Saturday, September 9, 2017 I ran the full 10 mile tough mudder and got dirtier and more sore than I have been in a long while! The tough mudder was intimidating driving up, but once it got started, I had a blast. The event had high energy and was packed with a ton of people who were for the most part in high spirits. There were all sizes and shapes and teamwork was more of a focus than competition, which made it pretty enjoyable.
The tough mudder involved 10 miles of length with 25 obstacles scattered throughout. Some of my favorite included the block-ness monster, augustus gloop, everest 2.0, pyramid scheme, and funky monkey revolution. The organizers, of course, saved the worst for last with the electroshock therapy, which I ran through and got jolted three times on the way through.
The most difficult part for me was running, with some stretches seeming to be a couple miles between obstacles, especially at the beginning of the race. Considering I typically only run 1-2 miles at most, I really enjoyed that some obstacles had waiting lines to catch your breath before running to the next one. Everyone I encountered was friendly and eager to help and many were taking a much slower pace than I was, which made me feel not so bad for walking during certain stretches!
I’m not sure if I’ll do another race like this in the future, but I am definitely happy with myself for doing a 10 mile event and experiencing the tough mudder for the first time!
Here’s a video of the same event posted by another mudder: