For those of you who follow me on Twitter (you can follow me by clicking on my Twitter feed to the right), you already know that this last Saturday, I competed in the 2012 Georgia Tough Mudder at the Anoia Motorsport Park. This was my first exposure to TM and I have to admit that it was awesome. I have included a clip so that for those of you who are unfamiliar with the competition so that you can get a general idea what it is all about.
The only drawback was that is was cold, unapologetically cold. We had to deal with temps in the upper 30's to low 40's and a brutal wind blowing at gusts up to 20 mph. Needless to say, I started to shake around mile 6 and didn't stop until I drove the two hours home after the event. Would that persuade me from doing it again, no way. The camaraderie and energy during the event is something to behold. I could not recommend it more. For those of us in any profession where teamwork is stressed (i.e.- Firefighting) this is a perfect teambuilding exercise (although, I admit, it takes a slightly crazed team to commit to running 12 miles in the mud).
Another huge benefit is that Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. To date they have raised in excess of $2,300,000! For those who would like to learn more about the project I have included a link below. Please give them a look.
Wounded Warrior Project
Lastly, today is Valentine's Day and I wanted to apologize for not getting out a V-Day episode but I thought the TM event was a worthy enough event to sacrifice an episode for and I hope you feel the same. For those that are planning on staying home and not running the rat race trying to find an open restaurant, I'll turn you on to three of my "dessert" episodes from the FHC archives.
Episode 21 - Biscotti (if they are hot chocolate or coffe drinker)
Episode 10 - Lemon Churros (if they love donuts)
Episode 9 - Strawberry Cream Puffs (if you're looking for an alternative to chocolate covered strawberries).
All are easy to make and will adequately display your affection for your chosen Valentine.
Stay hungry, my friends!