Sunday, September 30, 2012
WOW, I am so sore and my calves still want to cramp up, but I did it. I did bypass some obstacles because I knew that if I attempted them I would not have enough left in the tank to keep hiking the hills and finish the course. There were a few thousand feet of elevation to climb and a few of the climbs were steep enough that many people were bear crawling up them. Some of the descents were just as bad, having to go down sideways, sliding 2-3 feet after taking a 6 inch step, many people just scooted down on their butts.
To me the most impressive thing I saw was a young gal (about 23) who was doing this with her boyfriend, she did the whole course barefoot! She does barefoot running but this was all rocks and thorns and weeds. My friend and I ran into her and her boyfriend about 2 miles in and the 4 of us stayed together the rest of the course. They are both Navy Corpsmen (medics), so who better to travel with when you feel like you may collapse at anytime!
It was mentally and physically exhausting and I was like a zombie near the end, slightly confused, dragging myself along but I wasn't wanting to eat brains. The 10,000 volts of electricity at the end was quite shocking :) It was like getting hit with a stun gun and several people collapsed when hit. Most people ran through that part, but not I! I couldn't run, so I just walked and got zapped probably 25 times, but I was aiming for spots where several wires were tangled together, I think I have a touch of masochism in me.
I will have a few pictures later when I go get my son from his friend's house, he has the camera. But for now I'll just get to the weigh in numbers for this week.
Weight : 219.2
Lost : 3.4
Total : 98.0
A good week for weight loss, a rough week for the body overall. Like I told my dad last night, "I'm hurt, but I'm not injured".
Quote seen on the t-shirts of all of the Marine recruiters from all over Cali that volunteered at Tough Mudder:
"Pain is weakness leaving the body" I did not know that my body was harboring so much weakness!