Here are the pictures they got of me at the Rugged Maniac this past weekend!! I am obviously not in good shape. It took me a little under two hours to complete 23 of the 25 obstacles in the process of going 3.1 miles. I have been sore from Saturday to today (Tuesday), and today is the first day I’m not waddling. I have bruises every where. I found out I’m really scared of heights.
But it was easily the most fun and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done! I wanted to hate how hard I had to work during the entire thing, but I really just hated how much of it I couldn’t do on my own. Every time I climbed something, a stranger had to help my friend get me over the top because I got scared. My friend helped me keep my balance on multiple things, even going as far as to walk backwards across the balance beam! I needed a few pushes to get up muddy hills. A stranger helped me put 50 pounds on my shoulders so I could carry it for the 20-or-so-feet.
But you know what… I still did it. My feet carried me the entire way. I crawled through mud and water. I climbed to the top of every obstacle. I jumped what I needed to jump. I got stuck in the mud. I climbed the skiing hills. I did this. No one walked it for me. No one did anything other than offer a helping hand. I did all of it. Getting help or not, that is something I am proud of.
And next year, I’ll be the one helping other races who may be in the position I was in this year.
But for now…enjoy these pictures of the funny faces I made. :)
this makes me so happy. you are amazing.
Awww, thank you, lovely!
So proud of my girl!!
Elise called me her girl and said she’s proud of me… Excuse me while I fangirl over this.
Love this! This is how I felt at my race last year! Having a baby slightly detoured those goals, but just wait until next summer!