If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you saw this…
Yep. I am participating in the South Florida Tough Mudder event.
Tough Mudder is an endurance event where participants attempt (and hopefully complete!) military style obstacles over the course of 10-12 miles.
Now, I should mention that no real thought went into signing up. Let me explain…
While we were on our way to the Pretty Muddy event back in December, Andy mentioned putting a team together for the Tough Mudder. I laughed and said, “No way am I doing that.” We talked about it some more, got to the event, and forgot all about it (or so I thought).
Fast forward to this past Wednesday. We got a text from Andy saying that he and Robin signed up for the Tough Mudder, and if we wanted to take advantage of the special pricing, we needed to register that very night. After looking at the date again, Vishnu was out (he has a bachelor party to go to). I, on the other hand, was thinking I would go as a spectator and cheer on R&A. I texted back saying just that.
The only thing keeping me from freaking out is that it’s still 3 months (ish) away. This means I still have time to train and get TOUGH!
So here’s what I’m thinking in terms of training…
I have Best Body Bootcamp for the next eight weeks, which is perfect because it will help tremendously in the muscle department. And this time around, I plan on increasing the weights I use a little at a time to build my strength up slowly. Tina’s workouts incorporate all kinds of training techniques and muscle groups, so I know I’ll be as well prepared as possible.
There’s also a little running involved (!), so I have to build up my mileage. Since the day of running will be broken up by the obstacles, I want to get to a point where I can run 7-8 miles and feel good. Feeling good is key since this isn’t for time!
Here’s what this week’s workouts look like:
MONDAY: Upper body + core; 20 minutes light cardio (elliptical)
TUESDAY: 3.5 mile run
WEDNESDAY: Lower body + core; 20 minutes light cardio (elliptical)
FRIDAY: Full body circuit; 2 mile run
SATURDAY: 4.5 mile run
My three main goals going into this thing are to feel confident, to avoid injury, and to have fun!
I plan on blogging about my journey on a weekly basis (ish). Since Wednesday, I’ve had a lot of thoughts about facing fears, being more adventurous, etc. I’ll be sharing more on all of that as well!
Let’s hope I’m this enthusiastic in three months. Ha!
Have you done the Tough Mudder? Any tips? What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? I would have to say sky diving. I did it with one of my best friends. No one expected it from us. And it was AWESOME!