I started all of these shenanigans in September 2016. Bought my participant ticket fit the event in June 2017 and gave myself plenty of time to lose weight by eating healthy and increasing daily activity. Now I am ready to take it up a notch (as soon as I'm completely over this flu); I'm thinking I'll dive into W1D1 on Friday. I'm in Carnation, which is practically due east of Seattle and I'm getting of an age (48 this year) where I need to get up or shut up. Happy and healthy is my goal. I figure if I can make it through a tough mudder event, I'm healthier than I was.