Yep, that’s me – climbing over a 20 foot wall as one of the obstacles in a crazy physical and mental challenge. It was hard getting up there initially. At first I had to jump up and grab a ledge to pull myself up in order to start the climb. Once I reached the top I was petrified to swing my legs over and start climbing down the other side – backwards and not able to see what was below me.
Some of the other obstacles were:
- Tire drags
- Spear throw (x 3)
- Raising a 50lb bucket 20 feet over a ledge with a rope, and then slowly lowering it
- Crawling under barbed wire in a pool of mud
- Filling a 10 gallon bucket with rocks and carrying it while walking a set path for 1 km
- Fire jump
- Rock wall
- Rope climb
- Over, under, through
- Parallel bar arm walk
- Running though a mud hole chest deep (when I tried to get out of it I lost my shorts, and everything that was under my shorts – embarrassing!)
The obstacles above are separate from a 16 km run. If you fail any one of these obstacles, 30 burpees are required per each failed obstacle.
No safety nets: just me trusting myself in knowing I could do it.
I was a warrior that day and proud of what I accomplished. I moved from dangerous challenge to the next exhausting challenge – not knowing what was next – completing them all except the rope climb (I was full of mud and way too slippery). I was so sore I couldn’t move without pain for a week.
But I survived.
Next to clawing my way out of the shit hole Mr. Perfect threw me in due to his heinous acts, it was the most mentally and physically exhausting thing I had ever done in my life. But I survived.
And I will survive this too.