A mate of mine saw my post last night about feeling overweight and sluggish and he’s feeling like he’s in the same boat. So he’s gone and challenged me, and himself to do the Tough Mudder in November. We have signed up for the one in the Southern Highlands, South West of Sydney. For anyone that doesn’t know what the Tough Mudder race is, it’s lunacy disguised as a 20 kilometre run. Yes, nearly half a marathon. But it’s not as simple as just running that far. They throw walls in front of you and make you climb them along with net walls, mud slides and make you climb through pipes half submerged in muddy water. The crowning glory of this 20 kilometre insanity? Electrified cables that brush you and zap you with a few thousand volts while you are trying not to die. I guess if you have a heart attack then the electric shock might kick start you again?

Now anyone knows that radical changes in lifestyle are hardest to maintain so I’m not going to start going for 20 kilometre runs straight away. I’d be blogging from hospital if I did. No, I’ve downloaded an app that takes you from not running to running up to 5 km over a matter of weeks. Then I’ll start to build on that to be able to even contemplate 20km. Tonight the eating started the overhaul process too. Some salmon fillet and SIX different kinds of veggies steamed and eaten with some lemon juice and a hint of chilli. Yummy.

This is a video from a Tough Mudder here in Australia a couple of years ago to give you an idea.