Tough Mudder Georgia…Conquered

If you remember a couple of weeks ago I blogged about my next challenge, Tough Mudder Georgia. I’m happy to say that I’m officially a Tough Mudder, and I have the orange headband to prove it!

For those of you who don’t know what a Tough Mudder is, it’s hard to explain. It’s part half-marathon, part insane asylum, part boot-camp (the military kind, NOT the kind you find down the road at your local gym). It’s cold (think “four-hour-ice-cream-headache” cold), exciting (15-foot jump into a lake, anyone?), wet (water EVERYWHERE), muddy (mud EVERYWHERE), miserable (40 degree temps with 25-35 MPH winds), and fun (despite all of that, we had a BLAST) all rolled into one. It’s a challenge to both your physical strength and your mental stamina all at the same time.

We started out cold, we ended colder. We started out energized (thank you 5-Hour Energy!), and ended exhausted. We started out dry, and ended soaked. But most importantly: We started…we finished. As a team. I couldn’t have done it without Brian, Dino, Graham, and Winston there by my side. Thanks to Collin and Bjon for videoing and photographing the whole thing! We made some memories this past weekend. Ones that will be with us for a lifetime. Here’s a glimpse of what we went through (click on the first picture to pull up a slide show):

QUESTION: When do YOU plan on signing up for a Tough Mudder?