The Spartan Workout Tour came to Marietta and Three of us from Crossfit Etowah's
On-Ramp to Crossfit Bootcamp decided to give it a shot. If you are thinking on participating but haven't decided yet let me tell ya, stop over thinking and JUST DO IT!
Here's the link to the 2014 Workout Tours.
The workout takes 2 hours and you WILL NOT stop moving during those 2 hours.
There is no gym equipment involved, all you need is your body, a towel and water!
We did sprints, running in place, squats, jumping squats, jumping jacks, push ups, staggered push-ups, Burpees, planks, great vine steps, skater steps, leg lifts/flutter kicks and a couple more.
A lot of emphasis on Core strengthening exercises. For active recovery between periods of intense workout we did jogging in place, planks and jumping jacks.
The weather was not great, it sprinkled the whole time we were there and the pavement was very wet and somewhat slippery. Still, I had fun and felt accomplished to having finished the WOD.
A huge THANKS goes to Extreme Rush Apparel , who supplied our performance workout clothing. Even in the wet weather their performance clothing kept wicking the water and sweat away from my skin. I had a "Training for a Spartan" shirt on top of the performance shirt and while the spartan shirt was soaked, the performance material kept my skin pretty dry.
Even though I had water dripping down my legs from the rain and being on the ground repeatedly, the performance capris did the same as the shirt wicking moisture away from skin and drying super fast.
Oh and they truly move and stretch with you, they don't ride down, are awesome for squats, no chaffing while running and super comfortable. I finally found my favorite pair of capris for running events, will definitely be wearing these on my next race.
The Crunchy Crossfitters ( Lorena, Lillian and me<w/glasses> ) before the Spartan Workout Tour, sporting Extreme Rush Apparel.
You can find the ERA performance shirt here:
Find the ERA performance Capris here:
Lillian, me, and Lorena at the event. We wore our spartan shirts on top of the performance shirts.
Ps: it sucks to wear glasses in the rain, I couldn't see a thing while it was raining.
Lorena & Lillian got to meet Amanda Sullivan and Todd Love , Spartan Athletes, motivators and an inspiration to us all.
I started this journey a year ago to loose weight. But goals change and now I train to become stronger. My current most immediate goal is build up the stamina to be able to run a half marathon, but the Spartan Sprint is definitely a goal to be mastered in the horizon.
Have a happy healthy crunchy green day :-)