See Grandma Run!

I’m a runner.  I’ve been running since I was 10.  I see you doing the math.

The year Boy got married, I trained for and ran my first marathon.  I figured it would be a good way to deal with wedding stress.  26.2 miles, baby.  You can read all about it HERE.  After that, I added a few half marathons.  In between, I just kept running.

Next week, Gigi (?) Gaga (?) Grand of the Most Grand (?) will be attempting her first mudder (nerves make me slip into third person, y’all).

What’s a mudder?  This one, specifically, is a three mile run (easy peasy, right?), but just for fun obstacles are presented along the way.

Let’s run down the “fun” obstacles:

* “Razor Wire” belly crawl

* Tire Brigade comprised of 100s of tires

* 100 feet long slides

* Color Bomb Zone

* Giant mud pit

* Giant hill

* Giant wall to scale

* Water pit

Yes, I signed up for this willingly.  I’m on a team full of youngsters.  I’m the team elder.

While I have been kidding about my trepidation, I’m also looking forward to the event.  My saving grace will the the “chicken route” that allows a participant to simply walk around the obstacle if it proves too daunting.  My twitchy back may thank me.

There’s also the medal; I jones for the medals.  I’ll do almost anything for a medal.  Almost.

See Grandma Run!

What about you guys?  How do you challenge yourself?  What are you doing that makes you (and those around you) question your sanity?  Any other mudders out there?

Tell us!


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  1. Oh wow!! You sound just like my mama. 🙂 She’s a huge inspiration to me. I just started running again; and I love it. My son has cystic fibrosis and running is one good, natural way to keep him healthy when he’s older (he’s just a baby now), so I decided I need to start running again and set an example. that’s what motivates me, especially when I feel like my legs are going to burn off. FEEL the burn?? Oh, I’m feeling it! Good luck in that terrifying-sounding race!!! Lol I’m sure you will kick some young little butt!!!!! 😉

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      LOL! “Terrifying-sounding”….ARRRGGGHH! Oh my, just had a freak-out moment.

      I run, but Boy and Husband loathe it. I hope your son loves it!

  2. I’m seriously so impressed — I’m not a runner, no matter how I try. I admire people that run and love it — I wish I could be that way. Especially when I’m a grandma (which, I’m nowhere close to being. Just have a little one-year-old right now!)

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      I always say I run for my sanity as much as my physical health. I also say I’ll probably die out on the road running…if I’m lucky and get to run till I’m r-e-a-l-l-y old!

  3. You go girl! Can’t wait to see photos of you covered in mud and color bombs!

  4. Carrie from Carrie This Home says:

    I think it’s wonderful when I see people of all ages doing an event like that! Kudos to you for stepping up to the challenge! I used to run track in my college days and now I just run/workout to keep healthy. Or to make up for all the chocolate I eat. Either way working out is a good thing 😉

  5. You go girl! Best of luck!!

    xoxo Liz

  6. I’ll do almost anything for a medal, too! LOL! I signed up for my 2nd half marathon just because I really want the medal. 🙂 Have fun!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Go, KC! After my first medal, I wanted to go grocery shopping wearing it, but I refrained. People have enough to talk about…

  7. awesome! i call myself a runner/walker. I do it for the exercise and to challenge myself to keep going.

  8. That is so cool! I am terrified of mudders myself. Mostly because I don’t like to be wet or to have squishy, damp shoes! I’m a total baby. Best of luck to you, I’m sure you will have a blast!

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