The Tough Mudder has 25 obstacles, most of which involve getting wet or muddy in some form or another. There are those that challenge your (my) fear of heights as well as your (my) fear of enclosed spaces. There are others such as the 15 foot rope climb and monkey bars that require a good amount of upper body and grip strength. And then there are those such as the maze of electrified wires that simply require one to think, “Oh, it can’t be that bad . . ..”
|I don’t know about y’all, but this picture scares me.|
|Don’t just practice getting across the monkey bars fast. Go slow, hang
from both arms, hang from one arm; build that strength you’ll need when
you’re too fatigued to go fast.
|Just remember, ultimately its all about teamwork and fun.|
The thing to keep in mind here if you’re starting to psyche yourself out is that this race is supposed to be a challenge. Its not supposed to be easy, but thats why we train for it. Its also an opportunity to work together with our teammates and the complete strangers we meet on the day of our event to complete a challenge that would be impossible to complete on our own. It will be a memorable and fun experience. Most importantly, this particular challenge also supports the Wounded Warrior project and some of those warriors will be running alongside of you and helping you along.