I have a goal for World's Toughest Mudder. It's a goal that I initially kept quite about and didn't share except with a select few people. But it was eventually shared for me more publicly. And now it has me afraid. I believe that when you have a goal and you don't share it, it's … Continue reading The Problem With Goals Is They’re So Dang Pretty
Anyone who knows me would tell you that I'm an extrovert, through and through. I can make friends anywhere I go. I get that from my mom. Because of that, I'm more than happy to walk up to an event solo. I know that it's just a matter of time until I find someone to … Continue reading In That Mud, Really Thick, Like I Like It, Tell Me Is There Any More Room For Me, In That Mud
I have crossed the Tough Mudder full Finish line 6 times. I completed 15 miles at a Toughest Mudder. My bench press PR is 225. My 10K PR 1:33:23. I train 5 days a week. More often than not, I do not consider myself an athlete. Most often, I consider myself a fraud. A farce. … Continue reading I Wish that I Could Be Like the Muddy Kids, ‘Cause All the Muddy Kids, They Seem to Fit In
Ten weeks. That's two handfuls of weeks y'all. Earlier this week I was reading a post where the author was talking about how emotional he got when he asked his family/friends to be a part of his pit crew for WTM. It should be said that I have some of the best friends in the … Continue reading It’s a Quarter After One, I’m All Muddy and I Need You Now
Oh hey, WTM is just 11 weeks away! Or 77 days. Which sounds like more, so we'll stick with a day count! Getting this close to the event, training is at an all time high. I'm in the gym 6-7 days a week, picking up heavy stuff and putting it back down. I have been … Continue reading Runaway and Train and Never Go Back
If there's one thing that is obvious it's this: WTM is an intimidating event. Which I have acknowledged over and over again. And I really want to stop, but it gets no less intimidating the closer it gets. It's kind of like a mountain. Far out from it, it looks manageable. But the closer you … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Gear Baby!
When I tell people that I do Tough Mudders for fun, there's normally one of two reactions. Reaction #1: 'That's CRAZY! Why would you do that?!' Reaction #2: 'That's AWESOME! How can I do that?!' I can remember being at the heaviest weight and wanting to do a Tough Mudder more than anything else. And … Continue reading 99 Days But I Can’t Spare One