Have I ever mentioned that I am motivated by a challenge? I have been struggling to get my training in gear and keep the momentum for healthy life changes that I made in 2015 and 2016. I finally realized that what happened is the motivation wasn’t the same. I started with the half marathon and exceeded my expectations with those. Then I did the full marathon with a goal of saying I had done one. Well, now I can say that. I don’t have anything pushing me to train for.
Let me correct that. I didn’t have anything pushing me to train. I do now. Doing a Tough Mudder competition has never really been a desire of mine. I always thought that I am a runner and I want to run. The problem is I have become too comfortable running. I will never stop running (as long as my body will let me), but the desire to push myself comes from a need to accomplish something new. The new thing that will make me uncomfortable and make me work hard to prove I can do it is the Tough Mudder.
If you have a desire to do a Tough Mudder I have some good news. Run Richmond is all in on making this happen. We have decided to create a Run Richmond team for the June Tough Mudder Half at Kentucky Speedway. Trent and I are both going to do this and we are going to buy two extra tickets. Those tickets will be given away via a contest that has yet to be determined. My hope is that we can motivate enough of you to join us that we can actually have two teams. Tough Mudders are all about start together and finish together and I love that. I also love competition. My hope is that we can get 10-12 people to join our Run Richmond team. Then we could split into Team Trent and Team David and have a little fun competition.
If you feel the need to challenge yourself in a new way and want to join us contact Trent or I. If you are a Tough Mudder veteran and ready to kill the course don’t mention that to Trent and shoot me an email or give me a call. It will be our little secret.
The point of this is to get me, and maybe you, out of our comfort zones. Growth happens when there is an obstacle to overcome. I need to grow some more. I have a feeling there are others out there that are too comfortable logging their miles each week and need to push themselves. The Run Richmond team(s) will be for people of any fitness level. Run Richmond group runs will be a great starting point if you don’t think you can do it. Come on Saturday morning and lets talk about how to get from point A to point B.