After the Mudd…
I felt like I slept in the washing machine, but who knew Obstacle Course Races could be so much fun?!? I certainly didn’t.
12+ miles, mud, freezing water, 26 obstacles, more mud, electric shocks, electricity and mud combined. It all sounded like a *really* hard way to not even run a half marathon. But it was loads of fun. Running in a team was part of it, but also the camaraderie with other runners at each obstacle. Being helped and helping others through/under/over obstacles comes with a gift and receipt of kudos that you don’t get in road races.
I’ll certainly be looking to enter tough Mudder again next year. Maybe with a double Mudd challenge – two times around the course in a day. Marathon distance obstacle course, sounds doable, right? Or idiotic…
Onwards to other things, I’ve been getting my running mojo back lately. After a long year of running and ‘life’, the last couple of easy months were a welcome break and I now feel like I’m ready to start busting out the miles again. Which is a good thing considering I’m only 12 weeks out from Ragnar Relay Florida. I booked flights and the hotel last night so it’s totally, undeniably real now. Six people. 200 miles. What’s not to love? Gulp!
I also need to sort out next years racing schedule. I’m planning on doing an ultra -marathon in autumn so I need to spend some serious time planning my racing and training strategy so I can get to the ultra-marathon in good shape. Doing a marathon as a training run still doesn’t quite compute for me that is for sure!
Who else is planning next years running adventures already?
Happy running everyone!
Get Going, Get Running!