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Disappointed with Tough Mudder

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On friday I got an email saying Tough Mudder was having permit issues and was moving the date of their event from the 9th & 10th of Feb to April. They are offering a full refund but that doesn't change the fact we've already booked flights and hotels. I'm pretty pissed off that they only let people know less than 2 months from the event. And they aren't even refunding the money until mid January. I can't understand why they wouldn't have had everything sorted before even advertising the dates. What did make me feel better was when I read the other angry comments of facebook from people who had purchased flights from places like singapore and NZ. I feel awful for those people but at least we didn't invest quite that much in the event. It does make me feel a bit like I don't want to put my money towards another one of their events after this. Although we were contemplating Perth or Brisbane later in the year.

So no races until the end of march. Guess it means I should probably start being a lot more serious about my half marathon training plans. I have been feeling quite unmotivated with getting only 2 runs in the last couple of weeks. Not sure why but I think it being so hot has a lot to do with it. I'm also thinking of switching back to my old shoes as they have a lot of miles still left in them and my new ones have been giving me some blisters.

And of course the heat is getting to me. I have been feeling so blah today. I went kayaking this morning and have generally been really unmotivated to do anything this afternoon. I'm hoping to get out for a run soon.

Eating has been awful. I made cupcakes yesterday which was fun and they're delicious but not healthy! Plus Mom sent lots of chocolates from the US and there's lots of tasty and unhealthy treats at work. I just felt like stuffing myself a bit this afternoon. Not sure why but I didn't have too much, just already over my calorie range. I'm hoping once back to work tomorrow I can eat better tomorrow.

So I'm wondering why I'm a bit bummed out today. First thought is that I'm a bit sad there's no fitness classes until the 2nd of Jan. I can stay on track but I really do like my classes. I also think I exhausted myself a bit by staying out until 230am on friday night. My husband is cranky today so that probably doesn't help. I'm also very saddened by the shooting in CT. It is harder to watch news coverage of those sorts of things when it is your home state. Especially when I have a lot of friends who are teachers. And while I never really understand mass shootings I can vaguely get angry teenagers shooting classmates they hate. But I really don't get why you'd choose to shoot 5 and 6 year olds. And the current gun debate on facebook and in the media in general is a bit painful.

Hopefully a run will make me feel a bit better :-)
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    That sucks!! You have a right to be pissed! I wouldn't put any money towards them either. Hopefully your training will go great though! I wish running could give me a good mood instead of making me breath hard and stumble. LOL. :)
    1492 days ago
    Sorry your race was postponed. Hope you feel better from the run. Also, I always notice a change in my mood when my eating has not been stellar. Sweets give me a high and then I crash. So, try to avoid the treats on a regular basis. I am so sad about the tragedy and it is a bit overwhelming to see so much debate about what is to be done. I hope you feel better. Keep taking care of yourself in this time.
    1492 days ago
    Just read this blog after your comment that you had a good eating and exercise day. Sometimes it gets darkest before dawn... I am glad you're back on track. I am slightly jealous of your hot weather, I live in Cleveland and its been nice the past few days but any day now we'll wake up to snow.

    I hope this week treats you well.
    1493 days ago
    I agree so much negativity everywhere lately, I have refused to watch the news in about the last 2 weeks. I think we have all had these days lately. We had to murders in 2 neighbouring towns about 2 weeks ago but he same man, so mine started then.

    So such a sad time for everyone
    1493 days ago
    So much negativity on the news lately! I struggle to understand any kind of hatred that would lead to killing let alone mass killings - what has gone so wrong with these teens - my heart breaks for everyone involved. Feel better soon.
    1493 days ago
    I hope you run lifted your mood.
    1493 days ago
    wow no wonder you were bummed-I would be too. emoticon
    1493 days ago
    Just total up all the thing you wrote about and that is a pretty long list of upsetting and disappointing things.
    No wonder you are feeling a bit bummed and stressed.
    Yep, a run would be a great mood changer!
    Hugs to ya!
    1494 days ago
    So sorry that happened! That sucks!
    1494 days ago
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