Next: Two big walls. Thank you random guy for the boost. I would have never made it over on my own, and no way in heck was I going around. Spartans don't cheat (unless of course, the Spartan race volunteers give you the aforementioned 10 burpee discount. That was official.)
Another leap over the fire pit (which , I won't lie, by this point was just smoldering, but it didn't hurt my feelings), down the hill we started on, to the least-seemingly difficult but actually really hard obstacle on the course: A spear throw. No lie. There was a pile of spears, and three big targets: haystacks with spartan heads on the top. The goal was simple: Throw the spear, get it to stick in the hay bale, and you are good to go. Spear doesn't stick? 30 burpees.
Needless to say, I had 30 more burpees to do.
Up over another wooden wall with a rope to help you over, and a mud puddle on the other side. Round the corner and there it was: the finish line. 2:33:xx was our finishing time. Yes, 2.5 hours to run 8 miles. See? It's no "fun run". The female winner came in at about 1:36. Next time, we plan to put a little more pep in our step and RACE, but today, we just had FUN! As you can see in our faces in this picture...
Alas, we finished, we survived, no one got hurt (other than this gnarly infected blister I currently have, ugggh). Showered (outdoors, of course), changed, left our mark on the Wall of Valor
and made the long trek home, which included an almost DESPERATE search for a Taco Bell. A Spartan's gotta eat :)