September 8, 2012 by Darlene McC
Up early for a Saturday. I couldn’t sleep. Too amped about today’s planned adventure (some might call it nerves, but I can’t be that pessimistic right now).
This afternoon I’ll be headed out to Jersey, way out by the Delaware, to try my hand at one of the newest athletic fads: Extreme Obstacle Course Racing. Military style obstacles + you + your buddies = ???
It’s the Tri-State Super Spartan. I thought I was in for 8 miles and 20 obstacles; but I missed the little plus signs after those two numbers. According to their facebook post earlier this week it’s going to be 10 miles; and who the **** knows about the obstacles. Fire. Mud. Heights. Wall climbs. Barbed Wire. The whole 9 yards (though knowing Spartan Race, they’d have 12 just to push you).
I’ll have a full race report for you tomorrow. These kind of races are becoming very popular, and if 5ks are starting to bore you it’s time to check out something a little more intense.