for some reason.) They release a new group every 15 minutes.



So they went 2 miles where we couldn't see them (some of that involved wading through a muddy creek where you can't see the bottom and crawling under 50 yards of barbed wire - why didn't I sign up for this?), then they came back in view at the rope climb. There were some Army guys in full gear running for "Special Ops Survivors" - very cool!


There was quite a line to jump on the ropes - I don't know how nobody was killed by people slipping off...

But Drew made it all the way to the bell - he's on the far right.



I love this picture because they look like twins, down to their shoes.


Here are a couple of the Army guys going through the final barbed wire - after that they leap over a fire and get their medals.


Dean was even more covered in mud, if you can believe it.


This is where everybody showered before going in a changing tent to put on clean clothes. I missed the guy that stuck the hose down his shorts.


Can I just say that after washing their clothes, I had to VACUUM the dryer and lint filter because of all the leaves and rocks that were in their pockets. Good times...maybe I'll give it a shot next year....NOT!

11 comments:

Pam said...

Oh my gosh -- that is so much fun -- well, at least it wasn't the Zombie run:) Great job Mom!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Ooh - I googled that and it looks FUN! Too bad I wasn't ready for a 5K at Halloween!

BeckyW said...

Bart and Sam would like that I think. Not me. I like my ankles.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Good for you for taking up running. My favourite ;)

Junior said...

Way to go fellas! I want to shower and nap after reading that post. :)

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Dean was actually worried about his ankles, but ended up fracturing his big toe on a root. DOH!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Ooh yes, I have a heart rate watch, running shoes, and 2 books on running - hoping to do a 5k at Thanksgiving!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Shockingly, nobody fell asleep on the way home, but our conversation the past couple of days is just about what hurts now.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!!! I did a 10 mile bike ride Sunday. Guess what hurts ;)

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Your face from grinning so much?!

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