In less than two months, Tough Mudder will open there race season right here in Pensacola*. It will be our 4th Tough Mudder, our fourth headband, and the fourth time our team Gunz & Glutes will finish this race. After our second Tough Mudder in Atlanta, I took the post-race survey and expressed my feelings of disappointment, because it seemed that had made the obstacles too easy and were skimping on the obstacles themselves.
Well, I guess you should be careful what you ask for, because obviously they listened to me (they probably sat around their brainstorming table and actually said things like "Amy Workman said in her survey"...and "Amy Workman is so pretty that we should make this obstacle for her"...)because they have added 10 new obstacles and upgraded 10 old obstacles. It appears they have included more obstacles involving supporting your own body weight, which could lead to doom and despair for this thick bottomed girl, as supporting an estimated 179 pounds can prove daunting. But I am still pretty excited nonetheless.
The original Funky Monkey Obstacle. Our first race I made it about 4 rungs in. Now, I make it all the way across.
Heather is the only person I know who runs through hot wires with her tongue out, smiling.
Earning her first headband.
So, if it is something you want to do. Go for it. Signing up for a race is a great motivator. Finishing the race is a great motivator as well.
Kaity coming out of the Artic Enema. This is my least favorite obstacle. Your body is in shock.
Fire in the Hole. Heather holding her nose. Sooooo tough.
Our friend Beau. Beau works with computers. Can you tell? Sometimes Beau tries to help and lift me over obstacles. Um...it doesn't ever workout.
The toe-touch off of Walk the Plank.