Our crew conquered this weekend in Temecula. We played hard and every single one of us crossed that finish line with something so much more than a medal. This race for me was so emotional for a couple of reasons. Which is kind of shocking, because I am not someone who shows a lot of emotion. You will rarely see me cry.
As I looked around at my crew all holding hands in a circle before we started the race, I was filled with so much love for these people. Each one has worked so hard. We have literally left all we had on the mats( a martial arts term)every single workout. My eyes fixed on my 19-year-old son that was running his first race. I then saw my baby sis and my brother-in-law, and at that point I realized we had already won. I had family, and all my friends that have become family. What else could you ask for. These people are the best people that I have ever known. Every single one of us is driven, ready to work, willing to help and accept any challenge in our way. We love each other and watch out for one another. We sweat, laugh, die, and bleed together.
The BEAST was a good opportunity to put our work to the challenge and it did not disappoint. The cliff climbs were intense and the down hills were death traps. The hardest thing about this race is the mental game. I am sure that every single person at some point had an ‘Oh Crap’ moment, where they really wanted to give up.
Our team was ready for this! We work hard on passing our mental limits.
And we took the beast and made it ours.
We are a team! We are BADASS! And we will conquer anything that we get our hands on.
We WON in so many more ways than just receiving that medal.
Much love, AMIE
P.S-We want you in our group. We are planning our next adventure tomorrow night and I will let you all know what it will be.