We all know I’m not an active person. I’m not in shape; I’m just a shape. For those who don’t know me, I look like the kid from Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.
So when my boyfriend reminds me of Tough Mudder, let’s say I’m less than enthusiastic.
Tough Mudder, the classic version, is a 15k obstacle course event. You run in the hills and perform obstacles straight out of American Ninja Warrior. You don’t have to run it because there’s no timer or competition, but if you don’t run it, then it takes forever.
My boyfriend and his friends do this annually for fun! They also do smaller events in between, and it’s always long and hot. Last year was so hot by the time they got to the obstacles there wasn’t even mud. It was just dirt.
I’m not an outdoorsy person; I have never been. I’m a cuddle-up with a good book and take naps.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s incredible to watch if I wasn’t watching it for hours and hours. I honestly get burnt out on that spectator trail. I’ve personally never participated yet. I will be joining next year. I agreed to do it next year since I’d probably be there anyway.
I’d rather participate than walk the spectator route again. We did a terrain race last November, and it wasn’t terrible. It was also only three miles, and the obstacles I did were small.
So this will be a challenge, and I’m going to have to start working out. But luckily for me, the group has agreed to participate in the December event instead of their usual April to give me more time to prepare.