I can’t believe it’s going to happen tomorrow!
That is, of course, me making a fool of myself again for a good cause. Miles of running broken up by jumping, climbing, crawling, and hanging over and through a dozen or so obstacles created by a bunch of evil madmen.
Seems like I just can’t give up doing stupid stuff to my body and putting it through some sort of hellish physical ordeal each year now. After my experiences these past few years completing a Warrior Dash and a Tough Mudder you would think I’m pretty well versed with obstacle course and mud runs by now. I thought I was. Here I am entered to participate in an Urban Mudder happening right here in NYC on July 25th and I still feel all anxious and nervous a bit! I have been hitting the gym and getting my running game in gear these past few months. Funny thing is I normally hated running, but after going out to jog 5K’s multiple times a week I think I am actually starting to enjoy it after all these years. Shudder the thought, right?
Throwing caution to the wind once again I am participating in the Urban Mudder here in NYC on Randall’s Island and running this for charity. Very cool that it’s right in my own backyard playground too. The charity I chose is the terrific Make A Wish foundation. I like to do these events to give something back. Heck, if I’m going to wreck my body it may as well be for a good cause, right?
I hope that you can support me and my team as I put my body on the line again, and it doesn’t matter how big or small a donation you can make. It all helps support this wonderful organization’s efforts. After all, it’s for the kids!
From the folks that brought us Tough Mudder –
“The city that never sleeps has another reason to keep moving. We’re taking over Randall’s Island on July 25th with brand new, innovative obstacles, music on course, and an all-day festival. This is not your climb a net, do a burpee BS. Up until now, the only way to experience obstacles of this size, scale and pure awesomeness was at a Tough Mudder. Now you have them right here in NYC. Course details – About 5 miles, 12-15 obstacles, 3 water stations.”
So glad there will be a cold beer waiting for us at the finish line. I’ll need it! Plus, a full day event with food, music, and assorted mayhem. It will make all the bumps and bruises worth it!
Now this sounds like a great time! Time to man up and put away my skirt again. Link to the NYC event page to see what it’s all about –
A little info about Make A Wish and their involvement here –
Urban Mudder is honored to support Make-A-Wish® in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. A Make-A-Wish experience can help kids cope with – or even overcome – their illnesses. At every Urban Mudder, participants will have the opportunity to raise funds for local wish kids. Urban Mudder doesn’t just create life-changing experiences for participants – it helps create life-changing experience for wish kids. http://wish.org/
Here is the link to my donation page. Any amount will be greatly appreciated to help support such a fine cause!
I hope you can dig into your pockets and spare some change for this great charity. Thanks to all so far for their donations and wonderful support! You all rock! With one day to go we have done quite well but there is always more needed. It’s good karma points too!
Wish me luck!