The Good, the Better, and the "Ah Hell!"
I had two OCR's this last weekend including the one that went so badly last year that I had what might have been my first (and so far only) anxiety attack about 2.5 miles in. They went great! I grinned like a loon all the way through the anxiety one (7k) and thought the other one (5k) was too easy and while I don't regret doing it I won't be doing that one again.
Okay, not actually better, but also good. A friend I convinced to do a Rugged Maniac with me last year had a lot of fun and ended up signing up for a Spartan Trifecta this year. His Super was two weekends ago and it ended up getting called for lighting when he was 6 miles into an 8 mile course. So he has to try again in October. Last weekend, as I was doing my 7k, he was conquering the Beast. I wasn't sure if he was regretting his choice or hooked until today when he told me his plans of getting a Trifecta tattoo once he earns it and each year he gets one getting the year tattooed underneath. He's hooked!
The "Ah Hell!":
I have a....complicated friendship with this guy. I've known him since elementary school and through his worst, which was not pretty and there were parts that impacted me directly. We've stayed in contact because of mutual friends and he has since grown a lot and even apologized for all the crap he pulled a year or two ago. But it kinda bothers me (in a mostly friendly rivalry kinda way) that he's gonna get the Trifecta before me......unless I beat him to it. So now I'm considering buying a Trifecta pass and squeaking in with my own a week before he gets his second shot at the Super. Hubs is, well I can't really say supportive because he does not get it at all, but not unsupportive, even though every race will include a fair amount of travel since the closest one is like 8 hours away. Rangers - please tell me I can do this even though I can barely run a mile right now......