On to the tire pull. I was not very confident with this one but the tire ended up being a lot lighter than what I had practiced with, bonus! The excitement about finishing tire pull was short lived after finding out that box jumps was next. My mouth went dry and I felt sick again. It was incredibly hard watching other compete before me for two reasons: I was intimidated by those who breezed through them and felt great empathy for those who struggled. I started off strong but quickly felt defeated, it was SO hard! I could see the clicker and felt my heart sink when I saw 30. I wanted to give up so badly. There was no way I could complete another 20, properly, before the three minutes was up. But then I could hear my team and husband, they were loud and proud. I had to keep going, I could not let them down. I dug deep, pulled up my big girl panties and finished as strong as I could. Then I saw them writing my time down. Oh. My. Gosh. I crushed my trial time by almost 30 seconds! I was bewildered and a little dizzy from the jumps but I did it!
After I was done my jumps I thought the rest of the day would be easy. Little did I know an extra 35lbs would show me who was boss and the obstacle course proved to be a lot more difficult than I originally thought. But at the end of the day I completed all of the events. What a huge relief! We all did it! I knew we were all strong women before but at the end of the day we were superhuman. Not only that but we proved that we are SUPERMOMS and we showed our kids how far hard work and determination can get you.
I have come so far since my high school car accident. I bet those doctors who wrote me off, and told my parents that I would be physically and mentally disabled, never would have guessed that I would later go on to graduate from university, get married, have a baby and compete in a fitness competition! I have never felt stronger and more proud of myself.