Back in the beginning of January I was asked by a coworker to sign up for the Mudderella.
The Mudderella "courses are 5-7 miles and include 12 -15 obstacles. It's a true athletic challenge, designed to test all-around fitness." Having never even completed a full mile run, I was super apprehensive, but decided there was plenty of time to train for it (our run was May 9th). So the end of January is when I began my new fitness journey to get me in shape for this obstacle course race.
I began hitting the treadmill to work on my endurance. When I was in middle school, I was diagnosed with asthma. As an adult I rarely had asthma attacks, but I also rarely exercised so I wasn't quite sure how I would be able to handle the training. Fortunately for me I had access to a weight room at the high school I teach at, a certified fitness coach/body building competitor (one of my coworkers), and a marathon runner (another coworker/friend/the one who dragged me into this). With their help I knew I would be able to complete this "race".
We started training during the last week of January. It was midterms at the high school so we were working on a half day schedule. This meant I could hit the weight room at 12pm and still be showered and ready to pick up my son from daycare long before 4pm. I started slow on the treadmill. Just alternating between walking and running until I was able to run the full mile without stopping. We would work out 3-5 times a week, beginning with a cardio for 35-45 minutes and then weight training two body parts a day. By the time the Mudderella rolled around, I was in the best shape I have ever been in.