I originally signed up for this race so that I would have something to train for (and make me commit to working out) before bathing suit season rolls around. And honestly, as a single girl, the thought of thousands of strong, muscular men covered in mud climbing walls and ducking under barb wire was a perk ;)....But I didn't expect it to be so fun. I asked my Mom to take care of my girls for the day (and honestly she had a tougher day than me!) and I got in the car heading for the hills of Schnecksville, PA.
This is me in the car ride heading to the Mudder!
My adrenaline was racing from the moment I got there and when the announcer gave us an amazing
motivational speech about never giving up and doing this for our wounded veterans, I knew that I was hooked into this "Tough Mudder thing".
One of the toughest obstacles of the day...
Who says mommy's can't have fun???
CROSSING THE FINISHING LINE
By the time I finished, I had made new friends and definitely a new perspective that didn't just stay on that beautiful mountain in Schnecksville, PA. I began teaching my daughter about never giving up. I told her the story about how scared I was when I was getting ready for the race but I didn't give up. I taught her that mommy's can be strong, brave and do things for other people who need help ( she's only 4 so I didn't explain the whole veteran thing).
The next day I went out with my girlfriend for dinner. I was covered in bruises...but still had a bit of a Tough Mudder body! I'm pretty sure I'm a mudder for life.