How to Rock the Tough Mudder: 4 Sure Tips by Drink Chia!
Mark, Brooke, Gideon, Bryan and I participated in the Tough Mudder on December 3rd. The race is a 12.5 mile obstacle course designed by ex-Special Forces operatives… Was it tough?… well it didn’t disappoint (maybe Mark and Bryan and bit), but we also felt we knew the keys to success.
- Hydrate and fuel really well in days coming up to the race. Drink Chia! and water were the beverage staples for us.
- You need stamina under you belt and it helps to be in decent shape (upper body strength is a good idea). 12.5 miles is a haul especially is slimy, muddy old tennis shoes.
- Don’t think about the obstacle that is in front of you- just go for it (but beware of the bone snapping holes at the entrances to the mud). Fear is powerful and thinking about what you are about to do will mess with your head.
- The MOST IMPORTANT element is to have a great team. Go with a true team that will stick together as a group and have a good attitude through the whole messy event. Moral support, high fives, and hugs and is what helps through leg cramps, being pulled over walls, getting bruised up, slogging through mud/manure. I couldn’t have made it without our motley crew.