On September 21, 2012, I officially became a Tough Mudderette! When pondering back on my experience withTough Mudder in Tahoe, there are no words to express the whirlwind of emotions that withheld me through it all. I had the pleasure to run with about 14 people and for the most part, we all stuck together.
A lot of the obstacles challenged a person mentally from the electroshock, freezing water, small enclosed spaces to being afraid of heights. I myself, was uneasy of the ice bathe but when you have your teammates, you never want to let them down let alone yourself. It’s a test to see how much you can push yourself. Shockingly, the toughest part for me was running the hills. They were calf killers.
Although I had mud everywhere and anywhere, crossing the finish line with my teammates was awesome. We received our orange headbands and t-shirts stamping us as an official Tough Mudder and downing a nice cold beer as a bonus reward. This was definitely an unforgettable experience. Not only are you supporting the Wounded Warrior Project but you are participating in an event that makes you a better person at the end of the day and not to mention tons of fun. I highly suggest for someone to put Tough Mudder on their “To Do List” in life.
“As a Tough Mudder I pledge that…
I understand that tough mudder is not a race but a challenge
I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time
I do not whine – kids whine
I help my fellow mudders complete the course
I overcome all fears”