In four words: trying to kill myself.
Okay - that may be a BIT of an exaggeration, but it sure felt like it. I have been debating signing up to participate in the Tough Mudder race/obstacle course. If you're not familiar, Tough Mudder is, according to their website, "...a hardcore 10 - 12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie."
A group of friends at the gym have entered as a team, and have begun training twice a week - on Fridays, they focus more on running, and on every other Sunday, they do less running, with resistance training thrown in. It just so happens I have not been able to train with them until this week. When one of the trainers at my gym announced a Tough Mudder Boot Camp class on Sunday, I said sure, why not...
Late Saturday night, I WOKE UP IN THE NIGHT completely anxious about Sunday's class, and had butterflies in my stomach all day long.
Look - I'm in pretty good shape - probably better now than I have been in a long time, and almost on par with where I was before I got pregnant, though a few pounds heavier. But my hesitation surrounding Tough Mudder and the Boot Camp class is in the running. A runner I am NOT.
Running is not enjoyable to me, and it requires a completely different kind of endurance than what I utilize when I'm in a kickboxing class. When I got to the Boot Camp class Sunday, the instructor had it broken up into small segments of H.I.I.T. type training, and in between each thing we did, we ran a lap around the track. BLARGH.
About 20 minutes into the class, I got to the "I think I'm going to vom if I have to run again" point. Not. Fun. With each lap, I was falling further and further behind the rest of the class, but I finished, dammit.
The Tough Mudder isn't until September, so IF I can get some more practice running in between now and then, I still may sign up for it, but if I don't, I'm not going to worry about it. We'll see how it goes - have any of you done Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash or anything similar? I'd love to hear about your experience! Share - this is a safe place.
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