A friend of mine invited me to register for a race with her, her husband, and a couple of their friends. It took me awhile to decide if I wanted to do it. I wasn’t sure if I could do the race, I wasn’t sure if I could do the obstacles. But then I thought that I wouldn’t end up doing much in life if I always turned things down that I wasn’t sure I could accomplish. Besides, this is my year of doing new and scary things. So I signed up last weekend.

Basically it’s a 6k course with 15 obstacles along the way – everything from a mud crawl to a cargo net climb. It definitely looks a little intimidating. but it also looks like so much fun! If I come to an obstacle I don’t think I can do, I can take a two minute time penalty or do 20 push-ups, and I can skip it. So there’s definitely options if I feel like I’m in over my head. But right now the plan is to do all the obstacles.

I’m feeling pretty excited about it. I’m trying to feel confident in my athletic abilities, though most of the time it’s a struggle. On the other hand I’ll be doing it with friends, and I know I’ll have their support. Is it sad that I’m also looking forward to being able to get really muddy?

And another bonus of doing this race? It’s in the mountains, so I’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery. There’s just something about the mountains that lets me relax and breathe easier.

If you’re in the Calgary area and you’re interested in signing up, here’s the link.