In March of last year I had recently discovered about a mud run called “Tough Mudder”, it’s a 10-12 mile run with 20-25 military-style obstacles. Immediately after learning about it I knew I wanted to do one, but I thought to myself “someday I will”.
After avidly watching video over video of this crazy, fantastic and challenging event I decided that the time was now; I was going to make it happen! So I logged on their website, found the event nearest to where I live and signed up. Was I scared? You bet I was! But the feeling I experienced after completing the last obstacle and having the headband placed over my head, made it all worth it. I never thought I could complete the challenge; even after I signed up it was all so surreal until I started running. The whole time during the course this thought kept going through my mind: “I can’t believe I’m doing this!”
By sharing this experience with you I hope that you take home at least this one message: reach for your dreams! No matter how scary, how intimidating, how challenging they may seem, you can conquer and achieve them. You are stronger, more powerful and more capable than you know!
Now, find that one goal that frightens you, that one “forbidden dream”; write down a plan, a method of how you’re going to achieve it. Now go do it. Remember: you are stronger than you think you are.
Stephanie Rose Zoccatelli
Fitmark Ambassador 2013