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
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?
When a Tough Mudder looms 100 days in the future, I have to admit that I'm no longer intimidated in the same way I was leading up to my first one. This isn't because I think a Tough Mudder isn't hard; it is. This is because I know what to expect come the day of a … Continue reading Toughest Mudder: 100 Short Days