This Saturday, May 11, Aim2Walk will be represented at the Tough Mudder Toronto event being held at Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort. JP has decided to test his strength, will, determination, and laundry detergent.
Right from toughmudder.com:
“Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile (16-19 km) obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, 700,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.”
So, JP thought it was a good idea to join a team of non-military people to run a race made for the military. I want to say he’s crazy. I mean, running 19 km is a little nutso, but adding in 18 military style obstacles? Full on Mr. Peanut!
Who would WANT to do this? Well…there will be thousands and thousands of other like-minded people doing the same race all weekend. And they don’t promote it as a “race”, as there is no official time kept and the idea of having teams encourages people to stay together and help each other through the obstacles.
I’m still worried about JP, though. I don’t want to lose an awesome therapist to an injury from jumping down 15 feet into cold muddy water, or running through electrically charged wires (10,000 volts of electric shock, anyone?), or any other number of ways he can injure himself in an event like this.
I could forbid him to participate, or fine him, or even relegate him to washroom cleaning for a month. But instead… I think I’ll join him. it looks like too much fun 🙂
We’ll be sure to post pictures of JP and myself if we make it into work on Monday!
What are you doing this weekend?