So many different titles I could use or say but it was an epic and a brutally hard weekend. Spartan Race said it was the hardest race since the World Championships in Vermont last year. Norm that created the Vermont one created Montana. So for me to say I did both Founders Races in Montana is a massive honor and a major accomplishment. My times sucked for both but I went with the mindset to just finish and make it thru both in one piece. I did and that's all that matters and time doesn't mean anything when I am not trying to win money. For being as hard as it was and for only deciding two weeks prior to run both I did awesome... we did awesome! I also had amazing race partner Kathleen that put up with my no filter goofy mouth and a amazing group of ladies (Canadian Mudd Queens and an honorary Mudd Queen man Dustin). I met some really great ladies & Dustin that helped me in so many ways and for that I am truly grateful for. Without their support, help and encouragement I am not sure I would have completed it. Sunday was so tough that at one point I almost wanted to call a medic and get taken off the course. I was so dizzy, nauseous and another asthma attack happened. My poor lungs were so sore and worn out. We had plenty of laughs and plenty of cries but those memories I made with everyone will last a life time and that is what being a Spartan is all about. Pushing yourself and helping others! We are one big family!! AROO!
So as you can tell Sunday sucked for me in so many ways physically, mentally and asthmatically (if that is even a word lol). Saturday was a different story. I felt good for the first part less the hills and having three asthma attacks during the day. Body wise I was good and for the most part felt strong, it was just the going up the mountains and carrying stuff that sucked. I had one melt down during the bucked brigade and thought I would never get that dam bucket back down. Thankfully Kathleen came up and helped me carry it down. Another time was going up the last really big climb towards the end. I was so worn out. I was tired of climbing.... we climbed a ton. Kathleen and I had a very pretty spot for our picnic to fuel up and hydrate to push till the bitter end. That's where we met up with Claire and Dustin. Kathleen's fuzzy peaches were soo good and just what we needed while racing. I hope she brings them for the rest especially in Seattle at our last and final Spartan Race. We both are doing the same races and going for our double Trifecta!!
Superman isn't brave. You can't be brave if your indestructible. It's everyday people like you and me that are brave. Knowing we could be easily defeated but still continue forward! - unknown
Here is an approx recap of what we did in two days. Nothing official and all hear say. But took the averages from what others said. Plus took data from my own Garmin watch as well.
Those are some crazy stats and was a huge honor to be apart of it and be at the first Montana Beast! It truly was epic! I don't have many race pics yet but will post them later once I get them all. I am adding a few for now.
Now that I am home and I survived the rest of my races are looking fairly easy. Montana might have temporarily broke me but it just broke me in for the rest and I found my spark again! This is what I love and this is who I am. I am a race junky! I am a Spartan race addict! There could be worse things to be addicted to and if I keep getting stronger and better while still enjoying these then why not! You only get to live once and it might as well be on your terms doing what you love!
Until next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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