Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that I had 6 months to get Spartan fit. Today, I look at the calendar to find my race 3 months away. Technically, race day is < 3 months away! And me… well I’m no where near ready for a race that involves 8-10 miles of running and 25+ obstacles there to test my strength and agility.
It’s time to get serious!
Not only do I need to build more strength, I also need to get down and dirty, squat, crawl, jump, carry weight, pull weighted objects, and muscle my way into my version of race-ready. Whatever that means.
It is certain that the road ahead will be interesting. Most definitely, it will be an uphill battle complete with many struggles mental and physical.
As scary as this seems (to me), there is a part of me that is also a little excited about it. It’s been a long time since I have been driven like this. Seven and a half years to be exact. Yes, I am excited. I am still scared as well.
Fortunately, there will be little moments, or creatures, along the way that offer me reason to smile. Hopefully, these moments will be more frequent than the moments that make me want to cry from frustration.
My goal is not to complete a stellar race. I have only the goal of completing the race relatively unscathed. My goal is HUGE, but I think it can do it.
Over the next 3 months, I need to change the “think” in I think I can to “know”. I hope that you all will cheer me along, [virtually] from where ever you are. I need all the support I can get.
I know you can do it!????
…or you KNOW!
I don’t know why it did all those question marks…weird.
I know you can do it. You’re amazing!
Of course we cheer you on! All you need to do is prep to finish uninjured and “HAVE FUN!!!!” Who cares where you finish except you and just doing something new and outside your confort zone is something YOU should be proud of. Do what life allows you to do and be happy when you concur your negative self who keeps making you question, “what the heck are you doing lady!” Love you and my question is….”Is BoBo ready to run 8-10 miles???????” Ha! I am worried about him, well, not worried but curious…it is ok to walk (let him know Tia Linda will be cheering him on on that leg).
Love you both!!! (Will be fun to see, he killing all the strength, agility stuff and his Mama catching him on the run. Could be a close race. Either way, I love that you guys are doing this challenge together.)
Sure was inspiring to watch you hit all those burpees during our hike in the mountains yesterday. My observation is you’ll be ready for sure!