To get us a bit more comfortable with what we are about to embark on for 24 hours, we signed up for True Grit in Adelaide. At least this way we would have a good idea on what the obstacles will be, and how grueling the whole thing will be.
The good news is, that we both found that we should be able to complete the course without any troubles (I will probably struggle with the high wall, however if I can find a way to climb up, I should be alright). It was an absolutely magnificent day, the sun was shining and the atmosphere was electric, the location was just beautiful in amongst the vineyard of oranges and watermelons. This is has to be one of my favourite locations, some of the track seems long especially running through the vineyards, but it was well worth the trip.
There is that panic moment at the start of every event that we do, the toilet and I get very equated before any event as the nerves and adrenalin kick in, the self doubt rears its ugly head and more often then not you wonder why you are doing these events, until that first bell, whistle, horn or flame goes. The beating heart starts to get to a normal pace and now all you can think about is that moment in time. As adrenalin moves around your body and breathing is a struggle, you contemplate that you must actually be quite unfit if you cant even breath at this stage of event until you come to the realisation, its not the fact your are unfit or incapable, its the adrenalin pumping.
It always catches you by surprise, when you find that all of a sudden you are in a situation that you really dont like and a moment of panic passes through your body. This was the point when we went through the tunnel, that was filled with water (but not enough to get completely submerged), so you think you have enough room to swim through and still breath. Nope, completely wrong! Most definitely had no room to breath and it was at this point when you have that panic moment - weird really as it came from no where. Just another thing to work on before the event in a month!!
Keeping you posted on the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. Letting you know about courses, events and general health and fitness.