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Go Nancy! THIS IS SPARTA!
September 26, 2015
Tomorrow, Sept 26th, Nancy Ahad is participating in the Spartan Race and will be completing a Spartan Beast (see below). This will be the last piece of her Spartan Trifecta!!!
"I am doing a Spartan Beast Race this Saturday and earning my first Trifecta. A spartan race is an obstacle course race that challenges you both mentally and physically. A Trifecta is completing one of each race, Sprint, Super, and Beach in a calendar year. A Sprint is 3+ miles and 15+ obstacles, a Super is 8+ miles and 24+ obstacles, and a Beast is 12+ miles and 30+ obstacles.
A little over a year ago I was 216 pounds and unhealthy. I wanted to do something to change that, it wasn't about being fat or skinny it was about being healthy. I had a trainer whom I had mentioned I wanted to try a Spartan race, he encouraged me to do it and I did my first race in 10/2014 and was addicted. I decided that I wanted to do the other races. I started changing how I ate, logging my meals, and exercising. In January I did a Super, it was tough because I still was not where I needed to be physically but I push through finished and earned my medal. At that point I decided I wanted to earn a Trifecta because I needed to do this to prove to myself that I can. I did another Super in June and in July did my Sprint. I know myself and knew that the Beast was going to be a challenge for me because of the distance and obstacles but I knew that I could do it if I put my mind to it. I reached out to CFS and met with Amber who has helped me tremendously to get stronger.
I love Spartan racing, not because I'm a runner because I'm not but because it challenges me. I love the Spartan community, on the course you are never alone, there is always someone willing to help you in obstacles or just providing words of encouragement. I would have never thought that at age 42 I would be completing a Spartan Beast but I am, no matter how long it takes me, I'm crossing the finish line and earning my last piece of my Spartan Trifecta.
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Amber but the CFS family. The coaches are so encouraging and supportive, the members always there cheering you when you struggle to finish the last rep. I am so blessed to have stumbled through CFS, I will try to make all of you proud on Saturday."
Go get em Nancy! We are all proud of you! Send us some pics!
WOD for Sept 26, 2015
18 MIN PARTNER WOD
1 WORKING AT A TIME LADDER BY 10'S ROW FOR CALS CLEAN & JERKS 135/95 T2B