Last night, I went to eat at Roscoe’s chicken and waffles (what, it’s my cheat meal!). It was my first time there and it was delicious. It was a lot of food though and all I wanted to do afterwards was go and lay down. On “The Boondocks” Grandpa called it “the itis.” So this is definitely not a pre-workout or pre-race meal. Now I know.
I did another thing last night too. I signed up for another Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is a 13+ mile obstacle course race. I have done two Tough Mudder’s and one Spartan Race. I did all three of those events in the same year. The first Tough Mudder I did was in the Big Bear Mountains and it was the hardest thing I have ever done. My back was hurting, my quads felt like rubber bands, and when I got back to the car my feet started cramping up so bad that I couldn’t even get dressed. I even suggested to my wife, as I sat there with pants around my ankles, that we just drive home and I would finish dressing over there. But, since we had her brother and mother riding with us, she told me to “man up” and “get dressed!” So I did.
That was several years ago. I haven’t done any events, races, or serious training in quite a while. I just started lifting again a few months ago, and I still haven’t gotten consistent with my running.
Looking at all the pictures of the obstacles and reading their descriptions made me remember how Tough a Tough Mudder can be. Well, it’s time to get tough. Time to step up the training. Time to go out and get muddy again. The event is at the end of March so I have about 20 months to get ready for that event. I think this will be a great way of putting all my hard earned muscle to good use, and testing my cardio as well. I’m training for a 100 mile race in October so 13 miles in March should be a breeze.