My job involves me sitting behind a computer and using my brain a lot, therefore, very little physical movement and overuse of my brain. Although I workout regularly I needed a goal to achieve in order to workout the way I used to. And I wanted to look forward to a weekend in which I did not use my brain, yet involved intense physical activity.
In March my little brother emails me details about this thing called Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is a mud-run but from what I hear, it’s the most challenging one of all. 10-15 miles of obstacles, designed by the British Special Forces, that involve scaling 10 foot walls, climbing cargo nets, plunging into ice cold water, and of course, all the while, trudging and crawling through mud. Average time of completion is around 2.5 hours. I’m glad I found that out about its reputation only a few days ago because I probably wouldn’t have gone through with it. July 7th is the big day and we’ve been training for the past 3 months for it, so hopefully, come Monday, I will have some new bragging rights. I survived my first year at Microsoft, how much more challenging can Tough Mudder be than that