About six months ago we had this great idea to sign up for Tough Mudder. It’s basically a 20 km run peppered with crazy obstacles about every kilometer. When we signed up with friends we had the best of intentions. Intentions to train hard; intentions to eat well; intentions to remember we signed up for it … This past weekend was when the event itself came around and boy we were ready to take it on. The event was held about 90 minutes out from Perth and we met up with our team, Team Beefcake, at the event. Team Beefcake had seven (awesome) people. We had a great variety of nationalities, heights, ages, muscle mass, lack of muscle mass, a token girl (me) and a gladiator (literally, from the 2008 TV show).
We started the race with kneeling on the ground with the Tough Mudder pledge – I’m not gonna lie, kneeling in a rocky field hurts your knee! Then it was time for the race. Since it was a field we were running through probably the biggest danger was breaking your darn ankle on all of the big rocks. Then the real obstacles began – we had to crawl through mud under barbed wire, crawl and run through live electrical wires (that shocked you – big time), swim through a sea container filled with ice, carry large logs, climb over wooden walls, climb over more wooden walls, wade through mud, more mud, and water, and jump over bales of hay. I’m sure there was more but the electrical shocks might’ve removed a bit of my memory.
Today I’m limping a big and my legs look a bit like a leper given all the scrapes and bruising. The most important thing of the day was that we started as a team and we finished as a team. Go Team Beefcake!