Runner. Mother. Wife. I started running to lose weight. I have lost over 50 lbs. I have done 2 half marathons, one full marathon, a duathlon, and two triathlons. Next up? My goal is to be happy. Be healthy. Be active. Challenge myself in ways I never dreamed of until I started this journey. Running is what got me started, but I recently discovered I love biking. Who knows where the road will take me.

I forgot to mention…

Aside from jumping off a plank 30 ft up in the air into muddy water (big fear!!), the highlight of the mudder was being able to carry snapthistiger for the Wounded Warrior obstacle.

I know my awesome team already posted a bunch of stuff, but sitting here tonight, thinking about it all, I just really had the best time. Every single one was so encouraging, inspiring, and motivating, especially awakemysoul69 when she rallied and finished strong!

I did not skip any obstacles. I tried everything. I swore, a lot. Ha! But I always kept going. I pushed myself in the running portions as much as I could, and when I got to something that scared the crap out of me, my teammates were great at helping me overcome those fears.

10/10 will do again. I have talked so much about it since I got home, my husband is now on board to do one too!

This just proves that girls can get shit done.

Before and after of the house today. 

S and I sweated our asses off in the heat to get it done so that my husband would not have to do anything once he got home from welding all day in 90-100 degrees.

I have to say we did a pretty awesome job.  No one lost any limbs while operating the saw, we didn’t get into one argument, and we probably lost 10 lbs from all the sweating we did.

Now I am showered and waiting for my husband to get home so I can head over to S’s house for air conditioning, ice cream, and Teen Mom.

We earned it.

This just proves that girls can get shit done.

Before and after of the house today.

S and I sweated our asses off in the heat to get it done so that my husband would not have to do anything once he got home from welding all day in 90-100 degrees.

I have to say we did a pretty awesome job. No one lost any limbs while operating the saw, we didn’t get into one argument, and we probably lost 10 lbs from all the sweating we did.

Now I am showered and waiting for my husband to get home so I can head over to S’s house for air conditioning, ice cream, and Teen Mom.

We earned it.

Joining the gang with my battle wounds.

I have just gotten in from working from the second I got home.

Exhausted doesn’t even begin to describe what I feel right now.

Tomorrow S (my neighbor) and I do more siding during the day and then I do even more siding with my husband when he gets home.

Joining the gang with my battle wounds.

I have just gotten in from working from the second I got home.

Exhausted doesn’t even begin to describe what I feel right now.

Tomorrow S (my neighbor) and I do more siding during the day and then I do even more siding with my husband when he gets home.

I am home.  I am hobbling around and bruised and banged up. I am also right back at siding the house.

I need a real rest day.

I am home. I am hobbling around and bruised and banged up. I am also right back at siding the house.

I need a real rest day.

I guess we know who is sleeping with who tonight!

I guess we know who is sleeping with who tonight!

How can I say no to this? 

Sheila is the best bartender.

How can I say no to this?

Sheila is the best bartender.

We did it! Team “Tumblin’ in the Mud” was the best team! Couldn’t have done it without them.

We are all Tough Mudders!

littlerunnergurl:

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Littlerunnergurl - oh my gosh you guys she really is little!

LRG cooked us a huge dinner of authentic manicotti (made with crepes) and a Guinness chocolate cake with Bailey’s Irish cream salted caramel frosting.

Amazing.

Tomorrow we sweat off all those calories at a Tough Mudder event.

What a great group of people!!!

Yesterday was great. I got to work in the kitchen and learn from one of the best. That food…seriously was so ridiculously good. I also got to meet some new great Tumblrs and just relax and enjoy the day.

Today we become tough mudders!

It’s going to be a fun day!

Tumblin’ through the mud might literally be just that.

Tumblin’ through the mud might literally be just that.

MN bound.  Tough Mudder ready.

MN bound. Tough Mudder ready.