by Maya Glick

I wanted to be prepared for my Spartan Race experience. I had a little bit of a head start with training for this race because I’ve been studying martial arts for the past year, so fortunately I am no stranger to burpees. Adding this training on top of my already hardcore workouts five days a week at the dojo has been blissfully intense. I am still learning the art of running and I’m loving the process of watching my endurance grow a little bit each week. I look forward to receiving the free Spartan Workout of the Day emails every morning, though admittedly I scale them way down to something I can handle as a beginner.

Training for this race is an extension of my cherished martial arts training, which has been a critical part of turning my life around in so many empowering ways. I’ve lost almost 40 pounds and feel like I look better than I ever have just in time for my 40th birthday last year; but more importantly the journey into physical fitness is parallel to my journey out of tragedy and depression and into spiritual well-being. As my body gets stronger and healthier through the hard work I dedicate myself to, my mind and soul are getting stronger and healthier as well. I’ve gone from pitiful to powerful, and I feel like I can’t be stopped by anything but myself.

I’m learning through training for this race that on the battleground and obstacle course we know as life, Nothing is Impossible and Impossible is Nothing.

Next up, Spartan Race Hawaii. Join me?

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17 Responses

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    So proud of you and all you have done. Keep up the great work !

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    So glad you decided to feature Maya – she is one dedicated Spartan. Her guts and drive and huge heart inspire everyone who knows her.

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    Maya’s determination is inspiring!

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    Go Maya Go!!! Can’t wait to hear about Hawaii!!

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    Inspiring, awesome, & HOT!

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    You’re gonna rock the Hawaii race, Maya!

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    Maya, you are a badass and an inspiration! Nothing is Impossible, and Impossible is Nothing = Truth!

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    Empowering. “I’ve gone from pitiful to powerful, and I feel like I can’t be stopped by anything but myself.”

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    This woman is an inspiration!!! She is a muse to those of us that start off thinking we can’t do it, and then we become Elite Warriors!!! Maya rocks!!!

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    Go Maya! You rock! I’m so impressed by your hard work and dedication. You are an inspiration to me to get off the couch, out from behind my desk, and play. You looked the black hole in the eye and saw the whole universe ahead of you.

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    Maya…you can DO ANYTHING you put your mind, heart and soul into! You are an inspiration to SO many. Win, lose, or somewhere in the middle…be proud of ALL you are doing. KICKASS Woman!

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    Maya has literally transformed herself this past year. She’s inspired me to clean up my food choices and start to move. She’s truly a living inspiration and an amazing person.

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    What a fantastic story, well done that lady!

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