I have not 'trained' in a traditional sense, so that makes me a little unsettled. I exercise in small doses sporadically but rarely get my heart rate up for a sustained period of time, so I'm sure to have a slap in the face with reality. Just tonight I went to walk the dog around the neighborhood, attempted a jog and only made it to the end of the street. Not only am I not very interested or good at jogging, I can't even stop myself from leaking urine!
I thought my stress incontinence would be improved by now, but unfortunately it's not, which is embarrassing and inconvenient in a race. I'm going to have to wear a Poise pad and try to focus on squeezing my pelvic floor in for the entire 6 kilometers (3.75 miles) not to mention the crazy obstacles.
|How about an obstacle called 'Swimmin' in Pee'?|
I just want to wear a funky race costume, people watch, have some good laughs and drink a beer or two at the end. My friends and I are still brainstorming on costumes, but I suspect they are going for girly-girl cute and I always go for ridiculous.
I've been feeling a little discouraged and burnt out from the end of the kids' school year and juggling it all and I almost wanted to bail on doing the race. Now I'm thinking maybe it might just cheer me up and give me a boost of happiness. The main thing to remember is that it's just for fun for athletes (or wanna-bes) of all (or no) abilities. I know I'm not a weakling when it comes to strength and agility so even though I'm not a hard core gladiator, I know I won't be a total failure. And when I pee my pants along the way, the mud will just camouflage it - perfect.