Tough Mudder: New England

9 May

If you’ve never heard of a “Tough Mudder” before, you’re not the only one.  According to their website, the Tough Mudder is not your average lame mud run or spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race.  It’s Ironman meets Burning Man.  It is a 10-12 mile obstacle course that is designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental girt, and camaraderie.  Finish times are not important, simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honor.  It goes on to say that the Tough Mudder is 3-4 times longer and much tougher than a typical mud run such as Warrior Dash.  On average, only 78% of participants finish and only those in strong physical condition should enter.

So my question is, who would want to pay to do such a ridiculous thing?  Well I would pay because all Tough Mudder sponsorship proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project but I would not put myself through something so crazy (well at least not right now).

When Adam heard that the Tough Mudder was coming to Mount Snow, Vermont he immediately hopped on the opportunity to complete the course in honor of his sister.  Before he knew it, he had a 7 man/woman team to run to course as Team JEHH.

Team JEHH, May 2011

Team JEHH had a 10 AM start time and every one of them completed course with smiles on their face (that might be a false statement).  The first 3 boys came in at the 3 hours and 24 minutes mark, 2 more came in 7 minutes later and the last 2 were 5 minutes behind that.  So overall it was a successful day!  We met the team at every obstacle we could get to in a reasonable time (remind you, this even was located through the slopes of mount snow).  We cheered loud and proud for everyone.  It was so much fun to watch men and woman, young and old running the course.

Please enjoy some of the photos below.  I am not photographer but I was able to capture some pretty cool shots!

Liz, Kelly & I cheering on our husbands

Jon on "Greased Lightening"

Adam & Kate after "Boa Constrictor"

Kevin on "Funky Monkey"

"Are you going to make it? We're supposed to be getting married in 2 weeks!"

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5 Responses to “Tough Mudder: New England”

  1. Leigh Turner May 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM #

    Holy Smokes Adam is ripped…he looks amazing, do NOT tell him I said that or he will be walking around without his shirt on 24/7 🙂 But give those pecks a squeeze for me 🙂

  2. Maria May 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM #

    Looks like they had a blast, and I think Abs of Steel will be calling Adam. LOL!

  3. Erin May 9, 2011 at 2:05 PM #

    What a cool thing to do! SERIOUS props for the girl int he picture doing it…for real. Adam looks good, but she has my utmost respect!

    • Maria May 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM #

      Her calves are RIPPED. 🙂

  4. Kearstin Harrington May 11, 2011 at 3:09 PM #

    Let’s hope Adam doesn’t see these comments! He’ll enjoy them too much 😉

    Kate was a tropper out there! She finished strong!

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