This weekend I participated in Rugged Maniacs, a 20+ obstacle course stretching over 3 miles. I've never done anything like this before, but I had been training for this since January and so far this has been my biggest goal of the year. My goal was to finish in an hour and to complete every single obstacle.
Two obstacles in, and I looked to Nelson and said that I thought this was above my fitness level. There were walls several feet high that you had to climb up and over, lots of barbed wire that you had to crawl under, slippery mud that you had to run through, and lots of high beams that you had to balance on.
But one by one, I knocked those obstacles out! Luckily I had an amazing partner (and an entire team!) who talked me through it all and encouraged me the entire time.
And even though it is now Wednesday and this is the first time I can actually get out of bed without feeling like I'm dying..... it was so much fun and I can't wait to continue training and to do it again next year!
And did I mention that I beat both my goals - I finished in an hour and completed every. single. obstacle.