Yeah. That's what I'm feeling.
Shortly after finishing the Oshkosh Half Marathon in April, my Fleet Feet training buddy Peggy and I got a crazy idea to sign up for Tough Mudder. And of course once we registered, THEN we decided to watch the promo video.
Yeah. Our reaction? Oh crap. Seriously. That's probably the reaction you'd have if you read this:
"Tough Mudder is not your average lame-ass mud run or spirit-crushing 'endurance' road race. It's Ironman meets Burning Man, and it is coming to a location near you. Our 10-12 mile obstacle courses are designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Forget finish times. Simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honor."Oh boy. And that's not even including the chunk that tells you that only 78 percent of people who START a Tough Mudder actually FINISH. Gulp.
Looking at event info for the Wisconsin event it gets a little more scary. For starters? This 10-mile test of mental and physical strength is held at a ski resort. So the first obstacle? Yeah, let's run UP the ski runs. still not sure how I'm going to master those greased monkey bars since I was a monkey bar failure in elementary school. I may just drop and swim. Will probably get across faster that way. And I'm sure there will be no lack of mud and water. Running through live wires? Yeah, not really worried about that considering I DID voluntarily get Tased once. And running through fire? That might be the most fun. Or crossing the finish line.
But there's a crazy part of me that is super stoked to do this, see just what I'm made of. I'm signed up and on July 23 I'll be lining up with other members of the Breezy Hillbilly Goatherders and other people crazy enough to attempt Tough Mudder.
Now. Looks like I should be spending some time at the gym doing some strength training. I think I'm going to need it.