So, since I found about the Spartan Races, I’ve always wanted to give it a try and run one. Finally, I’ve taken the steps towards doing so. This week I signed up for my very first Spartan race!!! I’m crazy excited about this and can’t wait for July!So the race I signed up for is in July… July 26th (Saturday) in Washington DC to be exact. Well not really in Washington DC… this one is in Maryland actually but is listed as a Washington DC race. It’s the first step in the Spartan Races, the Sprint. Its the shortest and pretty much the introduction to the Spartan series.
I’m the team captain of Team Makin’ Bacon Pancakes 😀 So far, Brendan, Mary and Damian are going to be racing with me. It’s going to be a challenge for all of us but so much fun at the same time.
If you’re going to be or are in the Washington DC metro area and interested in joining our team and wanna run the race with us, let me know!!! Post in my comments and I’ll send you information on how to join. If you’ve run a Spartan Race in the past, I’d love to also hear about your experiences (toss them in the comments below)!!!
Since we’re on the topic of Spartan Races, I figure I’d put my brief thoughts on 300: Rise of an Empire.
So here’s the trailer if you’re not entirely sure about what I’m talking about. I really enjoyed the first 300 movie, so I went into this movie thinking it would be equally as fun. I have to say, I still like the first one better. The storyline kept me way more engaged, it felt more exciting and there were way more neat oddities and what not. The latest installment was slightly different for me. I didn’t hate it, I enjoyed it for what it was. If there’s anything I can say that I couldn’t get enough of though was Artemisia (Eva Green)’s costumes throughout the movie. The mixture of black leather, gold hardware, smokey eyes, and even a vest out of human hair (I know, it sounds crazy but look below) were just amazing. I guess since the wardrobe of all of the actors within the movie wasn’t as involved, costume designers were able to put a lot of effort and creativity in molding her character visually, not to mention, Eva Green did a stellar job at being a mad villain, and despite being playing a crazy, destructive, angry female character in a war movie, she still looked beautiful as always.
Definitely one of those movies where you go in expecting a full on war-esque movie. Lots of battle scenes, naval fleets, costumed exaggerated outfits, testosterone-fueled everything but also with two strong female lead characters. It was fun. I don’t foresee myself re-watching it but it was still a good time if you enjoy it for what it is and don’t go into it expecting a complete cinematic masterpiece. Sorry for the not so detailed, super ripped-apart review of this movie. I might have to have one of my movie buff friends start doing reviews on here in the future, but for now, this is what you get HAHA.
I don’t see it as an award winning movie in any way but it might have an influence on my halloween costume choices for this year haha 🙂