Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Rugged Maniac and Fitathalon!
As I previously mentioned, I am involved in 2 different events coming up in the next few weeks. Don’t let the time line fool you – I have been focused on The Rugged Maniac for months. The Fitathalon just recently came to light. Because I discovered I had the opportunity to volunteer for the race and run it (for free – yea volunteering!), I grabbed it.
The Rugged Maniac is the same race I ran last year. Anyone who has been following me that long (bless your soul!), you may remember I felt very let down after it. When I decided to sign up again, it was ages ago. I decided to form my own team for it, and to run it Saturday. The team consisted of me and 3 other people. So excited! Until….
Unfortunately, for a myriad of reasons, the other 3 members of my little team are unable to race. So it’s just me. On my own.
This is…. Nerve wracking, of course.
BUT, it’s also a chance to challenge myself and run my OWN race. Not “with” or “for” anyone but me.
My strategy: I’m not in this for time. I’m in it to conquer every obstacle on the course. I don’t care if it takes me 3 hours. I am going to take each one down.
One. By. One.
One at a time.
I don’t care if people are zipping by me. That is not what this race is going to be about for me. It’s going to be about analyzing what I need to do to get through each one on my own.
And sometimes it’s going to be about just running at it full force and praying. LOL
I signed up for Challenger.
“A Fitathlon is a fitness challenge that tests your strength, endurance, athleticism and mental toughness. Fitahlon’schallenges have 15-20 obstacles that take place over a 5k or 10k distance. The obstacles include but are not limited to speed and agility, strength, endurance, balance and core strength”