My first tough mudder! killed it!

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    Oct 06, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    Had such an amazing time. Didn't know what I was getting into. We didn't train at all. 13 miles 25 obstacles. Finished in little more than 3 hrs. Had such a blast! Excruciating fun. The comradery among everyone is so great. You help others tackle the challenges. They help you. I'm hooked. Can't wait for the next one.

    At the start:
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    Finished!
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    Oct 06, 2013 11:44 PM GMT
    Congrats. I assume the second shot is post shower? Or was the mud-part missing?
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    Oct 06, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
    bhp91126 saidCongrats. I assume the second shot is post shower? Or was the mud-part missing?


    Thanks! haha yeah post shower. My phone was in the car. Can't wait to see the photo's from the camera guys. It was great being covered head to toe in mud. Such a good time. The shocks obstacles were fun too lol
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    Oct 07, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    BTW found out today that if you volunteer one whole day you can run the next day or any other tough mudder event for just $20. If you volunteer half day the signup is $40. Much cheaper than the $150 entry fee.
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    Oct 07, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    what was the toughest obstacle? i want to do it next year. I think I would hate the funky monkey lol
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    Oct 07, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    I'm going to TM Nashville in June! So excited for it!
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    Oct 07, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidI'm going to TM Nashville in June! So excited for it!


    You will scale the walls like spiderman. I wish it were televised. I would totally watch and cheer you on. I think your parkour will be an asset to you.
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    Oct 07, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    TheQuest said
    JumpMan_Josh saidI'm going to TM Nashville in June! So excited for it!


    You will scale the walls like spiderman. I wish it were televised. I would totally watch and cheer you on. I think your parkour will be an asset to you.


    Oh I think so too! I'm ready for it. Thanks, Q! ;-)
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    Oct 07, 2013 1:35 AM GMT
    That's pretty good for not having training. You must have felt tired at the end.icon_wink.gif
  • jo2hotbod

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    Oct 07, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    Good for you, congratulations
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    Oct 07, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    hairymusclejock saidBTW found out today that if you volunteer one whole day you can run the next day or any other tough mudder event for just $20. If you volunteer half day the signup is $40. Much cheaper than the $150 entry fee.
    $150? I had no idea it cost that much. icon_neutral.gif
  • 1lonelyroad

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    Oct 07, 2013 7:30 AM GMT
    Congrats! and watch out, it's addicting.
    I'm getting ready to do my third one next month. It is way cheaper if you can manage to volunteer beforehand.

    Come on out to Temecula Nov 10th!
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    Oct 07, 2013 11:05 AM GMT
    tmac saidwhat was the toughest obstacle? i want to do it next year. I think I would hate the funky monkey lol


    The toughest for me were monkey bars and mt. everest. I really need to work more on my back muscles. The scariest was the water trench. I'm a horrible swimmer so all the water challenges were esp hard for me. But did them all and loved it.
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    Oct 07, 2013 11:07 AM GMT
    The_Tango saidThat's pretty good for not having training. You must have felt tired at the end.icon_wink.gif


    Well I was feeling great yesterday after the event but just woke up pretty much paralyzed lol No gym today haha
  • groundcombat

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    Oct 07, 2013 12:47 PM GMT
    Congrats Mudder Brother! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Whipmagic

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    Oct 07, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    Congrats! It's a fun run, for sure.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 07, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    that's great buddy. i am doing it in two weeks. wish me luck
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    Oct 07, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidthat's great buddy. i am doing it in two weeks. wish me luck


    Best of luck!! You'll have a blast. Word of advice... Wear cleats
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    Oct 07, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    hairymusclejock said
    tuffguyndc saidthat's great buddy. i am doing it in two weeks. wish me luck


    Best of luck!! You'll have a blast. Word of advice... Wear cleats
    really? why is that? what about the climbing of the wall and ropes?
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidreally? why is that? what about the climbing of the wall and ropes?


    It makes it so much easier to run through all the mud. There are really only two obstacles where they become a problem, mt. everest and walking the plank. But you can remove your shoes for those.
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    Oct 08, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    hairymusclejock said
    The_Tango saidThat's pretty good for not having training. You must have felt tired at the end.icon_wink.gif


    Well I was feeling great yesterday after the event but just woke up pretty much paralyzed lol No gym today haha

    So, how are you feeling this evening? Paralysis worn off?
  • Whipmagic

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    Oct 08, 2013 1:46 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    hairymusclejock said
    tuffguyndc saidthat's great buddy. i am doing it in two weeks. wish me luck


    Best of luck!! You'll have a blast. Word of advice... Wear cleats
    really? why is that? what about the climbing of the wall and ropes?


    Actually, lightweight trail running shoes worked very well for me. For deep mud, and the obstacles. I used the Brooks Pure Grit for both of my runs, and was happy with them.
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    Dec 02, 2014 7:41 AM GMT
    Is this something a non-swimmer can do?