Iam so excited to finally announce Spartan Obstacles is live!
Obstacle course racing, Spartan Race specifically, has become such a big part of my life these past few years. I am approachingmy 30th race right now and see many more in my future.
I am fortunate enough to have the ability to train every week at UrbanFit, a Spartan SGX training facility near me. One thing that experience has given me is hanging out with other Spartansand helping newcomers find success.
I won't lie and say I am leading the pack in either the elite or age group competitions, but I try! I have a great timeon the course, even when Blue Mountain is kicking my tail.
In my younger life I enjoyed a modicum of success at athletics, football specifically. I was blessed with the opportunityto walk-on play through college at NC State back in the early 90s.
After college I became an adult and got fat...twice.
In late 2014 I tipped the scales at a whopping 272 pounds! I went on a mission to lose weight and get in shape.108 days later I saw 199 pounds on the scale.
I was already enjoying my experience in at the dojo learning karate, but felt I could do more. So my step-son suggestedrunning 5ks with him and I thought that would be fun.
So I signed us up for on at the park around the corner. It was a 5k obstacle course.That experience hooked me and I soon found out about Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.
After completing courses for both brands I wanted more. I wanted to see if this NormalFat Guy could compete with the other old dudes. So I started signing up for elite heats at stadium races.
Today I live in the 40-49 age group competitions and like most struggle with different aspects of the race. But each raceand each workout I learn more about myself, the courses and life.
I want this site to be a resource to help normal people, those of you with adult lives. Like me you have a full time career,kids and other responsibilities you need to manage.
None of us want to abandon our OCR passion, and I think Spartan Obstacles can be a resource to help everyone enjoy thesport more and find more success on the course.
To make this launch more complete I have written The Normal Guy's Guide to Obstacle Course Races. The book is over 230 pages of content to help everyone get more out of OCR.
WhileI am launching the site this week, I am not done. I have more planned in the near future so be sure to bookmark the site,or add it to your home screen.