Next week I’ll fly to Tampa to run in my last race of the year. The longest and most challenging one yet.
A group of us started training in January and next week we’ll get to experience the joy of accomplishing what we set out to do……..the reward of almost 12 months of dedication and hard work.
Our goal: The Spartan Trifecta – to conquer a Sprint, Super, and Beast in one calendar year.
This race is the final piece of our Trifecta. The culmination of all our training and commitment. It will be grueling, but oh the joy will be sweet.
Because the longer and harder you work…….the more it means.
And this means a lot. Three years ago I couldn’t run a quarter mile without stopping. I’ve come a long way since the Couch to 5K app and running my first 5K in 2015.
I’m not sure what’s next in my journey but whatever it is I plan to work at it with as much courage and dedication and surround myself with those that will cheer me on, push me, and lift me up when needed.
I couldn’t do this alone. These women and my family have been a vital part of my conquering.
So here’s to setting goals and making them happen. Here’s to taking on new challenges and overcoming obstacles. And here’s to doing it with some of the most beautiful and strongest people I know.
No compromising here.
11 thoughts on “Making It Happen”
Wow girl, good luck! You’ve got this!
Thank you Courtney!
Thank you so much.
Hope you had a blast chasing the Trifecta. Are y’all going for it again this year?
Yes! I’m meeting with some of the ladies tonight for dinner to discuss race plans for 2018!! Even if we don’t I have family members that want to try the Spartan races. You race?
That’s awesome! Yup, I race too. I just got back from the Spartan Super and Sprint weekend in SoCal.
I just saw the pics on your site!! How wonderful that your fiance’ raced with you. Good luck in Arizona!
I’ve just started C25K three weeks ago and though I’ve got a long way to go, my plan is to run the Sprint in December of this year here in Florida. I am brand new to running and can only run as well as Week 3 of C25K. I’m already stoked for my first obstacle race that I’m not even trained or signed up for yet, but I guess that excitement is what’s going to push me to work on strengthening and burpees.
You can do it Danielle. That’s exactly how I started…..with the c25k app. You’ve got this!!