So of course the boys had to do just that. They managed to complete all 3 distances within this calendar year this past weekend when we traveled to Winnsboro, SC for the Beast of the Carolinas. For those of you normal humans who don't know what exactly a Spartan Beast race entails, it is 12-14 miles of running, sprinkled with around 30 obstacles throughout the course. This particular Beast was a good choice, according to Mr. Marathon. It wasn't too terribly hilly (or mountainous like the Super....) and so it was a fairly fast course. The obstacles weren't bad, and he only had to do burpees at three obstacles (one must do 30 burpees when the obstacle is not completed): the rope climb, the one where they have to lift sandbags on a pulley (because the sandbags weighed well over half of his body weight) and the obstacle where he had to remember something that he didn't know he had to remember (...?). Anyway, it was a fun journey and now he has a cool huge medal where all 3 pieces of his trifecta puzzle come together and give him magical powers... jk.... or am I???? And now, pictures!
|Taking selfies while stuck in parking traffic! We're so presh!|
|Start line and random strangers! Heyyyyy..!|
|Is this a Spartan race or a waiting room?|
But that's none of my business...
|Climbing the inverted wall|
|Now Dasher, now Dancer! |
Now Prancer and....
|Climbing over the vertical cargo net|
|Spartan flag flying high|
|My little Spartan throwing spears, looking tough!|
|um hay i'm a spartan|
|Finish time: 2:20:24! 2nd place in his age group, |
despite having to wait in line for many obstacles.
|All 3 finisher's medals and his TRIFECTA MEDAL!|