Friday, October 26, 2012

Tough Mudder: Missouri

Tough Mudder. Hmm, where do I begin? It was probably one of the funnest things I have ever done as well as one of the hardest... mentally. To be honest, I didn't find it to be as hard physically as I did mentally. I mean, preparing yourself to jump into ice cold water and I do mean ICE filled water isn't something you can necessarily prepare yourself for. It was freezing (34 degrees)  and it was painful, but it was fun! They do a great job of embracing everyone's fears. Throughout the race you will encounter fire, heights, enclosed obstacles, water, electricity, bugs, mud, mud, more mud and countless other things. You will get dirty, you will fall down, you will help others but most of all, you WILL laugh.

Now, the next day I was so sore, I couldn't sit down on the toilet and it took me forever to get up from tying my shoes. haha. I was sore from all the mud climbing, hay bale climbing, falling, running and more climbing. Would I do it again.. definitely! I loved it that much. Ok, I know.. lots of people are wondering about the electroshocktherapy. Well, it hurts. I saw it take grown men down straight to their face. It's a weird feeling that I can't really describe. It's like a popping sound and feeling throughout your body. However, I found Electric Eel to be worse. I couldn't get out of there fast enough and it's rather painful. I was probably shocked about 6 times on that one. Yet.. it was fun. I know.. weird.

Anyway.. thanks to my mother in-law for taking these photos of us eating mud and wearing it. If you ever get the chance to do a Tough Mudder.. do it. You can skip obstacles if need be and no one will say anything to you about it. The amount of team work and the help from complete strangers is an amazing feeling. Everyone is in this together and everyone's goal is to just finish. The comradery throughout the event is worth the race alone. I found it to be that awesome!!