I don’t really make New Years resolutions much anymore. I used to make the ones that you hear all the time: eat better, exercise more, etc. However, I started doing all of that in 2013 and the results are great. No doubt I’m going to continue my Paleo and Crossfit routines. This year I want to amp it up a little. Instead of making a resolution or setting a goal, I simply took action.

On January 2nd I registered for my first ever obstacle event – the Spartan Race. Since this is my first event of this kind, I chose the Spartan Sprint, which also happened to be the one that is closest to where I live. According to the Spartan Race website:


Spartan Sprint – 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES. The challenging sprint obstacle trail races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. From beginner trail racers and mud run participants to hardcore warriors, tough guys and marathon runners, they all come out to test themselves on the insane obstacle races! 99.9% of all people who try this event will finish, and 100% will have their thirst for mud & trail racing fully satisfied! Top 3 Males and top 3 Females at each Spartan Sprint qualify for a free entry into a Super Spartan of their choice.

What I didn’t realize is the impact that it would have on my family. When I announced that day that I was going to register, two of my three sons made the decision to participate in the Spartan Kids event that same day. They agreed to train between now and then if I would register them.

So we’re registered and ready to participate in our first ever obstacle race! Based on how things go, I have been eyeballing a few other events on the calendar this year. For now I’m looking forward to the Spartan Race in March – AROO!



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