On June 21, 2015, I participated in my very first Spartan Super Race in Barre, Massachusetts. The course was 8 miles long with 20-something obstacles standing in between my team and the fire at the finish line. The farm wasn’t just an open field; it was full of woods, streams, and mud after a lot of rain. Obstacles included walls to get over, a barbed wire field, climbing obstacles, and strength obstacles. It took us over three hours to get through the course, but the bragging rights at the end were so worth it.
I joined nine of my friends to form the team Grant Strong. Unfortunately our good friend Grant passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2015. He was signed up to participate in the Spartan Race. We all came together (rather last minute, I might add) and participated in this event in his honor and memory. I know he was watching us all get through it and was cheering us on from the clouds.