Last summer a handful of your fellow 818ers participated in the Tough Mudder obstacle course at Snow Valley. The event is widely regarded as the toughest of its kind, and the course, which was located at an elevation of 7,000 feet, was over 10 miles in length and featured over a dozen obstacles of varying difficulty. It took our team 5 hours and 5 minutes to complete the entire course and looking back it was pretty challenging, particularly the steep inclines that we had to traverse at several points throughout.
Have you ever signed up for something or been put in a position where you didn't think you were tough enough to get the job done? The Tough Mudder was certainly a daunting challenge (I was a little concerned about how it would go) but I realized that CrossFit prepared me, both physically and mentally, to handle the task. Since I knew it was going to take awhile, I took what I learned from over a year's worth of workouts and treated it like a very, very long chipper - instead of looking at the whole thing I focused on smaller goals like getting to the the next obstacle or the next mile marker until I finally got to the finish line. Next time you are faced with a challenge use what you've learned in the gym to prove that you're tough enough to handle anything.
Thor's SICK video of CrossFit 818 taking on Tough Mudder
5 rounds for time:
5 Snatch (155/105)
5 Handstand Push-ups
Posted by Commish.