Sunday, May 13, 2012
If you would have told me a year and a half ago that I would be running 12.5 miles in an obstacle race I would have thought you were crazy. Yesterday, that is exactly what my wife Gretchen and I did. Over the past year or so Gretchen and I have gotten hooked on obstacle races. The first run we did was last May in the Run-a-muck in New Jersey. It was a 5k and a perfect start to the new addiction. The next race was the Spartan Race at Blue Mountain in September. It was a 5 mile race and Gretchen took first place. I was so proud (still am) and amazed. She won a bad-ass sword which I insisted on incorporating into my Halloween costume. We did another 5 mile run in October - The Rock Solid Mud Run (also in New Jersey) and had a blast. We've both been training very hard all year with running and gym workouts and eating clean. I've been hitting the gym 5 days a week with 2 additional days running and have gotten my mileage up to 10 miles for my long runs to train for this race - The Tough Mudder. This was a 12.5 mile run held at Pocono Manor with 20+ obstacles. We had a great time doing it and finished around 3 hours. Our next run is another Spartan Race in July where Gretchen will have to fight for her title. I recorded this video using my GoPro Hero and edited it using Cyberlink Powerdirector.