I did it! I had so much fun Saturday morning. It was cold (about 40 degrees) and raining but I went out and tackled my first mud run. I skipped a couple of obstacles, I fell down a lot; but I laughed through it all. I am remembering to continue to laugh as my bruises heal and my body recovers.
My teacher inspired me to run this race. He completes a lot of these races and always comes back to class describing how much fun he had. So I started our running a minute at a time in September and slowly worked my way up to running for 30 minutes straight. Since I was not an experienced runner, I focused on running.
It was such an amazing morning, and I am excited to sign up for another race with a number of friends and classmates. The running was my least favorite aspect, I really enjoyed the obstacles, even swimming through the cold water. But I really enjoyed the water slide and the rope swing.
Question to consider: When was the last time you got out of your head and your stories to just experienced life? Lately I just take a moment to take a deep breath and really be aware of my body. However during the 45 minutes or so of this race, I was not thinking. I was just breathing and taking the next step.