Sunday, July 8, 2012

Spartan Beasts

 The Spartan Race was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine.  It's a 12 mile obstacle course race designed to "test your resilience, strength, stamina, and quick decision making skills."  Ben, Brady, and Brandon did it in a relay team, each taking on about 4 miles and 5-10 obstacles each. 

 It was down at Soldier Hollow near Heber and was a whopping 95 degrees. Brandon's wife, Karley and I went down with them for moral support. It was so fun!

Here they are, clean, happy and ready to go:)

Some fellow contestants:

Brandon started, here he is on his way back:

Unfortunately, we weren't able to see more than about the first obstacle. Then we had to wait about 45 minutes for them to come back.  Here Ben is setting off on his first obstacle, which was to climb a wet, muddy rope to the top:

If at any time you didn't finish an obstacle, you had to do 30 burpees:

Karley and I are due on the EXACT SAME DAY!! October 2nd!

Ben on his way back and doing his last obstacle:

Brady is off, crawling through mud under barbed wire: (White shirt, red shorts)

Probably only 1 in 10 were making the javelin throw stick in the hay but Brady NAILED it!

Up and over the wall... easy for a tall guy like Brady.

Over the mud hills...

Rolling through the mud:

Ben and Brandon joined Brady to cross the finish line together:

After making it through the "Gladiators":


And I guess I better start preparing.... because they signed themselves and their wives up for next year's Spartan (June 2013)!! AHH!!  Burpee practice here I come! :)


Jill Revell said...

how fun is that! it is fun to see pictures of the boys back together!

Amy said...

You know what is weird? Seeing people you know in the background of other people's pictures. In the picture of Ben doing his last obstacle, the kid in the black shirt right in the middle of the picture... That's my cousin. Weird right?