Joe de Serna’s Spartan Up Book: Read up, Spartan Up, Keep Up!

Reading allows us to travel to a different world.  It allows us to immerse into another persons experience.   It allows us to learn; brings us to places.

reading and flying away! #shwings on my adidas climacool

reading and flying away!

Being quite busy, reading has taken a backseat for me.  I used to share (borrow) books from my best friend, Anne, a lot!  I seldom buy!  Maybe, because running has taken me to places, the only time I get to really read is during idle time.


When Dan of Spartan Group sent me an email to share the good news about Joe de Serna’s book which will launch in May, I got excited.  Well, honestly, at first, I asked Dan if this will be a guide to the world of obstacle racing.

Spartan Up! is more than an insider’s view of the world of obstacle racing.

Joe de Serna, 44 years old, is one of the founders of the Spartan Race.    While the rest of us remains in deep slumber, he is already out there doing an intense vertical workout.  Inspiring huh!  I wanna stay as active and fit at that age.

It’s a manual for the Spartan way of life, including:

  • Finding the will to succeed: The first half of a race you run with your legs; the second half you run with your mind. Turn your pain into an outboard motor to drive you forward.
  • Tossing your cookies: The Cookie Test can teach you how to overcome the need for immediate gratification and help you prosper in the long term.
  • Getting Spartan fit: Survival of the Fittest means training outside the gym for strength, endurance and flexibility for your entire body—and don’t forget those burpees!
  • Moving mountains: Whether metaphorical mountains or the ones on which Spartans race, what you think of as your limitations can actually be a mere starting point for transformation.

Everyone wants to be fitter, happier, healthier, and more successful in business and in life. —Spartan Up! gets you there.

I am excited to get my copy and learn more.  Hmm and perhaps, eventually be prepared for obstacle racing, NOT (yet)! More importantly, I am sure I can pick up some points on handling the obstacles of my daily life.

You can pre-order now and get 15% off on the next issue:

Thanks, Spartan for the advanced copy you are sending!



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