Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mud Run (I think I'm crazy)

Last November, a bunch of people from my gym did a Tough Mudder. It was a 12 mile obstacle course, through water, mud, the forest and FIRE! I was no where near the shape you had to be to do such a race. But it was one of the coolest things I've ever watched! Since that day, I've known I wanted to do a mud run. An obstacle course like that! I just had to get myself strong enough to complete such a task.

Well I feel like I'm almost there! I feel confident enough that I can complete a crazy run like that. So a few friends from my gym and I signed up for a mud run on October 22!!! EEEK!!! I am so nervous already!

It's called MudmanX (they are on Facebook if you want to check it out) and it's a 5 mile obstacle course here in NJ. 5 miles is a lot. I've NEVER ran for 5 miles before. Throw in crazy obstacles and getting soaked with water and mud.... I think I need to be committed. lol.

I have a little less than 2 months to really train for this. I really do think by October, I will be able to do this! I may not be the fastest, but all I care about is finishing! I want to be one of those people who can do crazy athletic things like this. I want to maybe inspire someone to go after this, like I was when I first watched people do it.

So even though I am scared Sh*tless right now, I'm going to use that fear to push me and make me stronger!!!

I can't wait to tell you all about it in October!

3 comments:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Wow that is crazy. That is also something I would have done when I was young....so go for it.
We can't wait to see your photo's.
i will live vicariously through you. :-)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I've seen those around the blog world. Crazy!! I love the big piles of muddy shoes at the end too :)

erin - heart in ireland said...

Awesome!! That is great you are challenging yourself with 5 miles plus obstacles!

I don't think I would like the mud -- haha, but I've had friends who done it and said they were so much fun!