I’ve talked about these kinds of races before and I even encouraged you to sign up for one with me. (Did you?) Well, I’m alive and can report back from last Sunday’s Tough Mudder. It. Was. Awesome.
Sure, an 11-mile course with 25 obstacles designed by the British Special Forces isn’t fun in the conventional sense. But you’ll have to take my word for it. (You might not want to watch this video from the exact course I ran or you’ll chicken out.) What’s great about the Tough Mudder is that the event isn’t timed and it’s all about teamwork. You won’t cross the finish line without giving or getting help from your teammates or from strangers.
The worst part was army crawling through slimy black mud while live wires dangled inches above my face – I got shocked three times. But it prepared me for the last obstacle – running through a forest of 10,000-volt wires just steps before the finish line. I sprinted across and got zapped only once. Free beer never tasted so good. And now I can say I’m one Tough Mudder.blog comments powered by Disqus