On June 25th, 2011, I will be participating in the legendary Tough Mudder, I am not sure that this is a good idea seeing as I just turned 40 in December, but what the hell, it is for a terrific cause (more on this later).
Known as the toughest event on the planet, the Tough Mudder is based off of an obstacle course that was created by British Special Forces and is completed by thousands of crazy people all over the United States yearly. The event that I am participating in is located in Beaver Creek, Colorado and is 7 miles long and includes 21 different obstacles; some of examples of the obstacles are electric fencing, 12 foot walls, log carries and drudging through frigid mud. If the obstacles do not completely drain me then the fact that the elevation is 8,100 feet just may. What have I gotten myself into?
Luckily I am not participating in the Tough Mudder alone because this event requires a major commitment to team work or else folks that are vertically challenge (me included) may have a difficult time scaling the 12 foot walls. So who am I joining on this great adventure? The great men and women of the Kansas Air National Guard, hopefully I do not slow them down too much.
Now about that terrific cause that I alluded to earlier; the Tough Mudder is a proud sponsor of the Wounded Warrior Project and my team the Coyote Mudders (Kansas Coyotes and Tough Mudder combo) has pledged to raise $10,000 for this great cause and I am asking for help to reach this goal. Any amount that you can give will help and the donations are tax deductible. To donate all you have to do is click the BIG yellow Donate Now! Button below and you will be taken to my Tough Mudder secure donation site. I appreciate your help. Thank you and please feel free to pass this on by sharing this page (http://roderickmeadows.com/tough-mudder) on sites like Facebook and Twitter or through e-mail; I have included social bookmark and share buttons at the bottom of this page, and below that you can include any words of inspirations that you may have for me and click the Like button. Also please visit my Tough Mudder Facebook Fanpage.
Note: Donations are closed; thanks to all of you who donated.
Please use the floating sharebar on the left side of the page and the icons below to like this blog post on Facebook, tweet it on Twitter, link it on LinkedIn and last but not least bookmark and share it with everyone you know. Comments and questions are great too; use the form at the bottom of this page to drop me a line or two. Thank you.
If you enjoyed this article, you might also like...