4 WEEKS TO GO!! (My Tough Mudder Journey)

Week 26 and I am now just 4 weeks away for partaking in my FIRST TOUGH MUDDR! I can’t believe it’s almost here! I am so nervous, not one little bit of me is excited!! I’m hoping that nearer the time I might have a little bit of excitement in me!!

I’ve accepted the fact that running isn’t for me and I will never find it easy, and in 26 weeks it has never got any easier, and I certainly don’t expect it too now! I will never be able to run 5 miles non stop, even though when I started this back in January that was my initial aim.

But I will carry on for the next 4 weeks, until my Tough Mudder is over! Then no more running for me EVER!!!

Well this week I am super proud of myself, actually I am super proud of myself and my Tough Mudder buddy Teresa! On Monday we completed a 2.21 mile run!

As I mentioned in last weeks blog I was disappointed that we didn’t push our 1.71 mile run to a 2 mile run!! I was so exhausted and couldn’t muster up the motivation to go that little further! Unfortunately I kicked myself for it afterwards! This time I was more determined than ever to hit the 2 mile mark! Luke had mapped out a new route for us, which would make sure that we did make 2 miles, well provided I lasted that long!!!

Okay it was a hot evening! And that was even more evident as soon as I started off. Luke is a much faster runner than I am not to mention better, but I don’t feel compelled or pressured to try to keep up with him, instead I now find it more important to try and concentrate on my breathing and do it at my own pace.

It was HARD, like really really hard!! A large part of the run was up hill, which was my biggest struggle. I was determined not to stop although my pace was pretty slow, but I made it to the top of the hill without stopping once!!! I’m pretty¬† proud of myself!

Obviously what goes up must come down, and running back towards home was slightly easier as it was all down hill!!. I couldn’t wait to get home and drink an ice-cold bottle of water!! I was also very very happy to have done 2.21 miles!!! I’m sure that’s a new PB!!

The struggle was and still is very real and we are of course 4 weeks away from Tough Mudder, and clearly things are not going to get any better now!! So this is it!!!! It’s 2 miles or nothing!!!!

After my 2 mile run, I decided I didn’t need another run, this week….. because I don’t want to over do it do I?!

Thursday I sweated and glowed my way to a 435 calorie burn at clubbercise!! Not bad is it!! Hoping the momentum keeps up for week 27!!! We’ll see…………

 

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