|Donate your muddy shoes here|
Tough Mudder is a team event but I did it on my own. Originally I was doing the South London Tough Mudder in a team of 10 but one by one everyone dropped out until it was just me left all by myself. It wasn’t even my idea in the first place and here I was, doing it solo!
I’ve already completely 3 half-marathon and am a very keen runner so I made a 12 week training plan which consisted mostly of running but also a bit of strength training and yoga. Yoga is amazing because I have really tight hips and as a result, my hips are fine. After the Cardiff half marathon last October, my left hip was in agony and I couldn’t run again until February and I had to see a physio. No amount of training could have prepared me for Tough Mudder. The ‘Artic Enema’ was scarier than skydiving. I jumped into deep, ice-filled water then had to swim underneath a skip thing. It was pitch black and I wasn’t sure if there was still anything above me so kept swimming. When I emerged I could barely breath it was so cold. Falling from monkey bars into deep cold water shortly after was the equivalent of a hot bath in comparison.
Even if running and army style obstacles isn’t your thing, I would really suggest you look into it. The sense of achievement after is almost overwhelming and if you do it in a team, I can’t imagine how much that bring you closer together as you help each other scale 8 foot walls and greased-up half-pipes. Seriously, check it out. Tough Mudder takes place all over the world and supports Help The Heroes.
|A well deserved bath|
What have you done that fills you with pride? Would you or have you ever done a similar event?