26 March 2012

Overcome A Running Slump By Trying Something New

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spartan Race for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We have all experienced a running slump at some point in our lives. Sometimes we can work our way through it in a few weeks, other times it lingers for months. It is not easy to find the motivation to continue putting one foot in front of the other when running starts feeling monotonous.


If you are currently going through a rut, one way to work through it is to try something new and unfamiliar. If you can't think of something new, you might consider a different kind of race, one that focuses less on running and more on the experience, such as the Spartan Race series. Spartan Races are challenging trail races of varying distances that include obstacles of all kind, like water, mud, and fire. Expect to get down and dirty, maybe even a little bruised, and expect to challenge yourself differently than you have before.

Go ahead, ask me what I'm smoking. I admit that my idea of a good time doesn't often include mud and fire, but it would definitely be a good way to alleviate the boredom of your everyday run around the neighborhood. If you're interested, you can check out their website for a complete list of events, frequently asked questions, and much more. If you're worried that the Spartan Races would be too challenging for you, fear not - there are different distances and levels so that everyone can participate.

Have you ever completed a Spartan Race or obstacle race before? Share your experiences in the comments and let us know what it's like and what to expect!

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1 comment

  1. This is unfathomably hard for me. It appears to be unnatural. My entire running profession, I've pursued time-touchy time objectives. Run xxx in the 5k preceding this date to fit the bill for this meet. Meet xx objective before the end of the season or hold up until one year from now. Hit the BQ amid this qualifying window to enroll before it offers out.

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