This weekend Rod participated in the Whistler Tough Mudder. He was part of a group of people and I came along to cheer him on. For those who aren’t familiar with Tough Mudder here is an explanation from their website.
“Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.”
Tough Mudder is very clear to make sure that this is not a race. This is not about completing it as fast as you can. It is about working together with your team and helping everyone out. It was an amazing experience to watch so many people and strangers who didn’t know each other literaly lend each other a hand.
Everyone had a great time and I got much muddier than I thought I would as a spectator. We all came home with huge smiles, new friendships, memories of a lifetime, and ready to soak in the hot tub.