All over the summer I’ve seen lots of my favourite bloggers take part in cool runs…
The Color Run being the big one! I’ve been a little bit jealous to say the least as they look like so much fun! Having yet to take part in any sort of race, other than sprints back when I was in school, I’ve semi been on the look out for something to take part in over the next couple of months. Having finally found my running stride I’m feeling a lot more confident; the plague of the sciatic nerve has finally decide to dissipate and touch wood if I continue to look after myself it will stay away.
Early last week I saw a flyer in the gym promoting Hell and Back, a 10k assault course like run taking place about 10 minutes walk from my house!!! It looked a little like the Mud Race that Anne blogged about a couple of weeks back. As fun as a Color Run except the only colour you’ll be painted is brown!
Hell and Back is described as Ireland’s toughest 10k challenge. I was a little hesitant, checking out the website and toying back and forth with the idea of signing up.
Then on Thursday night I saw a little competition running on Facebook for a free entry. I entered not really thinking much of it, I never win online competitions, it’s just doesn’t happen.
Friday morning, up at the crack of dawn, of course my first port of call was Twitter. And look what was waiting for me…
Clearly it was meant to be! You only live once after all…that’s not to say that I’m not positively s**ting myself in anticipation of it all!!!
Eh…electric shocks…10 foot walls…barbed wire…sounds like hell alright! But in the most fun challenging way possible! Not exactly what I thought my first 10k run would be like but sure I might as well give it a go; I’ve never been one to pass up a challenge.
It takes place on the 7th of October…I’ll be sure to fill you in on how it goes. I’m not planning on doing any extra training for it, I also don’t want to look in any more detail at the course as I reckon it will just instil fear in me!
I usually shy away from these sorts of events but this time around I really had an overwhelming desire to take part. In truth I was hoping to rope someone else in with me so I wouldn’t have to face it alone. My new motto I’m doing my utmost to live by…
Have you ever done a fun, colour or mud run? I’m actually super excited now!