“I’m on the top of the world, looking down on creation”

 -The Carpenters

(You know you just sang that in your head)


Last night I dreamed that got into the Ultra Beast.  This morning I got an email from the Spartan Race people :


We like tough women and you seem to be in the ranks.  We applaud you for taking care of yourself, getting out of an abusive relationship and moving forward with your life.  We’d like you to meet our Ultra Beast.
Congratulations, your Spartan Ultra Beast application has been reviewed and you are being invited to register for the World’s First Marathon Distance Obstacle race to take place on September 22, 2012.  You are a part of obstacle racing history.  There is NO other event of this type anywhere in the world.  The field will be limited to a small, extreme group of athletes and you are part of a select few invited to take part. 
– Spartan Race HQ

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! I immediately called G-Dawg because he is clearly the only other person crazy enough to get as excited about the torture ahead of us as I am (and because Adam was sleeping and I didn’t want to wake him).  As you might expect, we were like two little kids jumping up and down at Christmas. WE HAVE SO MUCH TRAINING TO DO!!!!  I know I should be terrified, and I will probably hate myself the whole way through it, but I know I can do it.  I am ready to make some history. 🙂

As far as my continued rest, I coped this morning by cleaning the entire house (including washing the windows) and vacuuming my car.  The fact that it is completely GORGEOUS out is not helping my urge to run, but spending some time gardening made me feel like I was still getting to enjoy the weather.


  1. Congratulations! That’s so exciting! I can hear you squealing in delight through the words you wrote! 🙂

  2. Not that I had a doubt in my mind, but CONGRATULATIONS!! What an amazing feeling, to be acknowledged for your work AND to be invited into this history making run. YOU ARE A BEAST! Now get out there and train like you MEAN IT THIS TIME. 😉

  3. Congrats Jenny! Even though I’ve not been blogging myself for awhile I still read yours all the time 🙂

    Are you going to be doing the Tough Mudder again this year to prep? I’m signing up for July and I am terrified!!

    Good luck training!


  4. Congrats! That’s fantastic!

    Hiya fellow running addict! New commenter here — I saw that you had liked my very first post over at my new blog and I just thought I’d give you a little thanks and a friendly hello. 🙂

    I feel like a complete noob compared to you though, you look like you have some awesome achievements under your belt!

    1. LOL Everyone starts somewhere. When I started this blog last year, the farthest I had run was 10K- and that was a recent development!!!! Stick with it and you’ll be making huge strides in no time!!!

      Lots of luck!

  5. Wow, what a nice note they sent you along with your acceptance. Very cool! Congratulations!

    A marathon-distance obstacle course sounds terrifying and awesome. I can’t wait to read about your training. Speaking of which, how do you train for something like this?

    1. Hi Caitlin!

      Lots of running and cross training… and cross training while running lol I think I will also being spending lots of quality time with the stair climber…

  6. Thanks for liking my post…it led me to your blog. It’s always good to know that I’m not the only one scared for my life based upon a freewill decision! Look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

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