The wonderful thing about Tough Mudder this year was that Snap and I got to skip Electroshock Therapy as 2nd time mudders. Instead, this was our final obstacle. Fire In Your Hole, only by this time there was no fire, just a very fast water slide that launched us into a muddy pit of water. It was so much fun, I think Littlerunnergurl is just signing up for next year so she can do this obstacle.
Well I did find one photo of me and Littlerunnergurl. I find this appropriate as we spent an extra day together, granted it was at the emergency room but it was still quality bonding time.
I especially enjoyed the part where the nurse came in and asked LRG if she felt safe at home, at which time she looked at me and my horribly bruised arm and quietly asked “what happened to your arm”? We then explained the race which also brought LRG for rhabdo.
Trivialbob has often mocked rhabdo as it is linked to Crossfit, and because for many the fear of rhabdo prevents them from even trying Crossfit. When I sent Trivialbob a text message that LRG had rhabdo, he didn’t believe me. Nonetheless after our 4 hour visit to the emergency room, we made a stop at our local upscale grocery store. Keep in mind LRG is has a bandage on her arm from the IV, and I only took a shower, no makeup, hair not done and all this bruising on my arm while wearing poorly fitting shorts and a t-shirt. One lady turned her nose up at us like we were a couple of heroin addicts. But we didn’t care, we were still aglow from our wonderful weekend of friends, beer, food and Tough Mudder.
I invited a bunch of strangers to my house. We ran a race. It was awesome. There are some race re-caps out there, and as much as I loved the event, the people on our team are what made this weekend so enjoyable.
I guess when I say strangers though with Tumblr, I felt like I already knew them well, there was no awkwardness, we shared stories, LRG cooked, and cooked and then cooked some more. We all ate and ate and ate, and there might have been some alcohol involved.
The things I enjoyed most were seeing LRG and T-Bobby smiling at every turn. Iamrunner razzing my surly son Jack. Abqryan bringing his sweet little boy and wife to the pre-race dinner, awakemysoul69’s puke and rally come back and finally running the special “Legionnaire” events with Snapthistiger. I was so relieved when I found out that there was no electric eel and we as 2nd time Tough Mudder participants got to skip Electroshock therapy at the end and go straight to the beer. We also got a special obstacle at the end called Fire in your hole. It was a steep, fast, water slide that launched us through the air. So much fun!
There are talks of doing it again next year and I really hope we do. I know I have made some great friends in the meantime, along with memories to last a lifetime.
Any Twin Cities Tumblr’s interested in taking photos of our team Saturday 7/19/2014? I will pay your admission and provide the camera, and beer of course.
On Saturday July 19th, 7 crazy Tumblr’s from all over the country are running Tough Mudder in the Twin Cities. On Friday night 7/18/2014,Trivialbob and I are hosting a get together at our house. Our team consists of:
Iamrunner (provided her foot doesn’t fall off)
Shoot me a message if you would like to come meet all of these wonderful Tumblr’s.