I recently completed a very challenging obstacle course called Ruckus Boston. What drew me to this was my sister. For about a year, she kept sending me emails on races and would harass me with “yeah, you’ll never sign up.” I always thought these kind of things were meant for the true, die-hard exercise people…that’s not me.
Well, I surprised her this past June…and signed up.
She told me the best “training” is Boot Camp / Fit Camp and it was.
I am not a runner, I am not a die-hard work out fanatic. To train for the race, I took June’s class one day a week and then really would do 2 more days of exercising at the local gym. Forty minutes of cardio, with some free weights…I was a little worried that this would not be enough training.
Race day came, I saw the obstacles…admittedly, it was a little intimidating. But, I had two goals…a) to try each obstacle 3 times and if I can’t get it, move on and 2) to finish the course.
Out of 27 obstacles…I could not accomplish 2 (one, because it was closed) – of the 25 other ones I did complete…I got them on the first try. More importantly…I finished it.
It was BY FAR the best time exercising I’ve ever had.
When it comes to fitness, I like variety….fit camp gives me that, and obstacle courses give me that.
So, what I found is you don’t have to be the exercise fanatic to do these obstacle courses…you just have to want to have fun…and I did. So much so, that my next one is in 2 weeks… I’ve even recruited a few people to join in!
So, give it a try!!
What I love is Theresa’s ‘Start Before You’re Ready’ attitude.
Was she intimidated? Yes. Was she nervous? Yes.
Did she train and do it anyways?
Awesome Job, Theresa.
What got you to compete in an event you were nervous about? Post your story below – I’d love to hear about it!