MILES RUN: 2
PINTS OF GUINNESS CONSUMED: 5
COMPLAINTS: The Tigers are better than the Rangers… intense game.
Well, it’s five o’clock in the morning and I am freaking tired but alas I’m up and cannot sleep. It’s annoying that every so often now, I am get this insomnia I cannot kick.
But as I was staring at the ceiling all I could think of was Tough Mudder and how badly I want to do it. Now, this all started because tonight (okay, last night) at the bar that I went to alone (hey, I gotta meet people somehow) I started talking to two guys because one of them was wearing a Tough Mudder shirt. He survived the obstacle course just recently and was pretty much as geeked as I was to talk about it. It turns out there is another one near Austin that is taking place in March. So… after I am done training for my marathon, I will be taking part in Tough Mudder.
What am I worried about most? Not diving off a platform, not getting muddier than I did at Mudathlon, not the ten miles in possibly blazing hot sun, not the pit of fire (if there isn’t a burn ban). No, I am afraid of the 12 foot walls. Seriously people, that is more than twice my height. How the hell am I supposed to scale a 12 foot wall? I hope they have trampolines.
The dude who finished it that I was talking to said it was intense and then I found out he is military, so, of course, the first thing that pops in my head is: “Oh, if HE can do it, I can do it…” again, what the hell? Who the hell do I think I am? I can barely lift a twenty pound weight these days.
But you know who I am… I’m the one who, if someone else can do it, I can do it which made me sign up for this marathon in the first place and is the reason I plan on doing the Austin Tri in May. Is it competition that is healthy or is this a bit of insanity?
So, while I may have had two or three too many pints tonight (and apparently not in the correct type of glass, I learned), I met some pretty neat people and made up my mind to accept my insanity and sign up for Tough Mudder.
Cheers to insanity,