Gretchen finding use out of more of my running accessories. We took a walk after dark the other night so headlamp came in handy.
Proof that I did a tough mudder on Saturday. I couldn't decide if I really wanted to go or not because I thought I would feel awkward in the group I was with but race money is never refundable so I went. I guess it was mostly what I thought it would be. 10ish miles though a muddier than I expected field with obstacles every so often. The running wasn't really hard, I mean it was sloshy mud the whole way but you stopped every mile or so for an obstacle. Some of the obstacles had long lines and I really hate waiting in lines especially when you are freezing cold from jumping in a pit of water at the last obstacle. Some of the obstacles were stupid: walking through a creek for I'm guessing 1/4 mile, it's cold and not fun but not hard to do. Some of the obstacles were scary: jumping off of a plank 25' high(I don't know how high it was just felt that high) I screamed like a girl, jumping into a vat of ice filled dirty water and having to go under to reach the other side to get out and the monkey bars which were very long and over top a water pit. The first two I just did without thinking because thinking would of caused me not to do them. The monkey bars I thought there was no way I could get across without falling and was going to skip but went for it and didn't seem so impossible once I got going and it was either get across or fall into a pit of cold water.
I'm glad I did one just to do it but would much prefer an ultra run over a mudder. Mostly because in Ultras there is no waiting, the aid stations are only a million times better and ultras aren't "produced" events. You are running on the land how it exists naturally. And of course I think ultra's make you way cooler and tougher than a tough mudder.
Miles ran last week: 40 low but not bad low.
No weights but getting back on that this week.