Friday, September 20, 2013

Spartan Race to Train

This week has been about getting down to serious business. I finally charged my iPod to listen to my Spanish lessons! I always get tickled when I hear the Scottish people speaking perfect Spanish.

Trying to make plans with Candy for hiking. Those plans are hit or miss, but...........

I have found a solution to this "I need to get off my hinny" problem. A friend of mine at work suggested a site to get healthy, gluten-free recipes each day. While looking at this site, I noticed information about Spartan Races. Hhhmmmm....what's this???? It's a race where you run and do a bunch of obstacle courses. Sounds fun!!! This will get me in shape. I tell my friend that I would love to do this, and she about attacks me out of joy! She has been dying to do this race.

We looked it up online and began watching YouTube videos of these races. Oh my word! What have I got myself into?!?!?! All I know that I will be ready for the El Camino, and I will have a workout buddy. A schedule has been made for the next 24 weeks. It's going to be a bunch of running and weight lifting. Oh goodness...I have never trained with weights, but here I go. I know that I will build strength and endurance which I will need to complete a 500 mile journey across Spain. 

Just in case you are wondering what this "wonderful" race is is a video for you all to enjoy. 

The race is in March, so that will give me plenty of time to get ready for 15 mile days.