Tough Mudder and My Glass Case of Emotion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwXD0hCvtX4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwXD0hCvtX4 We have this thing in our house: we love Will Ferrell. This scene above from the movie Anchorman has become a reminder to laugh when things get overwhelming. As I sat lost in thought about my new swim-bike-run sticker getting ready for Tough Mudder this weekend, my husband looked over at me and asked, … Continue reading Tough Mudder and My Glass Case of Emotion

Trepidation and Encouragement

On Tough Mudder eve, I'm feeling nervous. Like every new race, I'm always nervous. Anxiously reviewing the list of preparations, questioning whether there was enough training, enough sleep, enough nutrition....the list goes on and on. I have never regretted trying new things. Ever. I may have been in pain, achey for days, occasionally disappointed, and … Continue reading Trepidation and Encouragement

A little advice for the one seeking the orange headband. . .

Love this ❤

Hangin' by a Thread

To my Aunt Lori who will be earning her very own orange headband this weekend.  .  .

Think of all the amazing athletic accomplishments of the last few years of your life– the dashes, the tri, the half’s, the marathon (and not to mention the fact that you are now a certified instructor) and you will realize before you even cross the starting line that you’ve got this little Mudder thing down no problem. F-E-A-R no longer exists in your vocabulary.

But in case you are still a little anxious after my brief pep-talk above, keep the following in mind when tackling the Mudder:

  • The ice water compares only to jumping into a frozen Minnesota lake in January. It hurts and it will LITERALLY take your breath away. Wait a few seconds for your breath to return, and then go for it. Don’t panic, just breathe.
  • Being shocked also hurts…

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Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault

Sometimes I question my sanity. I got up early (before the sun) hit the early spin class, was feeling great and got hubby off to work and was determined to play hard with the minions. It's been sunny the past couple of days, but the rain is coming. It ALWAYS comes. And then we will … Continue reading Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault

Dash Recap: A Day in the Life of a Warrior

Ahh, Warrior Dash day! I love the energy of race day! It's just fun getting out there with other folks to play! On the way down to the "battleground", I stopped at a Starbucks to get some coffee and one of those spinach feta egg white wraps. (I love them!) I then had to stop … Continue reading Dash Recap: A Day in the Life of a Warrior