|Nick was very happy to be in the hotel. We stayed at the Hyatt in Monterey|
and will definitely be going there when we visit Christopher at school.
Before the race we knew that we had to eat a good breakfast. Christopher and I were both surprised at how many people we heard saying that they should have eaten breakfast. It was a 13 mile run with 25+ obstacles and treacherous terrain. Why wouldn't you eat a good breakfast?! Nick and I had been to The Breakfast Club before and I really wanted to go back.
|Christopher and I each got a plate of scrambled eggs and real corned beef hash.|
I specify "real" because we usually eat it from a can. We didn't eat it all because
we didn't want to be uncomfortably full, but it was so gosh darn good.
It just so happened that the couple we were meeting up with parked about four spaces away from us so we didn't have to do the "I'm under the red tent. ...I'm under the red tent! I don't see you!" game. My friend Madeline and her boyfriend, Matt, were dumb enough to sign up for the race with us. It was a grueling race, but it was so much fun. At times we were all asking ourselves, "Why did we pay to do this?!", but it gives you such an accomplished feeling that you can't help but want to do more. Let's be honest, it makes you feel pretty freaking bad a** also.
|We figured we needed as many pictures before we started the race as we could.|
Note: Look how white Matt's shirt is.
|We finished! Look how dirty Matt's shirt is! They actually hosed us down|
with fire hose during and after we crawled through mud under barbed wire.
|This is us trying to look tough while grimacing. My mom thought that|
we were smiling. Toughness fail.
|They make you wear time chips on your person somewhere.|
I put mine on like it is a watch. During the gravel carrying
obstacle, the bucket of gravel caught between my skin
and the time keeper. This picture was taken after the race
|Day two of the time keeper bruise.|
|We wanted to get The Boiling Crab in San Jose, but the line was out the door |
and the wait was 45 minutes. Christopher and I really needed food so we
went next door to get pho.
After all this, Christopher, Madeline, and I are hooked. (Matt is unconvinced.) We have signed up to do the Spartan Trifecta, which is the Spartan Sprint (3mi), Spartan Super (8mi), and another Spartan Beast (13mi). In order to get a Spartan Trifecta you have to do all three races in a calendar year. Since we didn't know about this prior to our race, we are a little bit too late to squeeze a Trifecta into our calendar year. We've even convinced our Dad and Nick to do the Sprint with us. If anyone wants to do it, this is the time! We're starting small. We've dubbed ourselves the "Chinfecta" (we considered Chin-fong-ta) but we're thinking of changing our names since some of our Crossfit friends want to do it too. It's on!
Christopher put together a compilation video of us during the race with his GoPro. If you would like to see it, click on the Chin Spartan Beast link.