"I get knocked down, but I get up again. Your not ever gonna keep me down"Chumbawumba
Ahhh, the 90's anthem.It's what plays in my head when I think of the impending torture that will be upon us on July 18th,2015. Cause shit just got real friends - we're going down. And we're getting dirrrttty. And it's going to be hard. Really, really hard. I'm going to tell you the truth about what is going to happen.
This is how the website so beautifully explains the Warrior Dash. Almost poetic:
Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. With over two million participants worldwide since 2009, we’ve reinvented the concept of a 5k run and created a revolution: Warrior Nation. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just beginning the challenge, you’ll conquer 12 world-class obstacles like Goliath and Great Warrior Wall, wade across wooded lakes, and venture through mud-caked backroads as you make your loop to the finish line. You’ll be rewarded with a finisher medal (that doubles as a bottle opener and magnet), a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, and ice cold beer. Head to the post-race party to relive the course with friends, dance to live music, and celebrate your decision to leave your normal weekend in the mud.
Doesn't that sound delightful? DO NOT. I repeat. DO NOT. Believe a word of it. It's all to fool you into coming. I know this because it's wrapped in the same package that I use to sell you all on my classes. Except that my classes are good for you. And you need them. So keep drinking my kool aid, kay?
Look at this:
I mean, c'mon. Look at that dude! He is HARD CORE. And he looks miserable. This is gonna hurt.
And then this:
Dear sweet Jesus - WHHHHYYYYYY are we doing this?
I'm guessing that with 10 days left, many of the 20+ idiots who agreed to this "adventure" with me are feeling nervous, unprepared, anxious, not ready, well, you know - you are feeling it.
It's because we can't do it.
Feeling deflated? Disappointed? What's the problem? I'm just going with what you all have been telling me.
"I don't think I can"
"Can I go around"
"What if I"
"I'm not strong enough"
You are right.
With that attitude, you can't do it.
The thing is, I know you can do it.
You are strong. You survive and thrive in your workouts.
You are determined people who make things happen on a daily basis.
You are able and ready to give this 100% No matter what that looks like when you cross the finish line.
It is going to be hard. It is going to hurt. It is going to be messy. You will be WAY outside of your comfort zone. But you CAN and WILL do this.
There will be times throughout the course that your mind will tell you otherwise. It will be lying to you. Listen to me. I'm your truth. You CAN and WILL do this.
All it takes from here on is belief. Your belief. That you can do this. You can face this challenge like every other that presents itself. With your heads up, a smile on your face, the "F" word on your lips and your beautiful strong bodies. You CAN and WILL do this.
So waste not one more moment in can't. You are robbing yourself of the anticipation of the fun(?)that is to come. I believe in you. On July 18th it's your turn.....
Find your CORE
P.S. I just saw this picture. I'm out - look at all that mess. MY OCD!! ***shudders***