Pull up and free hang training allowed me to conquer the "Just the Tip". I also trained hard on monkey bars, figuring on the Funky Monkey. It got me through it like nothing.
This training allowed me to kick ass and have a blast with those I hooked up with. Shayne was right. I helped as many as I could. Then I became an honorary member of a team running the event together. What great camaraderie!
My Achilles heel is heights. Ladder to Hell and Mudderhorn were my nemeses going into this, but I flew over them like nothing was in my way. Berlin wall was hard, but I got it.
I had three heart surgeries in 2019 starting with open heart surgery in May 2019 and culminating in dual PCI for the final repair in Nov. 2019. I've been building my way back and tried running, but my knee failed due to an old injury. Cycling, walking, hiking, and swimming have been my recovery regimen. My knee failed during training in 2020 and my 5k dream was stolen from me. Today I stole it back.
Great folks - Wonderful day. I will never forget this day and the people I conquered with. This will not be the last time I do something for the first time!
Thank you Shayne and Mudders for all your support!
It was super helpful as a first timer. Helped me kick my training up to prepare for the event.