Is Tough Mudder really that tough?

Is Tough Mudder really that tough?

The Start You are surrounded by Snow White and the seven dwarfs, ninjas and butterflies. AC / DC blares in the background. You know that after running 12 miles and jumping into a container filled with ice-cold water, you will be subjected to multiple electric shocks in the magnitude of 10,000 volts. Although this sounds surrealistic, this is something quite real. And you chose to do this out of your own free will. You thought it would be fun. This is the scene at the start line of a “challenge” (not a race) called Tough Mudder where you must traverse a number of obstacles along a 12 mile stretch and are encouraged to dress up in ridiculous outfits. A group of friends, 5 of us in total, decided to take a trip to Berlin this weekend to see if we were tough enough, although we left the outfits at home. In this post I would like to answer two questions: First was it really that “Tough” and secondly “Why”, as in why would you do something like that, which I was asked often leading up to the event. But first a bit more about the event itself. [photo_gallery] [image thumb_width=”150″ thumb_height=”150″ lightbox=”true” custom_link=”” title=”” caption=””] http://passportchronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_6826.jpg[/image] [image thumb_width=”150″ thumb_height=”150″ lightbox=”true” custom_link=”” title=”” caption=””]http://passportchronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_6844.jpg[/image] [image thumb_width=”150″ thumb_height=”150″ lightbox=”true” custom_link=”” title=”” caption=””]http://passportchronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_6836.jpg[/image] [/photo_gallery] The Course In total there were 20 different obstacles that we had to cross over 12 miles. Two of the obstacles, I have already mentioned, “Arctic Enema” and “Electroshock Therapy”. These two were probably the most physically painful of the entire bunch. I am from Wisconsin and I...