Monday, January 26, 2015

Back in Training for Mudderella

I happened to see a video on Youtube that reminded me of my favorite day of Basic Military Training School. It showed an event called Mudderella, a five- to seven-mile obstacle course through the mud. (One difference: I did not end up falling in the water and getting wet during basic training.)




It looked like so much fun I signed up for it and started doing the Navy Seal Workout to get in shape. The organization automatically set up a donation page on my behalf for anyone who would like to contribute to  Futures without Violence, an organization that gets four out of four stars from Charity Navigator.

This short vacation will also function as a chance to adapt myself to some hardship, something the ancient Stoics recommended to keep your desires in check and appreciate what you have. The obstacle course might be fun, but the training, the three-hour drive and, probably, staying at another hostel-style hotel won't be.

6 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Should we call you Lori Mudderella I wonder?

I wish you all the best in your venture and look forward to hearing how things go.

Meantime - I'm having a gentle stroll around the park LOL

Take Care and .......

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

Well, back when I had H. pylori, a coworker called me Lori Pylori.

Galina L. said...

Exercising should be the source of an excitement and joy, or it would be a source of a torture.

Lori Miller said...

My problem is that I get bored with a certain workout and have to find something different.

Galina L. said...

I feel like I just can't shut up about wonders of pole fitness, but may be I just found a very good set of instructors.

Lori Miller said...

I understand--I felt the same way about dancing. The problem was that there were too few leads.