…….two crazies came back on Sunday to do the course again.
Runner Randi and I signed up for the Sunday course shortly after we got back from Tough Mudder Kansas in May. You know, because everything seems like a good idea when you don’t have to worry about it for a month or two
Truth is, though, I was pumped about this race. We’ve already done Mudder….but never done Mudder the day after doing Mudder, you know? Like, there’s a lot of shit to think about. Are we going to be sore? Can we do it? Who the flip is going to help us up over obstacles….we are now at the mercy of other participants on the course.
Guess what? Aside from Everest, we didn’t need no assistance, yo! We climbed those walls ourselves! And everything went amazingly!!
I was pretty jacked up driving up to meet Runner Randi and crew for the course on Sunday. Like, excited jacked up….not afraid jacked up. Then we get to the course and it’s sort of put up or shut up time. We sped through check-in stuff….bathroom’d up, and then got in line ASAP so we could be in the first wave out so we could get this race going.
First off….being in the first wave is super awesome because the start line MC is AMAZING. And, instead of the national anthem being sung FOR US, the whole wave sings it with no music. Super awesome.
The course wasn’t super populated on day 2, so it was nice to jog through most it and it was actually quiet a lot of the time. So, we had plenty of time to talk about parent stuff, family stuff, fitness stuff, and yeah, even some feelings
We plowed through the obstacles pretty well.
Let me tell you about the Wounded Warrior Carry. Runner Randi will probably kill me for this. Basically, the Wounded Warrior Carry is where you walk for about 50 feet-ish while carrying another Mudder, and then you switch and they carry you. I was the carrier first. Um, Randi squats and deadlifts A LOT. So when she jumped on my back, she held on REALLY TIGHT with her legs…….so hard I thought my spleen was going to shoot out my mouth. That girl is a boa constrictor. I had to ask her to loosen up so I could actually move Bahahahahaha, sorry Randi for the embarrassing story share! (actually #sorrynotsorry)
But seriously, if you’ve done Tough Mudder before, I can give you this little piece of knowledge – I was the same amount of sore doing two races as compared to one. So, I think you should go for it! It probably didn’t hurt that after the first course, I ate like it was my job and slept a lot too. So I felt pretty relaxed and ready for day 2.
Your Tough Mudder experience is as good as the company you keep (or all the teammates you have). What you put into it you will get out of it. The people you do the race with have such an impact on your experience. I did my first Tough Mudder with Randi, and I’m so glad I did this crazy second event of the weekend with her as well. It was an amazing experience.