On June 13th 2015, I completed my 3rd ToughMudder challenge.
I have to tell ya – it was the most difficult one yet! I was honestly trying to be in the best shape of any other year – but alas – I felt like a failure almost halfway through.
BUT – I learned more about teamwork at this event more than at any other time in my life.
I learned what it is like to receive empathy.
I mean, pure, true, unfiltered, nonjudgemental, care and concern from people who love you enough to (literally) lift you up from the mud (repeatedly) and genuinely want you to succeed and not quit!
It was humbling.
I am grateful.
And because of my teammates, I was able to finish – strong.
I want to show more empathy:
the ability to be able to understand and share the feelings of another
but I learned this weekend that it is also empowering/refreshing to receive it…
Empathy is perfect when it is reciprocated.
That said, here is the part where I humblebrag on facebook…