Not too long ago, I got contacted by Spartan Race Media about a new book coming out that was written by Joe DeSena, the owner and founder of Spartan Races. It’s coming out in May, so they sent me the synopsis to read and I was immediately sucked in. You all know I’m “just” a runner. I may run a lot of miles, but I don’t do much else. So, if I can be intrigued by the book, think of what it will do for those of you who like variety in their challenges.
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From their website:
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.
I’m not saying this book is going to make me run out and do a Spartan Race, but if the book is as enjoyable to read as the synopsis was, it’s worth a read. It may not be life changing, but it should be quite interesting.
Disclaimer: I’m getting a free copy of the book when it comes out. I (obviously) have not read the whole book yet. All opinions are my own. The above purchase link is NOT an affiliate link.
For those of you not following along on Facebook, I am down to 7.9 miles left to hit 200 miles for the month of March!