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May 17

Yikes! I’ve committed to a Tough Mudder, now what!

Friday posts are for fun!  That is not in debate. What is in debate is whether what I have gotten myself into can be considered “fun!”

I have officially declared that I’m all in as a team member for the St. Louis Tough Mudder  Obstacle Course. I know, right!  What was I thinking.

Not familiar with a Tough Mudder course? This will catch you up to speed.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, 700,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

Although I work out 4-5 times a week, I have never been a runner.  So, the training started Monday morning.  I am following the Jeff Galloway training method in hopes that having a plan will be most beneficial. I have never been embarrassed of my age, so I will tell you that my 46 year old body is letting me know what it thinks about the training so far!

But, the Tough Mudder is way more than just being able to run 12 miles.  Here is a copy of the St. Louis obstacle course.  Click on the map for examples of the obstacles that we “STEEL STIFFENED” team members, along with hundreds of others will be facing on September 14th.

StLouis2013_SampleMap

Although my family thinks I’m crazy, and some have expressed their doubts in my ability to finish the course, I say a resounding “YES” this is fun!

Have a great weekend!

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