Saturday, February 11, 2012

tough mudder 2012

okay so i'm not even sure how to begin this blog post, but here i go...

saturday morning, we woke up around 4:30am in order to get ready for the tough mudder event. jay rode with tony and the guys while katie drove me and maloney. the guys left about an hour before us so that they could register and get ready without the rush. the drive from atlanta to washington (georgia) only took about an hour and half...it was quicker than we expected so we were able to eat breakfast and have an easy time with registering for our spectator tickets. we arrived in perfect timing to watch and listen to the pep talk that had just begun before the guys were scheduled to start. their team name was, "i frank that" which is a running pi kapp joke. just ask. they will be more than happy to explain. here is a brief description of what was about to take place...

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 12 miles with 27 obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

here are some pics of the clean, excited guys before the madness began...
it was crazy insane and hilarious to watch our guys throughout each obstacle. there was a 40 foot long dumpster filled with ice water that they had to jump and swim across, 10,000 volts of fun in two different electric shock obstacles, running through bales of hay flaming with fire (which jay actually enjoyed because this one took place right after the swimming in ice water and he was beyond freezing), climbing this, that, and the other all while having to jump through mud, swamps, and a lake.

furthermore, please take into consideration that the weather has been amazingly warm (upper 60s-mid 70s) for the past month, but on this special day it dropped to 30 degrees (yeah, that was the high) with winds of 20mph. two things: 1.) god truly does have a sense of humor and 2.) these frat boys are crazy. here are some pics...well, they did it. each and every guy crossed the finished line and completed tough mudder with no major injuries. they survived and are still living to tell about it. thank you sweet baby jesus. i couldn't be any prouder of all of them, especially my jay. he wore his victorious orange toughmudder headband with pride throughout the rest of the day and almost to dinner. almost. i'm married to a bada$$. again, SO extremely proud. here are some pics...

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