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Thursday, January 12, 2012

From the staff...

"Tough Mudder"

For those of you who don't know, there are a few individuals who are doing a race called Tough Mudder. It is 10-12 miles and, you guessed it, you're running through mud while facing 27  different obstacles.  Half of the obstacles involve water, two are unknown and the last one is running through a field of live wires, some of which hold 10,000 volts! Well that's one way to feel energized after a three hour race.

Training for this race is not as simple as running or lifting a few weights. It is a combination of training the whole body as well as the mind: taken right out of BSI's handbook, if we had one. This race is designed so that everyone will have to face their weaknesses as well as their strengths. Additionally, this race is a team effort, meaning, my weakness may be your strength and vice versa, so only together we will conquer all that stands in our way.

While running yesterday I found squish, wet and unstable mud that I ran through. This is not something I would normally do. Man, my legs were wondering what in the world was going on. I had to stay focused because it was slippery, my shoes became heavier and my footing was less. It took all my focus and balance, acquired at BSI, because I really didn't care to face plant right into the mud. Running in the mud was then followed by running on uneven grass, which did help to clean my shoes off. Returning to my car and stretching out, I couldn't help but laugh out load at what fun it was to run in mud. Two things I have learned while running in mud and will pass on to you: variety is good and always bring a spare pair of shoes, otherwise you will be driving home with only socks on your feet;)

Tough Mudder, I can't wait to meet up with you in April, bring it on!!!

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