We headed out to the mountain early in the morning. (We like earlier heats so we can finish while it’s still day light) During the night before it had thunder stormed and therefore everything started a half hour later. This is common but it just adds stress to your mental state at the starting line. At the starting line we climbed over the wall into the corral. It’s interesting to watch other people and how careless they are. Some people jumped the start wall and instead of lowering to the ground they would jump down hard and a few almost twisted their ankles. Another girl who seemed to have no spatial awareness upon swinging her leg over the wall kicked another woman right broadside the head. All this and we haven’t even started yet. This is a race of FOCUS. At the end of the day we all still must return to work and our lives. Injury is not what you want from the starting line let alone anywhere during the race. When you look around you can see thoughts like “Am I going to finish before dark?” “Am I going to finish at all?” “I don’t feel ready” “I am SO ready for this” “I am so excited” “I am not excited at all” “Why am I even doing this” “I’m scared” “I’m charged and ready to go” “what was I thinking” But as soon as that horn blows it’s all “READY OR NOT HERE WE GO”
I am a SPARTAN BEAST!