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Monday, March 31, 2014

The will to succeed...and tossing your cookies. All in a day's work.

I had a lovely post ready to go and accidentally deleted it. The first part was about how I've been ellipticizing instead of running lately. And while I don't love it, I have faith that it will be worth it in the effort to get my leg healthy and happy.
I also talked about how one of the nice things about the elliptical is that I can read while I'm on it. I caught up on the last three issues of Runner's World and started a new book, all while ellipticizing.

And speaking of books, I also wanted to tell you about one I'm expecting in the mail any day.

Even though I have yet to muster up the courage to try a Spartan Race, the book is a whole different story. It isn't just for Spartans or even runners. It's for anyone and everyone. Here's what Spartan Up! is, in its own words:

Spartan Up! is more than an insider’s view of the world of obstacle racing. It’s a manual for the Spartan way of life, including:

        • Finding the will to succeed: The first half of a race you run with your legs; the second half you run with your mind. Turn your pain into an outboard motor to drive you forward.
        • Tossing your cookies: The Cookie Test can teach you how to overcome the need for immediate gratification and help you prosper in the long term.
        • Getting Spartan fit: Survival of the Fittest means training outside the gym for strength, endurance and flexibility for your entire body—and don’t forget those burpees!
        • Moving mountains: Whether metaphorical mountains or the ones on which Spartans race, what you think of as your limitations can actually be a mere starting point for transformation.
You can find out more about the book or order your own copy HERE!! And keep an eye out for a Spartan themed giveaway on the blog SOON!

1 comment:

  1. I hope your leg sorts out soon. I have never done anything like the elliptical. Not even treadmill! The obstacle races are growing big here in SA.

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