by Carrie Adams
Spartan Chicks sometimes use their own language. Here’s a few key terms you’ll see thrown around. (You’ll see rocks and sandbags thrown around too.)
Spartan Chicked: Chicked is an endurance racing term where a male racer is passed by a female racer on the course.
Spartan Chick: Has run a Spartan Race and earned her mud.
Sparkle: A new Spartan Chick who hasn’t raced yet. We love sparkles!
Rad: A frequently used word by me and some of our early Spartan Chicks (I use variations of rad also, “Rad bananas” is one of my favorites. It mean’s “very cool.” )
Radbadassador: A Spartan Chick committed to spreading the word about how rad and badass Spartan Chicks are. I actually use this as my job title. No joke, here’s part of my signature line:
Carrie Adams: Brand Manager, Spartan Chicked Radbadassador
Clock Blocking: In endurance sports and other competitive racing events, clock blocking is when a racer either deliberately or inadvertently disrupts another racer’s flow or stride causing their pace to slip and thus directly hurting another racer’s overall and/or average time for their respective event.
Two notes on this one…. I actual made up this term (well, I wasn’t the first one to probably every say it, but I trademarked it! Check out the website… it’s pretty funny. Once you know clock blocking you see it EVERYWHERE.)
Clock Blocking is born: http://carriea81.blogspot.com/2011/03/clock-blocking.html
Clock Blocking in Real Life:
Clock Blocking is Clock Blocked: http://carriea81.blogspot.com/2011/04/breaking-news-clock-blocked-by-urban.html
Shorty Shorts: I am a staunch opposer of male endurance athletes wearing shorty shorts. I have written and spoken out against it on several occasions. Outside of Prefontaine, they have no place on the race course. Here is where I launched my campaign: http://carriea81.blogspot.com/2011/04/anatomy-of-shorty-shorts-size-matters.html
Rock: 1. (verb) A synonym for “wear” as in Hey Sparkle, you are rockin’ those tall socks.
2. (noun) An Actual Rock. A lot of us train with them. Margo the Great* aka Margaret Schlachter has quite the relationship with hers…
Girl meets rock: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/2011/06/day-16-rock-and-hard-place.html
The romance builds: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/2011/08/day-56-ode-to-my-rock.html
Great workout partners: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/2011/07/day-38-rock-and-roll.html
Love blossoms: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/2011/06/day-25-homeless-crazy-person-with-rock.html
We do a lot of nicknames. I’m Shawty. You can find me on FB that way too… I talk about my training and my two favorite training partners T-Rex and Angelina (they are sand bags. Angelina is bigger and bitchier.)
We frequently mention/talk about Honey Badgers, zombies, ninjas and all other things that just scream badassery.
We love our Spartan Chicks, Chicks-in-Training, and Sparkles. All ages, shapes, sizes, abilities. We are all one community who value well-being, fitness, pushing limits, inspiring others and supporting each other. That’s just rad bananas.