Do you even blog anymore? Well, yes and no. I guess I have taken a break and started LIVING more! But, I’m back today and have all sorts of fun stuff to update and share. So hang on for a random, spastic post!
I shared this event when it was here in Tampa for the Spartan Sprint Special Ops event at Raymund James Stadium. I worked the event instead of participating because I have my sights set on doing one of their races in another state. I showed up race morning at 6 AM for my shift and was quickly assigned to bag check.
I guess volunteers usually don’t like doing the bag check – but I didn’t mind it. I kind of liked having the responsibility of keeping things organized, taking care of peoples belongings and ensuring they were safe and got back to them as they left them. It was fun as they started to come back for their bags after their heat, and I got to rush to get their items and chat with them about how the race went. Everyone was so amazing from the Spartan Race staff, to the volunteers to all the competitors. I really enjoyed my time volunteering and will really have to do it more for other races too. These events do not happen without the support of volunteers!
Loved this guy and his team. They were some of the nicest people I met. Something else I learned about them and LOVED – most of them run the race twice. Once for time, and a second time to run with others and help them on the obstacles and challenges! THAT is awesome! You can check out their team and what they are all about here. And the name cracks me up – not grass-fed, but CORN fed!
Because I was stuck in bacg check for so long, I never got to actually go around and check out all the sites, but I did get a few pictures to share. If you really want to hear about a race experience, go check out my friend Jenny’s recap here. As I was leaving for the day, I just happen to catch Jenny coming over one of the obstacles! Perfect timing.
The Reebok Spartan Race series is no joke and they seriously put on an amazing event. If you have not done a Spartan race, you need to. There are still tons of dates all across the US that you can get in on. Go check out their site and pick a date near you!
Also, the Spartan Race Founder, Joe De Sena has recently written a book called Spartan Up and its all about learning how to conquer your will and eliminate limitations. You can pre-order now and when you do, you will get 15% of your registration for a 2014 race. Go here to pre-order your copy now!
Be sure to check back and hear my thoughts on the book!
Recently enjoyed Recipes
For valentines day this year, I decided to make my roommates a special meal and I took it from the Constantly Varied Kitchen with Nick Massie. Printable recipe here. Famously called Henry Ford’s world-famous assembly-line jalapeño poppers.
My Massie Mayo!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers: Instructional video here and the Massie Mayo (that you will need for this recipe) can be watched here. These were a huge hit. Here are some pictures of my process and the final product!
And then the main course was scallops with zucchini noodles and of course, topped it with sriracha and Massie Mayo!
Now, I’ll give you a photo dump of some of the amazing things I’ve been eating lately! I am really trying to eat clean, but admit that I have had way too many cheat meals and really need to reign things back in!
Yes, that one up there is mint gelato with BACON! Don’t knock it until you try it! Also the pancakes are paleo pancakes and the bread for the bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches is almond rice (gluten free) bread!
And, just because, I’ll leave you with this:
New ink! I have always wanted another tattoo, one with meaning and now was the perfect time to get it. I took one little idea, gave it to the very talented Angelo Nales at RedLetter1 and he turned it into that beautiful tattoo! I could not be happier with what he created. I almost cried when he handed me the stencil to approve.
I think that catches you up a tad. Check back for my results on the 14.1 Crossfit Open WOD!!! Until then: