3 Days Until Tough Mudder

April 23, 2014 — Leave a comment

Just 3 days until Tough Mudder Atlanta.

They published the course map today, which helped assuage my anxiety.  I’ve transitioned from being nervous to “let’s get this over with already.”  I’m certain it will revert back to the butterflies as we line up at the gate…

I’m continuing to train hard by consuming all my left-over Easter candy, dining out and ensuring I have at least one sugary drink a day.  In-between all that, I’ve found some time to upgrade from P90X to the P90X3 routine.

At the risk of sounding like a woman, I still need to figure out what to wear.  I don’t believe I own anything appropriate to wear for a shirt.  Cotton is completely out of the question and everything synthetic I own is too loose.  (I’m thinking the tighter, the better to keep muddy garments from flopping around.)  I’m also considering wearing some compression shorts to keep the mud out of my girly bits.  No sense in being any more uncomfortable than necessary.

Still undecided on wearing gloves or not.  Wear them and they *might* protect my hands from any debris when crawling through the mud or splinters when climbing the walls.  Or they might just fill up with mud and I toss them halfway into the course.  Who knows?

The shoes I’ve been exercising in I purchased with the purpose in mind that they wouldn’t survive Tough Mudder.  I bought them back on sale in December and they’re starting to break down on me, so I expect to leave them on the course.

Two of the guys on the team have arm or shoulder injuries that will prohibit them from doing 99.99999% of the course.  Since they’ve paid and Tough Mudder doesn’t offer refunds, they still plan on running the course and skipping the obstacles.  I say each of them should have to do the Arctic Enema at least twice.  That leaves at least 10 other participants on our team that should be able to drag my fat ass over the walls.

Aaron Melton

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