I can 2nd and 3rd the mud runs, but I did a Foam Fest 5k, which involved a lot of mud! My 15 yr old DD did it with me and she kept me going, even when all i could do was walk, she stayed with me.
I also did a karaoke 5k where the runners received hand held plastic microphones and the music truck paced us, with speakers carried in jogging strollers.
so, the "fun" runs are worth the effort.
I have a friend that told me her insomnia was keeping her up so she went out walking any time of the night, usually around 4am. well, I offered to go with her if it was a bit later, and we have been doing that for a few weeks now. Cold, not fast, but it is energizing, and it is pretty cool to say at school at 8am that you have already exercised!
also, I have a few pieces of pre-kid clothing that I cannot let go of, and with the weight loss I have been doing, they actually are a possibility in a few, well, many months.
Just this week I went for a bra fitting at a fancy department store. Two bras I bought were "only" $40, and there is a definite lift that I needed!
Lastly, for now,may have more later, I have kept one dress and one pair of jeans that are big big big on my now, like, fall off, just like the ads, but I keep them so I can see how far i have come. Like, almost 80 lbs, with more to go. I considered joining Biggest Loser, but did not want to be away from my family that long.
I have lost over an inch...in my neck!! And lots more overall. I have been buying better shoes, and paying more attention to my nails and shaving my legs--if I look and feel good, it is easier to not sink into food when emotions hit.
So, thanks for starting this thread. I have yet to make it to a gym, but I know i need to add the weight training. I am getting flabby arms and I need to tone!!