Well, that was something out of the ordinary! When going away on vacation the majority of normal people out there do something relaxing and fun. You know, the normal stuff like laying on an island beach, going on a cruise, doing Vegas or Disney, maybe even jetsetting to Europe to see the world. Some even do the staycation thing or hang out visiting family. Nope, not me being the mildly disturbed individual that I am. For some idiotic reason I decided to train for months to start my vacation off with a Tough Mudder which is one of the more grueling events one can partake. They even make you sign a “Death Waiver” to be allowed to participate. Not only is it physically demanding but also mentally taxing especially when running it solo as I did. I targeted the July 12th Upstate NY event. For months leading up to this my nights and many mornings included jogging for miles, lifting weights, and basically living in a gym. Eating healthier. I can’t say that it was a total waste of time as it sure paid off! In fact, I had a blast at the Mudder and actually did pretty well. Other than some minor injuries, bruises, and scrapes I walked off that course feeling like a champ and exhilarated. It was an amazing feeling knowing that I succeeded doing something I set out as a personal goal, and overall not many people can claim to taking on the challenge of this event and conquering it. Definitely not a walk through the park.
I am now a proud member of Mudder Nation! Continue reading I conquered Tough Mudder and lived to tell about it! Hoorah!
I have officially signed up to enter Tough Mudder on July 12th in Andover, NY. Yup, I’m putting my body on the line again for a terrific cause. I’m taking on Tough Mudder to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Serious running, gym sessions, training, and conditioning is starting this week. 10-12 miles and over 20-25 military style obstacles encompass this event so I better get in shape. Now, I know what people are thinking. It’s the holiday season coming up. There will be all types of evilly delicious bad foods and sugary delicacies all around and ready to ambush me at every turn. Dude, half your blog is food porn! Actually, for me it’s the perfect time as it will offer a good reason to not be lured into all the bad eating and drinking. I am sure I will be enticed along the way and succumb a bit. I am a sucker for seduction! Thanksgiving and vacations are coming up. Hey, I still have to enjoy life you know!
Please join in, and help me reach this goal.
As a relative of those who have served and are currently serving it is an honor to help with this amazing cause. We need to support our wounded servicemen and women who have given so much to protect and fight for our freedom. Tough Mudder is all about overcoming obstacles, together. Your support will help me reach this fundraising goal and help others overcome their own obstacles.
I salute all those who have served and overcome so much, but know that many still have a long ways to go. The Wounded Warrior Project is a wonderful cause and does so much to help these people who have sacrificed so much for our country. Continue reading Tough Mudder / Wounded Warrior Project – putting my body on the line again for another great cause!
It’s as if King Kamehameha prepared this feast just for us during Restaurant Week in NYC! Probably one of the best, if not the most plentiful, options to take advantage of during lunchtime. Since I had a summer Friday off we were able to snag a seating on the last day of RW mid day and it was terrific. For only $24.07 a person we were amazed at the amount of food we received, on top of the excellent service. We literally rolled out of here – but not before sitting at the bar and getting ripped on some high octane rum tiki drinks after our meal!
Now, I love kitschy type places, and The Hurricane Club is no exception yet they do it in a more classy style. The ambiance and decor is spot on beautiful, trendy and chic, with a ton of seating, chandeliers, carved wood worked ceilings, palm plants, dim lighting, and a tiki bar anchoring the main floor. We sat in a semi-private room off to the side that made us feel as if we were in a tiki hut. The waiters and staff here are very attentive, professional, and within minutes had come over to place our orders and set us up with drinks. The menu here for RW had some great offerings and everything we ate was so good we wish we had done this place a few times for lunch! Continue reading Rock you like a Hurricane! Restaurant Week in NYC!