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
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
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
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?
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?