While I've been training for WTM I've still been maintaining an active race schedule. Toughest Midwest was about 7 weeks ago and I did my first non-TM event of the season, The Peachtree Road Race (a 10K) on Independence Day. I came back from both of them with injuries that took away my ability to … Continue reading Injury Report, a.k.a. How Not To Train
As I mentioned before, going into this event, I did a lot of research. One of the things that I noticed quickly is that there isn't a ton of information for people who are just running to prove they can and not to get all the miles. There isn't a lot of information out there … Continue reading Toughest Midwest: Final Gear
Apprehension and excitement were my main emotions leading up to Toughest Midwest. As I volunteered that Saturday and started chatting with other Mudders and spectators, excitement took front seat. Spending time with Cali, Jack, and Jamie, who shared a BNB with me and were also running the Toughest, helped temper the apprehension as well. Jack … Continue reading My Night at Toughest Midwest
As I sit on a very delayed plane, I just realized something important. I realized that I'm not nearly as terrified about the event as I was about two weeks ago. I'm still worried about it for sure, but I'm getting excited. Game day jitters are starting to settle in and I'm looking forward to … Continue reading Toughest Mudder Eve
At my first Tough Mudder ever in 2016 in Atlanta, I met a fella named Zach who told me that he was doing two events that year. I told him that he was crazy and I would never do that. In 2017 I did three events. At my first Tough Mudder of the season in … Continue reading So You’ve Signed Up For A Toughest Mudder… Now What?
About six weeks ago I was driving home from an event weekend that left me more than a little worried about not only the season to come but my continued commitment to Tough Mudder. I proceeded to write down my feelings and worries and how I intended to make the events I already committed to … Continue reading Central Texas: My Recap of Sorts
Time for some honesty because I've got nothing to lose: Toughest Midwest is less than a month away and I'm terrified. And I'm not ready. I'm not just saying that as a way to say that I need to buy some more gear. But yeah, I still haven't bought a wet suit... let alone trained … Continue reading Are You Falling or Flying?