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Wk 77 Weigh In - Tough Mudder

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!

Ken Heaston
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    I think I need to do Tough Mudder on a mountain. it was almost easy where I was. It was really fun though!
    2091 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    Wow Ken! I was so clueless to what Tough Mudder was and I still don't really know fully what it is but from reading this blog, I have a better understanding what it entails. I feel so dumb because when you first said you were going to do it, I just that it was another name for a regular run/ walk race.

    As Chris stated, just being a part of this was very courageous of you because no matter how much weight I lose, I don't think I would be able to ever accomplish what you have.

    emoticon Job!!!
    2091 days ago

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    Man I cannot begin to express how in awe I am of what you accomplished. I know you are hurting now but you have DONE what many will never attempt!!! You have truly proven what a tough mudder you are!!!!

    2091 days ago
    Never heard of the tough mudder, but I'm so intimidated just reading about it here! I can't believe someone ran it barefoot and electrocution was part of the course! Fantastic job not only starting it, but managing to finish it all!
    2092 days ago
    HOLY COW you had to get ZAPPED???? yikes!!!!
    Good for you for getting through..i am so proud of you!!!! You are my hero of the week!! And fantastic loss, too!!
    2092 days ago
    That is AWESOME! Tough Mudder is FREAKIN HARD!
    2092 days ago
    Awesome-all I can say is awesome! Yes, Navy corpsmen are good company (including my sister-in CA- and Dad-with the Lord).
    2092 days ago
  • _BABE_
    You are hilarous travelling with medics! I was not familiar with the volts of electricity at the end of one of these there a reason for it? emoticon Well done!
    2092 days ago
  • DNRAE1
    Wow! Simply Amazing!!! You are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon
    2092 days ago
    HUGE accomplishment & a good week for weight loss - KUDOS!!! Now, be nice to yourself, relax & let your body heal!! :)
    2092 days ago
    Congratulations on finishing and a great weight loss this week. Does this mean that you are now a tough mudderer? Wonderful.

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    2092 days ago
    Good gracious! emoticon on being able to emoticon all the way to the end.
    2093 days ago
    Words just don't seem strong enough to describe what you have done and what you have accomplished. Hats off to you for having the guts to participate in such a thing and congratulations for completing it!
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    Comment edited on: 9/30/2012 2:16:00 PM
    Great Job....keep it up!

    2093 days ago
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