Author: Joe De Sena
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Spartan Up! Aroo!
Several people have heard about Spartan races, but what does it really mean to have a Spartan mentality? How do people continually train for these brutal obstacle course races year after year and continue coming back for more? Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan Race, breaks down the ten common principles found in the attitudes of true Spartan racers. Each principle reflects a method to not only conquer obstacles in a race, but how to also conquer obstacles in your life. These include prioritizing your life, making commitments, drive, and passion are just a few that are included.
Even though this book does have lots of stories about amazing Spartan racers, it is also geared more toward a book to help you succeed. These are the same principles that are found in many of today’s bestselling business books, just presented in a different format. I was really hoping for more about the races themselves, but De Sena really parallels how these principles can fit into your life. One of the best aspects of the book is about getting healthy and fit. De Sena’s missing is to get people off the couch and into the world. Find an experience and go out and do it, don’t leave yourself wanting.
There is some harsh language throughout the book, but it is fitting with the subject matter at hand. I recommend this book to people who are interested in obstacle course racing as well as need a boost in their life.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.