Now that I’m recommitting to running, I started thinking about why I really want to race again. The real reasons that will motivate me to hit the pavement and try, do my best, and be the best I can be. I’ve also started contemplating the future challenges that I want to take on that will push me and help build my confidence.
I’m still constructing this list, but one type of fitness challenge that has always been on my bucket list is an obstacle based endurance race. I became familiar with the Reebok Spartan Race last year and thought, “I could never do that.” I didn’t think I would ever be strong enough to conquer obstacles while running through mud and jumping over fire.
Now, after reflecting on what I’ve been through in my life, I’m thinking, “Why can’t I?” If I work hard and have drive behind my efforts, then I can do anything I set my mind to. I just have to believe in myself that I can do it.
So, in the spirit of the the Reebok Spartan Race, here are five reasons #WHYIRACE:
1. To prove to myself that I’m strong, inside and out.
2. To run for the people in my life that can’t run. One of these people is my fiancé, who is on dialysis and still waiting for a kidney donor so that he can receive a kidney transplant.
3. To raise awareness for the importance of organ donation.
4. To invest in myself so that I can live a long life with good health.
5. To inspire others and show that it’s never too late to achieve a dream.
To celebrate the start of my new journey, I want to start inspiring you right now to achieve your goals and dreams. If you’re ready to push yourself and make your dream a reality, I’m ready to help you. I’ve teamed up with the Reebok Spartan Race team to offer a limited Memorial Day discount code that will give you up to $40 off of a race registration through May 27th. Enter the code MEMORIAL during checkout!
In addition, Reebok Spartan Race is generously offering one reader of The DelightFULL Dash a free entry to any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental United States!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about why you race (or want to start) using the hashtag #WHYIRACE. You will have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, May 27th to enter. I will randomly select one comment on Thursday, May 28th and notify the winner via email with the free entry code. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary race code by Reebok Spartan Race to gift to one of my readers. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.