After Randy Moss spent a 14-year NFL career running away from defensive backs, you'd think he would want to chill out. Isn't that the dream of retiring from pro football? To sit on a beach somewhere sipping piña coladas until the Hall of Fame calls and fits you for your gold jacket?
Maybe for some, but that just ain't Moss's style.
Instead, the 39-year-old spends his days bouncing from one form of exercise to another. His regular itinerary includes CrossFit workouts, running his Randy Moss Football Receiver Academy and leading a bi-weekly free fitness boot camp in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's also fallen in love with the incredibly challenging obstacle course runs known as Spartan Races.
"I'm not in the best shape of my life, but I'm not far from it. All the stuff I'm doing, it's about being around people and enjoying ourselves," Moss says.
One of Moss's fitness goals for 2016 is to complete a Spartan Trifecta, meaning he'll perform all three types of races (Sprint, Super, Beast) within one calendar year. He's already knocked out the Sprint by participating in a race April 9 in Charlotte. Moss finished with a solid time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 8 seconds (which included some stops for interviews and photos), and he didn't fail a single obstacle.
The challenges will continue. Up next is a Super, which is between 8 and 10 miles and contains 24 to 29 obstacles. The final challenge will be the Beast, which is between 12 and 14 miles and contains 30 to 35 obstacles.
"You have to do all three to accomplish the Trifecta. I already did a Sprint in Charlotte, then I have a Super in Asheville in August and a Beast in Lake Tahoe in October. It's just staying fit. I'm liking the results that I'm seeing in my body, and I'm liking to meet new people and I'm liking the competition. All the stuff I'm doing, it's about being around people and enjoying ourselves. It's basically a big party without all the drugs and alcohol. We're having a great time," Moss says.
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