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
When faced with a choice, choose the one that will make the better story. I'm not sure who said it first, but I've adopted it as my own and am going to have shirts made. We are faced with hundreds of choices each day. Some large and some small. But each choice can make a … Continue reading The Better Story
When I made the decision to take on the World's Toughest Mudder I was forced to acknowledge something I struggle with: Setting goals But my goal-setting issues are more about the short term, measurable goals. I tend to see the forest but not the trees. Thankfully, I've met a TON of people, including Carola. She … Continue reading Setting Goals & Making Plans
With Christmas only a few days away and my birthday (The Big 3-0) less than a month after that, I did something that I made me a bit uncomfortable but was necessary: I reached out to family and friends and told them about my plans to take part in World's Toughest Mudder and asked for … Continue reading With a Little Help From My Friends
The well known, but unofficial, motto of Tough Mudder is: When was the last time you did something for the first time? My journey to World's Toughest Mudder started month before I actually made a decision. It started April 29th while I was on the course completing my second Tough Mudder with some strangers. "Walkers … Continue reading When Was the Last Time…?