A year or so ago, I was really into running and the motivation behind it was to prepare for my first ever 5K. I signed up for the run so that I couldn't back out and it made me prepare mentally and physically until the big day. It was such a big deal to me that I broke down in tears afterwards just from shear pride. It seems silly to be so excited over 3 little miles, but when just a two short months before, you weren't able to run a quarter mile, 3 miles looks a lot more impressive.
So now, I find myself preparing for a new challenge. This challenge is 6 months away but will require a lot more intense training to prepare for it.
I am hoping to complete the Tough Mudder challenge in mid-July. Tough Mudder is essentially a 10-12 mile obstacle course that is riddled with 20-25 obstacles. I'm terrified, but pumped all at once. So now I find myself at the gym 5-6 days a week and trying to get in the best shape of my life.
To find a Tough Mudder event near you, visit their website.
As a side note, I was pretty excited when I took a picture of my abs the other day and they had the appearance of being toned. My husband calls it being conceited, I call it being proud.