Ok so I’m being a little dramatic when I say Tough Mudder tried to kill me….but I’m sure I saw my life flash before my eyes at least twice.
Back in July I shared a post full of Tough Mudder Training Tips. Guess who didn’t take their own advice and was so out of shape it wasn’t even funny! I seriously thought I was gonna throw up a few times but in the end I survived and now I want to share my experience as a 40+ out of shape REAL mom! I mean heck I always keep it real around these parts but I’m gonna be extra real today! LOL
This year’s Tough Mudder in Nashville was held on the grounds of the Nissan Stadium. When I arrived I was surrounded by so many amazing people ready to take on the obstacles. But as I walked around I kept thinking…where the heck is the mud??? Well the owners of the stadium were like “Ain’t no way in **** y’all are gonna tear up our grounds with mud and all kinds of foolishness.” So it was more of an asphalt/dirt/grass Tough Mudder. But in the end if worked out and I didn’t have to worry about where I was gonna rinse off so I didn’t leave my car looking like I’d been playing in a swamp all day.
Mid August in Nashville can feel like a moist sauna on a good day so I was happy that the weather had decided to cooperate and wasn’t quite as humid. There were a ton people in attendance and the races were done in waves. We started around 10am and we finish around 11:30am. Now had I done EVERY obstacle my arse would have easily been there until 3pm…no lie! One of the obstacles was like the monkey bars where you basically go hand over hand. I looked at it and was thought I might give it a try but knew in the end I’d basically look like this.
3 of my good friends also joined me for the fun! Hettie, Nina and Linda of Unboxed Mom. They all seriously kicked butt and if it hadn’t been for them I probably would have turned around and gone home after the first obstacle. LOL Now Hettie was no joke on that monkey bars thing. Check out how serious she was about getting ish done!
Another obstacle in the first half was the Hero Carry. Hettie and Linda did this one and I told Nina that if she carried me her back would break and if I tried to carry her her back would still break because I’d end up dropping her. HAHA
I can look back on this day and realize how life changing it was or I can complain about how it tried to kill me. I’ll go with the first and think about how amazing it was how people came together to push you through or literally pull you up over a wall. I don’t know if I’ll ever try this again but if I do I hope to do it with these 3 amazing women!
Elaine jenkins says
I enjoyed reading how much you need to stay on top of running and exercising, and maybe more yoga/Pilates oh yes meditation
Thanks Queen Petty HAHAHA!