I did it! I survived the Rugged Maniac 5K. It was a very neat experience. 50 degrees, rainy and nothing but red clay mud for 3.2 miles with a few obstacles thrown in. It I looked like I had an orange glow after the race.
I was just happy for the day to come so I could get it over with. In the end, after it was over, I think I enjoyed it. I felt alive. Thats a good feeling. Out of over 2000 people, I finished in the top 35 people. Not too bad for my first time. I think if I buckle down and train for something like this, I could be a competitor. It was fun. Maybe I will step out of retirement and start competing in these warrior/rugged race events.
Feeling alive is good.