Inner Strength

Last week was a rollercoaster of emotions and attitudes for me.  Coming off the GoRuck Challenge I seemed to be on a GoRuck high through at least Tuesday or Wednesday.  Once I came down off the high I realized that I was in fact a different person.  It wasn’t like I was a completely transformed person mind you but different nonetheless.  It is almost like an increased inner strength an acknowledgement of confidence that has always been there but always just under the surface that has now been thrust to the forefront of who I am.  I can’t explain the pride I feel when I see my GoRuck Tough patch that I earned. 

My training last week was abbreviated since I was recovering physically from the GoRuck Challenge and still not sleeping very well with my 2 month old son still crying and eating at night.  My physical ailments and soreness went away pretty quickly but struggling to get enough sleep was my biggest issue.  I finally had a chance to go for a run on Friday morning and it felt great to get back out there.  The weather has certainly turned cooler and I am still adjusting my gear to see what works for the cooler temperatures.  This still seems better than dealing with the oppressive heat and humidity over the summer so for that I am thankful. 

My GoRuck GR1 rucksack came in the mail as well last week.  I ordered mine too late to use it during the GoRuck challenge so I will have to break it in on my own.  I have since used it to carry my gear and weights to the park for my circuit workout and I look forward to beating the hell out of it for years to come.  These rucksacks are a little expensive but they are made in America by hard working American workers and from what I have seen they look like they can take just about anything thrown at them.  I’ll certainly be posting more about it as I incorporate it into my training. 

GoRuck GR1

 We have added another teammate for the Tough Mudder Keep Movin’ team this week after one of my GoRuck teammates decided to join the fun.  The reservations for our camp site have been made and the rest of our planning is underway.  80 days seems further away than it is especially with the holiday season approaching.  I know our team is kicking their training into high gear these last few months and they’ll be ready to kick this Tough Mudder’s ass come January.

I do want to take a moment and remind you all that as part of the Tough Mudder experience we are also raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project.  If you are unfamiliar with the Wounded Warrior Project, click here to learn more.  You can also click here to support the Keep Movin’ team with donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.  These wounded soldiers need our help after sacrificing so much for our freedom.

Keep Movin’ friends…it’s the only way to get where you’re going!

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