Terrain Race... NOT the Mud Run I thought I signed up for!
Monday, October 10, 2016
Around six months ago I signed my daughter Devin up for a Terrain Race (http://terrainracing.com/even
ts/vegas) in Las Vegas. Now we started off training with much enthusiasm. Devin workout on my ole elliptical and bought a set of weights. I resigned myself to the fact I was going to have to run on the treadmill. I even signed Devin up for a membership at my gym.
Well the summer came...and the lazy set in for both Devin and I. And then I could not get back on track. I was pushing almost 200 pounds on my 5"4 frame. Devin was squish, and had no muscle to speak of. We knew that we were not ready. But I had paid for the race, and how bad could a Mud Run be...right?
Well, it turns out that it was not so much of Mud Run... and more of an obstacle course. I was worried that Dev would not have any fun and her first race would be her last race. And I am not going to lie, it was HARD. But, Devin did such an incredible job! She made an effort to complete all the obstacles. I could not get her to run, but once she knew there was a medal at the finish line she charged up the hills.
Dev does not like to be wet, she does not like to run, and she hated the gym. But I hope that with this tasted of how much fun it can be to compete against ones self, and the medal. That she will want to get healthy.
As for myself...well, my goal has always been to get healthy and be an example to my girls. And of course my son who is a natural athlete can't wait for the next one so that he can participate. So, I am going to work on getting in better shape...and be better prepared for the next race.