This year has been so incredibly busy. There has been no time for "training", just an occasional 30 minute run here and there. When Sunday, May 4th rolled around, ready or not.... we were going muddin'.
Our team, "clean" - Justin, Christine, Wes & I, Steven S, Kelcie, & Rockie
Wes & I: Before
Wes & I: After Mud Mile
1st obstacle: Crawling under barbed wire, on our bellies, through the mud
Wes in the mud!
Team work through the Mud Mile
Pyramid Scheme: get your team up this wall. The catch: wall is slanted, no grip, muddy, and tall!
The start of our pyramid.
Finally getting somewhere
Here they are trying to pull me up.... teamwork required!
Now Wes's turn!
Running in the fields.... Toppe and Gpa brought the kids up to watch and this was the first time we saw them.
Getting over the wall!
More muddy water
Wes conquering the Funky Monkey.
Here we just got out of the Arctic Enema.... we jumped in a huge ice bath, had to submerge ourselves to get underneath the boards in the middle and then climbed back out. So COLD it HURT!
Family feud... spectators could throw the tether balls to try to knock us off.
3 hours later... the FINISH LINE
Finishers!!! We still have on our ORANGE bands here, but for completing out 2nd Mudder, we got a lime green head band. These are big deals as you wear them along the course to let others know how many Tough Mudders you've completed. We'll have to see if we try for the 3rd year: Blue.