Today was my first day back in Charlotte after almost a week and a half off and I was certainly thrown right back into things! I couldn't wait until work was over to write my post about the Spartan Race!
Let's start from the beginning, Saturday morning we said goodbye to all of our PFEW friends and students. If you don't know what PFEW is, check out this post from the beginning of the week that explains. After we left, we headed to Mifflintown, Pennsylvania to see my friend Lindsey get married at an amazing farm out in the middle of nowhere. It was such a beautiful wedding and so unique to the couple. I couldn't stop thinking about how I can't wait for mine to come around the corner! Her dress was stunning, seriously, look at this.
and look at how adorable these kids are! The suspenders are so cute!
We left the wedding early to head towards the Poconos because we were leaving bright and early on Sunday morning to go and run the Spartan Race. This would be our 2nd Spartan Race, as we ran our 1st one last year at the White Water Center in Charlotte. It's a 5 mile race that is littered with obstacles and a lot of mud. We had so much fun last year that we thought we would try it in another state!
When we got to the race, we realized exactly what we had signed ourselves up for - a course that would be nothing but climbing the face of a mountain. Here is a photo of the course if that helps give perspective, that my dear, dear friends is a 2 mile track straight up a ski slope.
|Can't we just go get a coffee instead?|
All in all, it was a grueling race but when we got to the final obstacle and could see the finish line, we grabbed each others hand and jumped over the fire pit, (oh yes, you heard correctly, you jump over fire) and ran through the finish line to get our medals, banana and a much deserves glass of water.
|The Muddy After Photo|
|I can't wait to go shopping for a new pair!|
|A Coors Light never tasted so good.|
We went back to the hotel, cleaned up our bumps and bruises, got a well deserved hamburger and passed out to get up early in the morning and come back to Charlotte. We were both really excited to see our puppy again - we missed his little waggy tail while we were gone. He was excited when we picked him up and once we finally got him in the car, he immediately flopped because the happiness was just too much to handle!
|Look at that smile!|