"I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been in my life. Four years ago on June 20, 2015, I decided to get on my motorcycle after drinking. I woke up in the hospital days later and at the time we didn't know, but my left upper body was paralyzed due to a brachial plexus injury.
Scariest part about my situation was that in 3 months I was going to be a single father to a beautiful little girl. It turns out that she was and is my brightest light. Because of her I didn't have time to sit and wallow about my paralysis. I started working out to ensure that I would be strong enough to hold her in my arm for as long as possible.
Fast forward 3 years and my daughter and I are truly living life and continue to make positive differences in our lives and in others. Because of her ability to adapt to a single arm father as well as having a positive attitude, we have become motivational speakers and professional athletes....the both of us.
Spartan Founder & CEO, Joe De Sena, wanted to make sure the next trail shoe with his brand on it would be the most industructable shoe in the world. So he put it through a grueling cycle of tests to make sure they were ready for the world to step into and be race ready!
The result, well, let's just say we put a 1 year money back warranty on it. AROO!
Available for pre-order! https://sprtn.im/rd-pro
5,69122917 May, 2019
One of our favorite times of the day, LUNCH! We're craving this bowl filled with curried chickpeas, cucumber salad, almond yogurt and brown rice. What's on your plate today? 📸: @jadoresmoothies #spartaneats #spartan
1,7712317 May, 2019
This goes out to all the real ones. Point em out! #spartan
5,59014017 May, 2019
@msnorcal battled through addiction & tragedy but through Spartan came out a warrior!
"My whole life I battled with weight issues. I turned to drugs at 18 thinking it would help manage those issues. In 2004, I lost my grandmother to suicide, my best friend was murdered, and a women ran in front of my car when I was driving along the highway & committed suicide. I spun out of control but I finally started getting a grip on life, or so it appeared that way. Life came crashing down on me again. I received the news that my father was killed by a drunk driver. I numbed the pain with drugs & alcohol.
Finally, I got clean. In the process I gained 100 lbs. I tried everything I could to lose the weight, & eventually received weight loss surgery. It saved my life. I did my best not to drink, but eventually I gave in & again… I found myself losing myself. I got tired of losing myself to substances. I got help & decided I was going to dedicate myself to getting sober & getting healthy.
At my heaviest of 300 lbs, I couldn’t finish a 5k walking, let alone tackle a Spartan. I had to commit to this to prove to myself I could finish & I wasn’t the person I was before. So I started reading “Spartan Up”, training, & found other Spartans who believed in me. I signed up for the Monterey Super in June of 2018. When I finished, I understood the saying “You’ll know at the finish line.” A new spark of life & accomplishment hit. On April 14th, 2019, I ran the Seattle Sprint, in honor of my friend that was murdered. The feeling of accomplishment when I finish a race is like no other. Every race is different and tests me physically, mentally & spiritually. The people I meet along the race are so amazing & encouraging. I’ve made lifelong friendships because of Spartan. My life is so rich & full now. I feel incredibly blessed to have found Spartan. I can truly say it has helped change my life, one obstacle at a time. I have so much gratitude to those I have met & who have supported me & I hope that I can support & encourage others just as they have for me. Today, I am down 140 lbs, I’ll be 2 years sober in June, & I am a Spartan Woman." #Spartan#Spartantransformation