Monday, 10 June 2013

Mantra for Monday no. 75



I. DID. IT!!   I completed my Tough Mudder...... smiling faces all round :-)

What surprises me most was that I'm not too sore afterwards...winner!  Ok, well my knees were pretty painful yesterday and I wrapped packs of peas round them for a few hours, but that was expected since I am prone to pain in my knees and there was an awful lot of trail running!! But where is the muscle soreness?...nowhere to be seen!

I'm so glad I achieved it. For me the mental challenge was the biggest feat I had to overcome, swathes of self doubt crept in right up until the day itself. In terms of fitness I was more than ready (most apparent in hindsight which has given me a big confidence boost) and if I'm honest I didn't find too many of the obstacles as physically challenging as I was anticipating....see how much I over analyse and big things up to epic proportions in my mind!!

Anyway, for giggles, here is a short video shot of me trying to climb 'Everest' the slippery half pipe wall...bear in mind I had just run 12 miles and 20 obstacles when this was shot... see the gritted teeth...then the splat....oh so so close ;-)

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10 comments:

  1. Haha! You really persisted on the Everest!
    Congratulations, it's done!

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    1. Yes....through gritted teeth i was so close :-)

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  2. Congratulations Jo! What a great achievement!

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    1. Thank you so much! Now I want to plan my next challenge, ha ha!

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    2. You have inspired me to set myself a challenge - a half marathon!

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    3. Yay well done you...that's awesome! I have just signed up for 'One True Grit' in September :-)

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  3. Wow! I just looked up 'One True Grit' and that sure does look like a challenge! I look forward to hearing about it and your training! Do you have any advice or tips to do with training and diet?

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    1. Hi Nicola, I'm enjoying having challenges to train for- makes it all more meaningful some how :-) I wrote a post on some of my training nutrition here http://www.includingcake.com/2013/06/hot-chocolate-power-pudding-power-for.html and in terms of actual training methods I haven't got a regimented training structure as i prefer to do what appeals to me at the time to ensure i always enjoy it (not forcing myself to do it) though of course i try to ensure i get a good 'balance' on a weekly basis. I enjoy a lot of TRX training- that is fantastic for these types of challenges as would be cross fit. I also do some weight training, some core training (I 'plank' for 5 minutes a day) and go for a run 1-2 times per week.

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  4. I have been going to the gym a lit recently so I thought why not train for something because like you said it seems more meaningful which I understand. Thanks for sharing your nutrition and I training for your ideas.

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    1. Yay, good to hear! It makes such a difference mentally and physically having something to strive for :-)

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