On April 20th I will be running in the "Hero Rush" with my son near Nashville, TN: Hero Rush (official page)
It is a 5 mile (not 5k) race with 17 obstacles. "Fear Conquering Obstacles" they say.
On one hand, I can't wait! I participated in a Warrior Dash 5k mud run in September of last year and had a blast. In fact, it was so much fun I "thought" I would make doing mud runs a way of life. But then I sat on my butt all winter and did nothing to keep fit for doing these types of things. A torn rotator cuff (well, technically a torn supra-spinatus, but pretty similar limitations) made lifting weights, push-ups and all things P90X impossible. That doesn't explain why I didn't get on the treadmill, however.
I ran a Susan B. Komen 5K in Knoxville in October and it about killed me, even more so than the Warrior Dash because it was all straight running.
I am in much worse shape NOW than I was for either of those! TIME TO GET BUSY!
I hereby commit to everyone here, and most importantly, to myself, to get busy moving EVERY SINGLE DAY period, no excuses. I only have 6 weeks to the Hero Rush. That is truly NOT enough time! Which means every day REALLY counts!
So an hour on the treadmill or outside with my son every day has to happen. And some weight training, squats, lunges, and the P90X plyometrics. If I don't do these things I'll never make the Hero Rush, and while I don't care about looking like a great athlete out there, I do care very much about not being able to finish or not complete the obstacles.
Here are some pics from the Warrior Dash. I still get a huge smile looking at these. If you have never done a mud run or obstacle course as an adult, I HIGHLY encourage you to try one. SO much fun and the sense of accomplishment is huge. It injects you with a mega dose of LIFE and ZEST and a high like no other.
"I am fit, active, healthy, and enjoying life." (AND EXERCISING EVERY DAY!)