About 3 months ago I came across a challenge that stopped me in my tracks. Awe that such an event existed, shock that people would put themselves through such an event and pure fear at the little thoughts that were beginning to flow through my own mind!
Over 20 years ago I was fitter than fit, weight training, running, swimming, gym workouts and probably aerobics in those gorgeous shocking neon pink outfits that were very “IN” back then. Then I got married, honeymooned, discovered SouthWest home-made farm style apple pie and on when the kilo’s (pounds for my American friends)! Then of course child 1, 2, 3 and 4 each giving me the gift of a few extra kilo’s. Following on was caring for a disabled child and then the path of foster care with a constant stream of children coming and going. My own self care sadly placed on a shelf, until now…….
I’ve taken 3 months to fight the crazy thoughts and I’ve lost or I’ve won!
I have decided to do the TOUGH MUDDER CHALLENGE
I have just over 12 months to get ready, if you can ever truly be ready for such a challenge.
What I do have is MENTAL STRENGTH.
All the bumps and lumps I’ve had to navigate in life have given me determination, mental strength and a keen desire for adventure. I am NOT a quitter, I do not fear pain (or mud!).
I do not take this decision lightly and my preparation has begun with mental preparation and some stretching
I will need encouragement, a cheer squad and TOUGH friends to force me to keep going and getting up if I’m down so spare a moment and leave me a word of encouragement and or advice or just plain call me crazy.
September 2013…… Here I come.
What will keep me going is doing this for;
Health and Fitness.
For every foster child.
For every child with a disability.
For each of my own children who have shared their home, their lives and their Mum with so many other children.
For my husband who has supported me and tolerated all my adventures, my strengths and my weaknesses.
(also posting this adventure over on www.aussiebushburb.com.au )