Friday, April 4, 2014

Meet Joe De Sena (& Spartan Up)


I'm so excited to introduce you to badass runner and rocker, Joe De Sena, creator of the Spartan Race Series.  A Spartan race is an adventure like no other, a trek into the unknown, with challenges that tend to push participants to a whole new level, both mentally and physically.  Voted the #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine, it is a race for men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes.  The races are super intense and incredibly demanding and yet they have been successfully tackled by thousands of finishers including several who are dealing with personal challenges above and beyond a Spartan obstacle.  Cancer survivors, whole families dealing with obesity, young kids with terminal illnesses and so many more have joined the Spartan movement.  Joe wants to give all of the Spartan competitors a life changing event that they will never forget.  And based on what I've seen and read, so far, he's been insanely successful.  After learning about Joe and this amazing race series, I can not wait to Spartan up myself.  Want to join me?  I thought so.

Joe and his crew are giving away one free race entry* for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental US.  It's quick and easy to enter below. (CONTEST OVER).  Not into contests? Totally cool.  You can also  click here to get 15% off a race entry when you decide to sign up.  Many thanks to Joe for the great prize and for taking the time to chat with RWM. Now read on to learn more about Joe and why he is a runner who rocks.  AROO!
* Note: Spartan race entry fees vary from $95-$125


"If you want to change your life you have to change your frame of reference."

Name: Joseph De Sena
Where you're from: Queens, NY
Where you reside now: Pittsfield, Vermont
Age: 45
Occupation: CEO Spartan Race

What do you love most about running? The freedom.
What do you love most about music? The inspiration.

Over the wall, mid-race.
Band (current, all time or both: U2

Album (current, all time or both): Time Space: The Best of Stevie Nicks

Race venue: Killington, Vermont

Music venue: Jones Beach, NY

Race distance 50 miles

Show you've seen live? Dave Matthews

Ice cream flavor: Häagan DazsVanilla


Sweet or salty? Plain

Live or recorded? Recorded

Coffee or tea? Water

Summer or winter? Winter


Which band or artist would you go see tonight if you could? Frank Sinatra

Which band or artist (no longer alive or playing together) would you go see tonight if you could? Frank Sinatra

Which band or artist would you like to have dinner with tonight if you could? Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys (I owe her dinner)

Which band or artist would you like to be playing alongside you during your next race? U2

Top 5 Songs for running, dancing or both?
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys  
The Funeral - Band of Horses  
Stand Back - Stevie Nicks  
All I Want Is You - U2  
Bullet the Blue Sky - U2  

Last 5 Songs you listened to today?

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