Tired is just a mindset – that’s what I’ll be telling myself while I’m running, climbing, jumping, diving and ducking my way through my first obstacle race because tomorrow I’m participating in Diva Dash sponsored by Shape, Luna, Asics and Sahale Snacks. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. Not only is this my first obstacle run but my rock-star BFF Alexis is doing it with me!
SHAPE Diva Dash is a Women’s-Only Obstacle Adventure Run that tests every woman’s strength, dedication, focus and sheer perseverance. It’s three miles where Ninja skills, Marathon runners’ dedication, and Crocodile Dundee reflexes will come in handy as we climb over tight ropes, run through tires, climb rope walls and push ourselves to the limit. Please note :: you don’t need any special skills though – just the belief that you can do it and the craziness to try!
You think I’d be scared or nervous since I haven’t worked out in over a month (due to my donation process) but you know what? I’m not. I’m not even that nervous (not like I was for my triathlon, 10K or 5 mile race). Instead I’m excited! Like I told Alexis – this is meant to be a fun experience where we can act like kids again.
So rather than wishing me luck, I double-dog dare you to do something wild and crazy yourself tomorrow! Go trail running for the first time, try rock-climbing, jump in the car and just drive, tell someone you love them, anything that makes your heart race.
Because I truly believe :: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!