Tough Mudder Virginia
October 23, 2011
Since the Super Secret Spy and I didn't register until late in the game, our start time wasn't until noon on Sunday. Little did we know this would turn out to be in our favor. The setting was the beautiful Wintergreen Resort. It was the perfect setting to have your a** handed to you for a challenging event. The ski slopes and nature terrain added my favorite element!
I wish I had photos from the face marking and packet pickup but I don't. Somehow I forgot all about wanting to take photos until we were already through bag check. I will have more photos of our team once I can get the super secret spy to stop saving the world long enough to send them to me.
What follows are most of the obstacles with the Tough Mudder websites caption and how our team handled each one.
Block me in for the next 20 minutes, grab a cup of coffee because you are going to be here a while.
Thanks in advance for reading all this.
Our team made short work of this obstacle. We were starting to get dirty and the real fun was just beginning.The next obstacle was one of the ones I was dreading.
Welcome, No Upper Body Strength Shelly.
"NUBSS" attempted this challenge but did not make it across without swimming. The super secret spy and M breezed through it and S made it almost the entire way before swimming too.
The Log Bog Jog – Because running through a swamp isn’t tough enough, you’ll have to hop over or under a series of fallen trees
After fighting our way through a forest trail blocked by fallen logs we ended up at the next obstacle. All our team members made it across without swimming. There were hugs and high fives for everyone!
This photo is not from my actual event. And I don't just say this because I was terrified of going over those walls....yeah two of them, but our walls were taller! They were 12 feet tall. This is a photo of the first set of walls.
We went into this challenge single file. S and I got zapped a couple times. Only one was hard. The guys didn't admit to any discomfort. They are far too tough to feel a measly shock.
There were so many interesting costumes and people to see. The entire experience was amazing. I'll save my criticisms for a later post. And there are a few. But I asked to be challenged when I signed up and Tough Mudder delivered.
I couldn't have asked for a better team and nicer fellow Mudders to complete this event with.
Thanks to all other Mudders who push my butt through this challenge.
9.8 miles. 25 obstales. A great afternoon.
We are Tough Mudders!
No post is complete without a classic over head shot.