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Goals Update for February

My goals for 2015 are as follows:

Run 1,000 miles (almost double the previous year 576)
– 114 of 134 miles completed as of today. I’m behind, but I can make it up

Stay in the Spartan Trifecta Tribe
– 2015 Beast Completed
– 2015 Super scheduled August 8th
– 2015 Sprint scheduled October 17th

Complete a Spartan Hurricane Heat
– Scheduled August 7th

Take an average of 12k steps a day for all of 2015. If I fail, I donate $2,000 to Paws and Stripes, if I succeed donate $1,200.
– as of now, I’m way behind, but all is not lost.

Month Average Steps Per Day Total Steps Goal Percent
January 9,245 286,604 372,000 77%
February 7,936 134,916 204,000 66%
Total 8,781 421,520 576,000 73%

2015 SoCal Spartan Beast

Temecula, CA at Vail Lake. This was my second Spartan Beast race and much like the first beast, the views were amazing. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

This Spartan Beast was a make up for the Beast at the same location last September, when the shade was 117 degrees. Thankfully I was not there for that hell beast, but I was glad there was a beast at this time. I had already planned to be in the area for the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland, so it was good to also get part of my Spartan Trifecta taken care of earlier in the year as well. Training for my “Marathon Weekend” was going very well, until I tweaked my left calf a week before the Beast. I wasn’t too happy, but what is life without a few roadblocks, right? (At the time I was not this chipper about it.) Continue reading 2015 SoCal Spartan Beast

The Trials and Trails of the Monterey Spartan Beast 2014

This is the race I have been waiting for and dreading. 11+ miles of wicked Monterey hills and 25+ obstacles that would push me to my limits and beyond. A few days before the race, I started to get the nervous feeling in my gut. The longest I have ever run at one time was 10 miles and that was only 7 days before the Beast. I knew that I would be able to do the running/jogging part as its not straight 11+ miles thanks to the obstacles. I packed all of my obstacle race gear and a few changes of clothing and readied myself for a trip to sunny California. Two hours of flying and a hour and a half car ride later we arrived at the hotel that was 15 or so minutes away form the race.

The night before the race, my sleep was not very good. I woke up multiple times due to noise and possibly nerves. We found out when we were leaving that the water heating system was recently tuned and we were lucky to hear swishing noises all night in a pattern. Yay. Continue reading The Trials and Trails of the Monterey Spartan Beast 2014