An Extreme Anniversary at the Iris Inn

Weekend guests here at the Iris Inn are celebrating a wedding anniversary, leaving their kids at home while they take a much-needed vacation together. Ann and Rolando fit all these criteria, but their getaway was anything but relaxing. They arrived at the inn and settled into their room, but then their weekend took a turn for the extreme, as they participated in Wintergreen Resort’s Virginia Super Spartan Race. So, what is the Spartan Race? It’s an extreme race that is certainly not for the faint of heart. In Wintergreen’s own words, “We said ‘adventure’ right? Well folks let’s get adventurous! There’s no dress code, per se, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.” (Furthermore is something called HH12HR, “12 Hour Hurricane Heat,” which “tests each athlete’s physical and mental toughness,” and those quality then get to participate in the Peak Death Race.) Congratulations to Ann and Rolando for participating in and completing this race! photo (2) If you’re interested in participating in extreme sports, then you may want to sign up for Wintergreen’s Tough Mudder mud-run, which they call “absolute toughest mud-run out there,” “meant as a true test of all-around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.” This mud-run was designed by British Special Forces and features barbed-wire crawls, electric shocks, ice-cold plunges, and the infamous FireWalker gauntlet of flames. Tough Mudder is scheduled for October 22 and 23, 2014, so book your room at the Iris Inn now, and start your training.