Just before Christmas I made friends with a girl who happened to go to the same gym as me and we began a workout routine which kicked me into going back to the gym properly, i.e. not just one class a week but actually having a routine.
We made a decision that our ultimate aim was to compete in Tough Mudder, which we’re hoping to make happen sometime in 2016! After keeping to 3-6 classes/ workouts a week and frequent runs I am by no means ‘fit’ but I feel so much healthier in myself.
Back at the end of March we decided to do our first obstacle course run which left us crawling in mud, scaling rope climbs and attempting (but failing) to complete monkey bars and rings. We chose to do One True Grit as it was close, but now I have the bug.
I’ve already signed up to do Gauntlet Games in August, but this one just looks much more fun, think gladiators and inflatable obstacles. And i’m planning to do Nuclear later in the year which is another muddy one.
In a decision to push my limits I have signed up to do the Shine Night Walk in September which involves walking a marathon through the night in order to raise money for Cancer Research. The walk is 26.2 miles or 42 kilometres and is set to last somewhere between 6 and 12 hours.
Regardless of how fit or unfit you are obstacle course runs are a lot of fun and a great way to push yourself.
There are plenty of smaller races – and some without mud if that’s more your thing – so let 2015 be your time to do something different!