Depression and My 2019 Season

In the past few years, fitness and being active has become so integrated into my everyday life that I honestly have a hard time remembering a time before it. I know that there was a time before it, but I'm hard-pressed to remember it. My family has a history of mental illness, from Bipolar Disorder … Continue reading Depression and My 2019 Season

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What To Expect When You’re Post-WTMing

Prior to World's Toughest Mudder I read A LOT of articles about what to expect and gear and pretty much everything under the sun.  I read about gear, about ways to combat the mental aspect, about more gear, about taper, about gear, about eating, about gear, about nutrition, and about more gear. What I didn't … Continue reading What To Expect When You’re Post-WTMing

I Wanna Really, Really, Really Wanna ‘nother Wetsuit

A few weeks prior to World's Toughest Mudder I was at the Atlanta event, which was at the same venue. It was SUPER COLD on Sunday of that event weekend, so cold that I went home and debated with myself for all of two seconds to buy another round of gear. Worst case scenario: I … Continue reading I Wanna Really, Really, Really Wanna ‘nother Wetsuit

We’re Not Nameless, We’re Not Faceless, We Were Born for Muddiness

I wish that this blog was about how I reached my goals and everything went perfect and I couldn't have been happier with how my first World's Toughest Mudder went. But that's not this story; that's not what happened. Friday went as well as could be expected. It was raining and the ground was a … Continue reading We’re Not Nameless, We’re Not Faceless, We Were Born for Muddiness

And I Know What You Came Here To Do, Now Bust It Open Let Me See You Get Muddy

The weekend before this past one I completed 22+ miles at Central Florida. The course was over the normal ten miles and even though TMHQ said it was two laps, it wasn't really. The course just had a lot of cross over points and it was probably easier to just call it two laps. Saturday … Continue reading And I Know What You Came Here To Do, Now Bust It Open Let Me See You Get Muddy

Singin’ Don’t Worry About a Thing, ‘Cause Every Little Thing Gonna Be Muddy

Me: Okay, so is being a low level of panicked the norm? Because I am right now. Chavez: Yep. Me: Oh, I'm glad it's normal I know that a lot of people don't like to admit when they are scared or worried or panicking about something. I know that I used to be one of … Continue reading Singin’ Don’t Worry About a Thing, ‘Cause Every Little Thing Gonna Be Muddy