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Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
Hey guys, Just wanna say sorry for my mass of inactivity. In the time of not posting I’ve been struggling with a few things. Firstly we moved house the same day as i did Tough Mudder. I haven’t said anything but TM was a big thing for me. I trained very hard for a year and i exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately the move meant that i couldn’t share the feeling/the moment with the people i love. My wife and kids remained at home moving. My friends/family failed to remember and didn’t come. Only my father made sure he was there to support me.
Once settled in and after TM i have been working seven days a week. A strain but a must, we all gotta get that money in right. Thankfully that’s come to an end and i get some sleep at the weekend now. To add to the mix my beautiful wife has been loosing alot of weight. So much so she has gone from a size 8 to a size 6. She was slim at size 8 but now all her clothes hang off her. Her eating habits are minimal, sometimes she will eat only a sandwhich at dinner and a very small meal portion about eight o’clock. This has me very worried, the kids are concerned and aware of her habits. Her work colleagues pester her about how thin she looks and she fails to see or want to see the drastic difference she has made. I try not to bring it to light and try to support without making an issue about it but i feel im failing. On top of all this shit, i feel lonely. I go to bed alone, because my wife is also suffering insomnia. I don’t see any of my few friends and have been having a few Crohns flare ups.
I have however taken steps to sort my mind and health. I’ve taken up martial arts again. Now studying Aikido. Hopefully this will be a small goal which will help me overtime to get everything else in line. Small steps, is always key. I hope all my followers have been well, and so to all my new followers. Somehow i have gained followers. Crazy!i
Anywho I’ve bored you enough with my crap and apologize i needed to vent some crap somehow. So much love and stay strong.
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Well i did Tough Mudder completed it bang on 2 hours. I started at the front of my wave and lead it all the way in till about mile two. That’s when i started catching the other wave up. Throughout the whole course i continued to pass people on the flat and on the hills. There was the odd person who did pass me but i often over took them at the obstacles due to them waiting for team members.
The obstacles themselves where fun, the first was two diagonal walls we had to climb over. Which i wasted no time at all on and threw myself over. The second was the dreaded artic enema. Huge skips filled with water and a foot of ice. The sheer shock to the system was bad let alone having to fight yourself mentally to force yourself to go under and through the other side. The moment i got out i wasted no time and was off like a bat out of hell. I had to keep my hands under my armpits to keep warn but once moving circulation kept me warm. The rest of the obstacle where pretty easy and fun. It was the terrain which had many suffering. Speaking to one chap who already done two other tough murders this year. This was definitely the hardest. The Yorkshire moors where covered in bog, steep inclines, twisting woodland.
Toward the end i managed to whiz up Everest in one go throwing myself high onto the platform and on two the fina l two.
The hang tough, monkey bars over a pit of water. Which the sneaky buggers hadn’t secured the poles so they twisted in your hands. Plenty of folk dropped because of this, i managed to stay strong here and kept myself high not dangling with outstretched arms. A good core and upper body is definitely recommend for this. The final was a mile run toward the electric cables. Nothing much to worry about here. Yes they hurt, yes they make you seize up but if you go fast enough and keep yourself small you make it through.
All in all good crack. Been out of training now for about three weeks with the house move and getting settled. Time to start up again and explore my new town. 😌