Here are the pictures they got of me at the Rugged Maniac this past weekend!! I am obviously not in good shape. It took me a little under two hours to complete 23 of the 25 obstacles in the process of going 3.1 miles. I have been sore from Saturday to today (Tuesday), and today is the first day I’m not waddling. I have bruises every where. I found out I’m really scared of heights.
But it was easily the most fun and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done! I wanted to hate how hard I had to work during the entire thing, but I really just hated how much of it I couldn’t do on my own. Every time I climbed something, a stranger had to help my friend get me over the top because I got scared. My friend helped me keep my balance on multiple things, even going as far as to walk backwards across the balance beam! I needed a few pushes to get up muddy hills. A stranger helped me put 50 pounds on my shoulders so I could carry it for the 20-or-so-feet.
But you know what… I still did it. My feet carried me the entire way. I crawled through mud and water. I climbed to the top of every obstacle. I jumped what I needed to jump. I got stuck in the mud. I climbed the skiing hills. I did this. No one walked it for me. No one did anything other than offer a helping hand. I did all of it. Getting help or not, that is something I am proud of.
And next year, I’ll be the one helping other races who may be in the position I was in this year.
But for now…enjoy these pictures of the funny faces I made. :)
this makes me so happy. you are amazing.
Awww, thank you, lovely!
So proud of my girl!!
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Possibly one of my best burns! Did the arch trainer on high resistance and incline. I didn’t go super fast but I sure felt the burn! I did that for 25 minutes alternating speeds and incline.
Then I moved onto back. Lat pull down, cable row, back extensions, wide grip assisted pull ups and bent over rows.
Then I did tricep cable pull downs. Not sure what they are actually called and then skull crushers.
Then I did dumbbell bicep curls and barbell curls.
I may not be able to throw a ball or swing a bat tomorrow for softball.
I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
this is my third time rebloging this today. this is so important.
I have goosebumps
Holy crap, this made me tear up.
Back from Florida! It was a super successful trip. We picked up our marriage license, figured out a place for dinner for the reception and decided on our cake!
It was a weekend full of eating out which was rough. I did eat healthy salads for some of the meals and when I did get fries once, I gave half away. We did a ton of walking around and also swimming so while it wasn’t hard core ‘workouts’ I got exercise in.
We also went to Fanboy Expo in Tampa which was a lot of fun! I met Scott Wilson (Hershal from The Walking Dead) and got a hug from him. I also met Jewel Staite and Sean Maher from Firefly! I got a picture with Jewel and a signed wine bottle from Sean. He’s going to be filming in Michigan soon so we chatted with him about stuff in the area.
On our way out, we saw Michael Ornstein (Chucky from Son’s of Anarchy) outside taking a cigarette break and I sorta gasped because I wasn’t expecting to see him outside and we ended up talking with him for a bit and I got a photo with him too!
Overall a great weekend. Now it’s back to the grind. I’m hoping to make it to the gym today. Tomorrow I have to cut hair after work so I will probably only have time for a 30 Day Shred workout in between the two people coming over.
Friday I work a half day and then head to Cedar Point. Color Run first thing Saturday morning and then all day at Cedar Point walking around. This is my only race of the year. I’m still having a lot of foot pain but I think I’ll manage!