Death Race 2012–task #1
The first task of the 2012 Death Race is for participants to submit a short essay on ‘why you want to compete’ in the race. I have shed a little insight on my own reasons but I wanted to give you guys a more in-depth look.
Here it goes
“To me, it is about seeing if I can finish. It is about pushing my limits past the maximum that I have previously set for myself. I first heard of the Spartan Death Race via a YouTube video a few months ago, I was immediately sold.
If someone were to ask me 5 years ago if I’d be training for the Death Race I would have said no. Circumstances change, goals change, and well, life changes. I have learned to follow my heart and instead of waiting to complete goals, to jump in head first. I am not afraid of what is to come during the race in matters of obstacles and challenges. I know I will be ready because of the love and pure enthusiasm I put towards my training. I did the Spartan Beast race, it was actually my first race ever; I am now in pursuit of something harder to conquer. I just happened to choose the death race.
My passion is health and wellness. I grew up competing with Extreme Air, a nationally competitive jump rope team. I loved it, the thrill of competition and really challenging myself. I left the team at age 11 for personal reasons. When I stopped I was missing a whole part of my life, the feeling of fear that kept me together. Doing these races, and the training it involves gives me that fear back because I am unsure of what is to come. At this point all I can do is trust myself and trust that I will finish.”
What I’ll be doing during the race… or trying to do at least 😉
Have a wonderful rest of your day and thank you for all your support! xoxo