What’s Your Spartan Story? Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena Wants to Know

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Tell Us Your Story!

When you run a Spartan race, do you look around and wonder about everyone else’s story? Why are they racing? What brought them here? Is this their first race our their 20th? What was their first Spartan race like? 

Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena wonders all of those things. On this episode of the Spartan Up! podcast, two amazing women — Lani Woods, the host of the Unrelenting Humans Podcast, and Laura Mignott, the CEO of DFlash — tell us about their journey. You can do more than you think you're capable of! Embrace your inner child and get out there!

MORE: How One Single Mom Who Never Exercised Became a Spartan for Life

9 Important Lessons From Lani and Laura

  1. Follow your passion.
  2. Give back.
  3. Help others in your community.
  4. Don’t be afraid to get dirty.
  5. Embrace your inner child.
  6. When you do something, go all in.
  7. Know what you want, and what you DON'T want.
  8. Choose how you react to challenges.
  9. You're stronger than you think you are.
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I just went for “research” and to try out a couple obstacles. Well, 4 hours later, I’d finished the SUPER @spartan race course! Which is 25 obstacles, 10k and it’s insane, terrifying and I can’t wait to do it again. I had no idea what I was getting into and had I not met the awesome Lopez family after the 1st obstacle, I would have left. But there’s something incredible about this community that encourages and inspires, pulls you out of mud, over rope walls, and energized you. As I start off my BIG birthday week, this experience reminds me the importance of trying new things, it’s ok not to make plans, you never know who your tribe can be and you are ALWAYS stronger than you know. #iamspartan #spartansanjose

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Listen to the podcast in its entirety below.