Tuesday, July 10, 2012

North Florida SuperHero Scramble ... Curse You, Groupon!

Curse you Groupon with your half-price local eatery coupons, stuff I don't need coupons, and "Hey, that sounds cool" event coupons!

(Allright, true confession, ACTUALLY, I'm a fan of Groupon)

Still, fan or not, there's no way I would have shucked out the full price for the North Florida SuperHero Scramble race on July 28, 2012 without Groupon.
Heck, I might not even have heard of it.

A few months ago, the Scramble arrived via email in the form of a Groupon offer. I read the description ... hmmm, a 4 mile race with 20 gnarly obstacles scattered along the way. The running part kind of stinks, but the idea of 20 challenging obstacles was intriguing.

I went to the website, HERE, read the info and watched the videos.
Okayyyy ... there are people running the race in super hero costumes ... ummm ... wait, that is just by choice and not mandatory.
Ok.
The price is  ... yikes!
Ok, it's for a good charity ... and the Groupon gives a super discount.

I'm in.
And with a click, I bought the Groupon deal.

So, now I am committed, 'cause you know I'm not going to back out. I had thought, well, if I buy this thing and talk about it, maybe somebody in the family might do it too, but it looks like I will be the lone trailblazer this year.

I certainly won't be "racing" anybody, but after watching a few SuperHero Scramble race videos on Youtube, it sounds like a lot of physically challenging fun.

I plan to wear the GoPro headmount, so if I survive, you should get a POV video here sometime after the race ... when I am able to move my body again.

The race is July 28.
My purpose for mentioning it here is so you can be my coaches and remind me to keep training. The daily rains, lightning, and mosquito hordes make it easy to blow off the running, so feel free to shout encouraging coachesque stuff in the comments until then.


So, in the spirit of race preparation,  I'm off to do P90X Legs and Back (I hate that DVD), but before I go, here's a flashback from the Gulf Camp back in June.

63 comments:

Julie Zickefoose said...

Yellow trunks, last shot: Junior? Sure looks like his Daddy. Good work!
Slumping in disappointment...my plans to move to FL to be your full-time fan are dashed. I can't swim, hate mosquitoes...just going to have to hold down the fort up here in landlocked Ohio, I guess. Well, it's a pretty nice fort, and there's lots of good company.
Love this video!

lisa said...

Great video! I love your header.

Floridacracker said...

Zick,
Hey! Yes that was my boy emerging from the bubbles! I understand about the mosquito thing. Ohio looks pretty nice right now.

Lisa,
Thanks! That photo is one of my favorites.

Suzanne said...

It would probably be much easier if you had a superhero costume. At the least a stars and stripes speedo!! Just one more mile. Come on, PF, you can DO this!!!

Sayre said...

I would think that the mosquitoes would ENCOURAGE you to move quickly... Mosqitoes, the secret to training in Florida - who knew?

Miz S said...

Son, you'd BEST be planning to wear a super hero costume. A cape if nothing else.

Wait, I didn't mean a cape AND nothing else.

Bill said...

@Raymond: You're nuts. But in a good way.

@JZ: I've taught many a swimmer, and I bet Raymond has, too. No excuse.

Pablo said...

Ziplines? Superhero Scrambles? What adventure lies ahead? Actually setting foot outside of Florida?

Anonymous said...

Hey FC,

Wear your Superhero costume proudly. Hmmm, I might have to go see this myself. Will Mrs. FC be there with key lime cake?

Now....go, go, you can do it!

Patio

PS I love Groupon and Living Social. I have bought a years worth of massages!!

Floridacracker said...

Sitting in Theo's Restaurant on this Friday Morning (in St.Augustine) waiting on breakfast and cracking up at these comments. Food's here, more later.LOL!

Floridacracker said...

Patio,
I think no key lime cake,alas... no cape either!

Pablo,
OUTSIDE?

Bill,
True that.

MizS,
Its not THAT hot even in FL in July.

Sayre,
Good ol coach Skeeter!

Suzanne,
Only European tourists and Olympic swimmers wear speedos ... and the swimmers Have to do so.

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