Tough Mudder is this weekend and it is really tough on me emotionally preparing to go be a spectator when I was supposed to be doing this race. Everyone is so pumped up and ready to go.
I was talking to a friend who has done Tough Mudder and she said that it really isn’t too bad on the hips since you are walking from obstacle to obstacle. She had one obstacle that was a little hard on the hips, but that I could probably skip that one. And I can always just stop and become a spectator if I experience too much pain.
Dave got mad at considering participating in Tough Mudder, so my stubborn self told him, “FINE! I am going to try to run tonight!” Which means…I am going to try to run or run/walk (depending on how it starts out) for 2 miles tonight.
Wish me luck! I know I may be stupid for trying this tonight, but I haven’t run in so long and I want to see what happens. When exercises and healthy living become your lifestyle not just a means of staying fit, it almost is more painful to not do something than to do something. Having said that, I am going to be smart and listen to my body if I know that something is not right.
Have you ever run or worked out when you probably should have rested?
I’ve been pretty good. I feel like I haven’t even tested what it is like for me to run at all so I need to see for myself if it actually is detrimental to me right now or not. Once I prove this to myself, I will be able to rest more without feeling like an issue is unresolved.
Have you ever been injured and had trouble with all the rest needed for recovery?
This is my first time being injured, and it really isn’t as bad as other people out there so I am thankful for being lucky that it is not so extreme but still hoping for a speedy recovery!