Can I get a Heeeeelllllz yeah?!
This weekend, the sissys, Le Fiance and a good friend all ran the
Tough Mudder up in West Virgina.
We signed up back in the winter where I had over four months to prepare,
so I felt super stoked and pumped.
Well, enter the holidays, lack of motivation and oh yeah
and all of a sudden race day was here
and Pinky was feeling super unprepared.
I've been stressing about this race for the past month,
because both my cardio and strength have been le poop.
The weather also freaked me out, because despite the beautiful
70s & 80s we enjoyed during the week,
our weekend forecast called for a HIGH of 50!
OH EM GOSH!
Y'all KNOW I don't do cold. UGH! NO!
In case you were unaware,
many of the Tough Mudder obstacles
Yeah, 50s and water
does NOT a happy Pinky make.
But, I paid for it so I was in it,
whether I liked it or not.
We chose to run on Sunday instead of Saturday
which was one of the GREATEST decisions ever.
Saturday night everyone piled in C's car and we drove
to Winchester to stay the night before our 11am
start time on Sunday morning.
Even though we were starting at 11, we were
still in the first group, which is KEY Y'all.
Less people in lines at obstacles,
which is 100% important.
We were up bright and early around 8am
and were ready to race around 10.
The MC was incredible and got everyone pumped
at the starting line.
After singing the National Anthem
and taking a 10 second moment of silence
for our fallen comrades we were off.
Pre Race Picture
Ladies, it was so much fun.
It was 100% TOUGH,
but 90% fun.
I took away 10% because of one
OBSTACLE called the Arctic ENEMA!
Basically you jumped into an ice bath,
swim under a wooden beam
and resurface in ANOTHER tub of ice.
I LITERALLY LOST MY BREATH.
UGH, I'm freezing just thinking about it, shiver.
It took a 1/2 mile or so before we all warmed up,
but we were able to get moving at a decent pace.
I'm proud to say the girls only failed 1 obstacle,
the monkey bars.
C was a rockstar and completed them all,
that's why I'm marring him of course :)!
We kept a decent clip throughout the course
but were okay walking every now and then.
Tough Mudder had hydration and snack stations
throughout the course and those came in clutch.
I'm really proud of how well we did as a team
and how we conquered the obstacles.
It got really chilly near the end, but it was SO AWESOME
crossing the finish line together
and receiving the sought after
TOUGH MUDDER HEADBAND & SHIRT!
I had planned to take an after picture,
however a mini bout of the major freezies
prevented us all from doing ANYTHING
but getting changed and warm.
THANK GOODNESS for HEAT blankets.
Once everyone put on new and warm clothes
we were fine and enjoyed the freebies at the end of the race.
Below is a picture of the crew on our bus ride
to the cars.
We were all famished after the race so we stopped at
Outback and demolished some food.
The drive home was quick and easy,
but boy did our muscles tighten up.
I spent the rest of the evening stretching and doing laundry
before passing the heck out.
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100% Earned Baby!
I can't say enough good things about the Tough Mudder.
Parking and shuttles ran smoothly and the staff
on and off the course were phenomenal.
Mad Props TOUGH MUDDER,
I'm coming for you again!