I’ve been meaning to put this blog post together for quite some time now.
Recently I plucked up the courage to take part in the obstacle race, RUNMAGEDDON in Poland. I have to say, I was terrified about deciding to do this, especially because i’m a germ freak and hate anything and everything related to bacteria. Most people who know me personally will very rarely see me without my hand sanitiser gel!
I knew this would be a challenge for me physically and mentally but I love nothing more than to push myself beyond my limits. They say “Your Biggest Fear Carries Your Greatest Opportunity for Growth” and that is exactly what happened!
Training Pays Off
And so my training began, running until i could no longer stand up, powering through bootcamp and crossfit, lifting weights, working out on the pull up bar and everything else fitness related to build up my core strength. Everyday for 3 months there wasn’t anything I didn’t get involved with when it came to the intense training and getting myself prepared for the RUNMAGEDDON!
Overcoming Obstacles as a Team
The lovely guys who created Runmageddon decided to create obstacles that are pretty much impossible to complete without the help of another member from your team. They claim it’s to promote cooperation and teamwork but when you’re sweating and rolling around in mud like a pig, you could certainly say it tested a lot more than co-operation!
I have to give it to Runmageddon for really thinking outside of the box, each and every race was a complete different story. New obstacles, a unique race field, with one thing that never changed – they always managed to push us over our limits!
I’ll never forget how I transformed from little Iza to Tarzan swinging from monkey bars over muddy rivers, climbing giant walls and roped spider webs, balancing on a 20 metre long piece of wood over a swamp of lovely mud and loads more. The list of obstacles was endless and EXHAUSTING but somewhat liberating and satisfying. The feeling of adrenaline pumping through my body was insane!
After crossing the finish line, or in this case a few months after crossing the finishing line, I wanted to put together this blog post to show you all my pictures and my personal journey. I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone when signing up for the Runmageddon. It made me realise that if you want results that you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. It’s all about learning and trying new things to get the results that just may surprise you.