Your probably thinking "WOW she just realized that now"?? haha I always knew I was but it's becoming more apparent and I can't seem to stop it. I find its better to just hang on for the ride. lol Why fight it. So some of this wasn't totally planned and races decided to change dates on me so in order to do the races I needed and wanted I kinda had to do it. Ya I know I am at the making excuses part. haha
I have since done Seattle and then last weekend did a 15 km one... this coming weekend is well the Montana Spartan Beast and Sprint weekend and yes I am doing both.... AGAIN. Now I know your thinking "hey wait isn't that 4 races in three weeks"? "Is she nuts"? Answer is YES!!! Hence the awesome title for my blog this time! haha So not sure what the total distance will be, but once I am done both this weekend I will add up my four races distances and let you know. I already know it is going to be a lot.
Our weekend in Seattle was totally epic!! The dream team survived and had a great time. My son LOVED the Spartan Race..... he loved it so much he is doing the Montana Sprint with me. He might as well know what Montana Spartans are all about and why not do it with his amazing mom on Mothers Day!! haha OK he didn't say amazing BUT he did say "awesome mom". We made our rounds all over the Seattle area and not once got lost. My son even found this amazing soccer store and got us there with no issues. He found all the soccer stuff he has been wanting and as usual way more. I was just happy to head to the Lululemon Outlet and get some cool things. We didn't sight-see since it was such a quick trip and we both were tired. We want to head back without doing a race and to check things out and have way more time down there.
The Spartan Super was a modified course... longer and harder. Was great. My hip held on well thru it all and did better then I thought it would. Huge relief!! Only thing I didn't like was the thorn bushes on the edge of the hill trails and the atlas ball carry at the end after being all wet and muddy. OK that one was a love/hate thing. My time would have been faster if I could have gotten the ball back but it was so slick I had issues getting it picked up. My song came on and that helped me big time!
I am posting a few pics. I loved the race ones of my son closing his eyes over the fire and the dunk wall ones. We both had some pretty funny faces.
Montana Spartan Beast and Sprint ended up being epic, hard and awesome. The Beast I finished over 2hrs faster then the year before and the Sprint with my son Ty the next day we finished over an hour faster then the year before. Ty could have done it a lot faster but decided to stick it out with his Mom. Can't complain and super happy with my times. Met more amazing people before (Mandie and Danielle), during the Beast race and ended up finishing with an amazing lady from Great Falls Mt. I always learn new things and love meeting the new people that I meet along the way. Was great to start with my friend Laura whom I have missed, then raced part of the way with Cheryl and Olivia then finished with Barb a.k.a Betty! lol We had some fun times that kept us going. It was a super hot and dusty weekend of racing and Montana was awesome. My hip did amazing, asthma had its ups and downs but was able to control it but had to move slightly slower then I wanted and if it was cooler I know I would have been able to move a little faster. Regardless super happy with times and how my body did. I totally listened to it along the way and didn't do things that could possible make things worse. Amazing hey... who knew... hahaha I am finally getting this listening to the body thing and its showing amazing results. Now to rest and slowly get back into training again. My next race is May 29th when I will complete my Half Marathon with my son Ty, his friend Braiden and more of my awesome friends. The months of June and July will be fun ones except the end of June where I will do a 25km trail race in Canmore Alberta.
Some stats from the weekend are posted below.
oh and I got my first Trifecta in 2 weeks... not bad hey!)
As usual some pics of the races this weekend.
Until next time...
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