48 hours away from a goal

On Saturday morning, I will be participating in Tough Mudder. My team is based around people that I can actually say I care about. I don’t say that often. Because people suck.

I get up at 3:15am three times a week so I can go to my bootcamp Soldiers of Fitness, at 5:30am. The physical results are obviously the intended purpose, but what makes it easier to get up, are my SOF brothers and sisters. It takes a specific type of person to do SOF. You have to have the inner strength to continue moving even though it seems like what’s being asked of you is too much. We work through a BRUTAL regime but there’s so much laughing, support and screamed encouragement that you get addicted.

Tough Mudder will be my first ever obstacle “race”. It isn’t timed and is a perfect SOF style course because it’s based on teamwork. Most of the obstacles are nearly impossible to complete without help, hence the team atmosphere.

I found out about TM back in February and I lost my mind. At first when I signed up with the team, my goal was simple. Do not embarrass them. I had just rejoined SOF and was not in peak condition. Six months later, I am very proud of the work I’ve done and so excited for Saturday. If I complete, I will be getting a tattoo to commemorate the day. I’ve never gotten one and never really understood the point of them before. I think I get it now. For me, this will be a badge of honour that I want to wear, not just keep on a shelf with my headband. Perhaps even see it as a physical representation of the changes I’ve made in my life and how I want to keep living it.

I will earn that tattoo.


EDIT **  “If I complete” means I want to cross that finish line of my own volition. Not in a wheelchair because I broke my leg in the Mud Mile  :)**

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2 Responses to 48 hours away from a goal

  1. Harvey Carroll says:

    Webster, this is a great post and I am looking forward to running with you and the team on Saturday. I agree, it is going to be a great team experience. The only thing I take exception to is the “If I complete…” reference. There is no, if I complete. You will finish the course. No question. Your training has prepared you and your teammates will not let it end any other way. I would book that tattoo appointment now… HUA!

  2. Karen says:

    Webster, you’re a Rock Star. I’ve looked up to you and your attitude since joining SOF in March. I know you like to sound all tough and people suck but you sure put up with a lot of our crap so early in the morning. Your actions speak different words my dear as you’re encouraging us to step it up and keep on moving. I’m sure you know by now that I like motivation sayings. Here’s a couple for you “LIfe is either a daring adventure or nothing.”Life deserves your very best. So do you” One of Favs – “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S. Thompson (whoever he is) Get ‘er Done!!! Karen

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