Driving into work today, I was listening to a female caller on the radio talk about her plans for the weekend - she is registered for the Tough Mudder. The deejays were asking her questions about the race like, 'How long is it?' 'How many obstacles are there?' And, she didn't know any of the answers.
I am registered for the Tough Mudder this weekend, and I am nervous. I think a race like this deserves respect and a little bit of fear is healthy. It's not something that you can sign up for and easily complete. It requires training and even then you never know what's going to happen on the day of, and it's the unknown that's a little bit scary but also what makes it exciting.
In the words of Nelson Mandela, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not the who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Good luck to everyone that is brave enough to conquer the Tough Mudder this weekend!