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We. Are. Sparta. #ChallengeAccepted

To say I was ecstatic to finish the Color Run a few years ago is an understatement. Running a full 5K was something I never thought I would do because (1) I hate running and (2) I hate working out. It wasn’t until I was coerced into doing a Spartan Race that I realized the Color Runs of the world are just child’s play.

I ran my first Spartan Sprint in 2013. I was the most out of shape I had ever been and was practically dying the whole time BUT I finished. I couldn’t believe it. I even jumped over the fire at the end (which looks a lot scarier than it is). After accomplishing that goal, I was ready to come back for more!

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My PIC, Shari, and me crossing the finish line!

The following year I signed up and this time I knew what to expect and was in slightly better shape. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I crushed it. My time was better, my attitude was better. Overall I felt great! However, the trend I was noticing is that once you finish, you just want more!

Once you accomplish something you never ever ever thought you could accomplish, it makes you wonder… what else could I do that I didn’t think I could do? Could I do a Spartan Super? Or even a Spartan Beast?! Maybe I could accomplish the coveted Trifecta?!?!?! Okay… so I’m not there quite yet but I am ready to take it up a notch.

Knowing that I completed this back in 2013, I truly believe anyone could do it. You’re probably thinking, “No way can I do that. It’s scary. There are monkey bars. You get dirty.” My response would be “Yes, it is terrifying at first and there are monkey bars and you will definitely get dirty BUT you will finish. And you will feel like a f^%&ing champion. Plus, you get a free beer at the end.”

So if you’re officially convinced to try it out, now’s your chance! There are upcoming races in the tristate area that you can participate in ASAP! For 10% any race, sign up here and use the discount code SPARTANBLOGGER. I’ll even give one lucky winner a free code to get you started! How? Just comment below telling me you want it and I will select one random winner to become a true Spartan! #LETSGO

*Promo code and coupon code was provided by Reebok Spartan Race.

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Knock Knock! Special Delivery From The @BoozeCarriage!

How many times have you been pre-gaming in your apartment and then run out of beer? Someone is forced to leave the fun-ness and head down the street to replenish for the rest of us. As someone who doesn’t party that much, drinking has to be as easy as possible. Any effort on my part and I’m going to change my mind and stay in to watch a movie. It must have been fate that I was contacted by a booze delivery service. What was that? Did you say booze delivery? YES I DID!

The Booze Carriage contacted me to spread some brand awareness and sent me $50 to try out their service and report back. For someone who loves cheap champagne like I do, that’s a lot of booze! Here’s my review:

If you live in a certain area of NYC, this is an amazing service! They deliver between 30-60 minutes! It seems like the perfect pre-gaming service. However, I live in Queens so the 60 minute delivery isn’t available for me. I was expecting a couple days delay but I was wrong. The package still came later that day! I was beyond impressed. Not to mention when it came, it was dressed up all pretty and packaged nicely. For someone like me who isn’t home much and doesn’t have time to shop much, having booze delivered is awesome.

What do you think of a beer delivery service? Have you tried Booze Carriage before! Share thoughts below!