Weirdly I always like to get to an event nice and early (at least an hour before we start), especially when you suffer from runners bum and need to go to the bathroom at least 500 times before you run. The time you get through registration and saying your hello's, before you know it, its time to run. So you could imagine the morning I had, giving myself half an hour to get up and out the door, this didn't give me enough time to wash, get ready and have breakfast (I am seriously going to regret this later), so as I woke up Dave and started to run out the door, I grabbed the only quick thing on hand (a banana), not my usual sustainable breakfast of oats, that would allow me to have enough energy throughout a short course race this of course in-conjunction with a couple of Vfuel gels (seriously if you haven't tried these, get on it - they are the best, no dodgy tummy or sickly sweet flavour).
About the SUCK..
Ok, you may have to be a little crazy for signing up to something that is called the SUCK, a 12 hour overnight event, nothing like an obstacle race, so going into the complete unknown. Maybe I signed up because of the bloody hand on the website or the fact that it had the words extreme in the title that makes you want to sign up to these things? Maybe as with most things, I am just damn stupid. I like to think its about testing my own strength, abilities and endurance, to see how far I have come and of course to find out if I can actually do it. It could be because I was brought up with my dad in the Marines. I will probably never really know why I want to do it, except that I really do love it.
Keeping you posted on the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. Letting you know about courses, events and general health and fitness.