I have done quite a few Challenges throughout my journey. I have cut Body fat, done burpees (nope didn't learn to love them) But, the thing I seem to always go back to is running. I am not completely sure why because I really don't love it but there is just something about the peacefulness I find when I do it. I have found that I am not a good running buddy when I do run something as long as a 1/2 marathon. Because I don't really want to chat, I just want to put my headphones on and be in my own head. I find that I think a lot during my training. I am kinda itching to sign up for another 1/2 marathon soon. I want to beat my time of 2:28
When I sign up for 5Ks I am game for friends joining in and just having a good time. I am not worried about my time and I don't go far enough to hit that wall that I need to fight my way through. And they are meant to be a big party with names like Color Run or Mud Factor.
I lost the weight so now it's time to put my body to work. I had done a 5K mud run years ago so I figured lets do something like that only really put work into it and not just fool around. So I signed up for a Tough Mudder.....it's only 10 or 11 miles that the British Special Forces designed. Boy was I in for a surprise. The hills you see below are nothing compared to what we climbed up deeper into the run. Black Diamond Slopes are meant to be skied down not climbed up. The obstacles I was scared of ended up being easier than I thought. It was the ones that I didn't give much thought to. Like what it really felt like to jump in freezing ice filled water. As hard as this was to do and dig deep to keep going, I had the funnest time. I really want to do another one of these in the future and think that everyone should try it at least once. You don't really know what you can do until you try.
I made good use of my Go energy shots along the way. They gave me the perfect little boost while looking up at the next mountain I had to climb