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Saturday, 17 May 2014

| fitness | the junkie

My friends, family and colleagues all ask the same thing - why the hell am I putting myself through this?

These ridiculous obstacles races, the endless training, the pain, the tiredness, the expense. Why?

Well, it's a long story, but last January I had a huge health scare - sufficient that I started putting 'things' in order. Sufficient that I carried an envelope around in my bag that said 'just in case'. Sufficient that I started to withdraw from anything that could miss me, and sufficient that I sat down and had a long think.

Thankfully, I'm past all that, my body seems okay and I'm functioning fine (with the exception of the past few weeks where I'm running on around 60% but you know...). I decided however, that I wanted to get things done, and started exploring things I could focus on and that would be challenging.

Discovering the mental world of obstacle racing, I guess, was my outlet. It's definitely arbitrary, it's a self inflicted challenge that frustrates the hell out of people when my training gets in the way of other things, but this all means a lot.

To go from a time where getting out of bed was near impossible, where I would be constantly fearful of passing out and see myself losing weight and character to now crossing lines and overcoming my fears has been one of my greatest achievements to date.

Plus, I love the medals.

love sophie


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