I'm stepping way outside my comfort zone

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    today. I'm about to head out for my first run of any kind. I'm not a runner and never have been and, in addition, I've done no training of any kind. I do exercise a lot but that's not the same as running.

    Our boot camp instructor encouraged us to try this run. He said it was for people at all fitness levels. It's a "mud run". This is basically a four mile obstacle course. We will run through water, climb walls, crawl through mud and who knows what else. It's only 27 degrees right now!!!!l

    I think I'm nuts for deciding to try this but I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone and now I'm super nervous. Poor husband, I encouraged him to come too and it's his birthday. Wish me luck 'cause I know I'm going to need lots of it!
  2. SuZir

    SuZir Well-Known Member

    Sounds like fun! (Really, I mean it, and wasn't trying to be sarcastic.)

    You will probably feel awesome after you are done.
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Good Luck!! I hope that you and husband both enjoy the run!
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    My easy child's friends do this all the time and love it. The pictures are hysterical.
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    You know what? GOOD FOR YOU!!!

    We all should get out of our comfort zones once in a while.

    It sounds like fun to me. Ohhhh, don't get me wrong, I might not get through half of one and hurt like hades for days later..........but still sounds like fun.

    I hope you have a blast!

  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Good for you stepping outside your comfort zone! Enjoy the run!
  7. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Have fun! Good for you. Good luck!
  8. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Angry at your husband, are you? Lol! Poor guy, on his b'day!
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks for all of the good thoughts! I finished and am so proud of myself even if I did finish last for our team!! I think the last time I was that muddy was in college when we had a baseball game in the mud.

    I fell about 5 times but got up each time and kept on going. Even though my run is very slow (think incredibly slow jog) I never walked the entire way. We went through water, carried pumpkins, crawled through tunnels, went over walls of all types and much more. At the very end you crawl under all of these flags in the muddy water!

    I'm not sure I will ever warm up-have already had hot chocolate and a very warm shower!! I'm now officially ready for a nap! I think I earned it:)
  10. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I'm totally in awe! You should feel really good about yourself!
  11. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    You definitely earned the nap :) I have a friend encouraging me to do a mud run with her too - I'm looking forward to it. Good for you and husband.
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Omg-I slept for almost 3 hours (would have slept longer but difficult child would have none of it)! Hopefully I'll sleep tonight because I have to get up at 4:30 for boot camp tomorrow morning!
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Woot!!! Awesome! Sounds like loads of fun. (other than the freezing part) You should be very proud of yourself!!

    I don't doubt you needed that nap either. lol
  14. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Good for you! You are a runner!
  15. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sounds like fun! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone!


  16. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    You're awesome! I'm really proud of you!
  17. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Way To Go! Maybe husband needs a "Happy Birthday" nap, too. Congratulations. DDD
  18. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! That is awesome. You definitely deserved that nap. I hope that you made difficult child do your muddy laundry for waking you up, heh heh.

    Good luck in the chilly a.m.