I am overwhelmed with emotion. There is no one word that would describe this
experience for me, but all of the following
Inspired - by my team mates who faced each and every challenge even though there was fear. They all worked so hard and proved that they are all
Supported- by all our families and friends that took the time to come and
cheer us on and look after our little ones and ESPECIALLY by my team mates who were there every step/jump of the way!
Strong- not because I flipped a 284lb tire 5 times but because after bashing
my shins on the box jump a few times I still completed that event even
though my head was screaming at me to quit
Proud - just really freakin proud of my team mates and myself that we
overcame our fears and challenges and completed every event.
Challenged - from the very beginning I knew that this competition would push
me and challenge me in so many ways. Being somewhat competitive( not
wanting ever to be last), I knew in my heart that a competition would really
help me to push myself as I worked toward my goal. I had set a personal goal
to be in the top half of the novice group, which I think I met
Determined-to compete again and better my times
Exhilarated/empowered- the energy and excitement from yesterday has left me with a huge feeling of accomplishment, I cannot wait to do it again!
I think even as important as all of the above that these last few months
have really helped me see myself differently. I am working hard at
overcoming a negative body image and I am finally beginning to see myself as an athlete.