For the past few years, I’ve been doing Rugged Maniac and Warrior Dash obstacle races. I scheduled myself for two races this year, but withdrew from Warrior Dash due to a July wedding conflict. I find myself staring down my September 12th Rugged Maniac race with extreme trepidation. I usually start running in the Spring but when I could not participate in the July race, I pretty much shut down my training. I’m out of shape and now there’s probably not enough time to prepare…I’m toast.