#weekendcoffeeshare 11-22-15

tmp_7519-IMG_20151115_134109145868971337If we were having coffee, you would undoubtedly notice how tired I am today. I would then pour you a nice, steaming hot mug and tell you to drink fast.  You see, I’ve had a head start, and if your caffeine meter is going to catch up with mine, well, you’ve got a long way to go.

Once you’ve settled in we can talk. I can tell you a bit about my new passion, Spartan Racing or more broad, obstacle course racing (ocr).

Yeah, I know, like I need something new to focus on. I have a hard enough time focusing on what I already do, but that’s always been an issue for me. I want to do all the stuff. I want adventure or a near approximation of it anyway since this is my one go around and all that.

Oh wow, you did drink that fast. How do you do that without burning your mouth…  Yes, yes, I know that I told you to drink fast but sheesh. Okay, here’s another.

So back to the race. Over the past week, I’ve had so many thoughts on it, but waiting and reflecting a while before writing them down was I think a good idea. See, what I now believe was the coolest things about the race, besides the water, was all the people. People of all fitness levels, out there together working their way through a tough course to get to that finish line and in the process improving their health and self confidence all the way through.

That’s right. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enter and finish a Spartan Race. If you want to go out and win on the other hand, well that’s another matter. The thing is though, it’s fun and the amount of pressure you have is all about how well you really want to do.

So at the end of the day, we took a while, trounced through the mud, climbed ropes and walls, threw spears and finished the course together, my daughter and I. It was great and I cannot wait to do it again.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hey, maybe we can do a Spartan Race together sometime.  If not, that’s cool.  I’m pretty sure it’s not for everyone, but believe it or not, it is loads of fun.

See you next time!

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