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

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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

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

The Problem With Goals Is They’re So Dang Pretty

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 Wish that I Could Be Like the Muddy Kids, ‘Cause All the Muddy Kids, They Seem to Fit In

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

It’s a Quarter After One, I’m All Muddy and I Need You Now

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