Most people these days are familiar with “Tough Mudder”. The Tough Mudder courses are designed to test “all-around functional strength, endurance, mental grit, and camaraderie”. The Worlds Toughest Mudder is the Superbowl of Tough Mudder events. It is the final, culminating event of the Tough Mudder season. It is a 24 hour Tough Mudder on steroids. This years Worlds Toughest Mudder consisted of a 5 mile course, 23 obstacles, 800 ft of elevation gain per lap and was held in the desert at Lake Las Vegas Nevada. This year I was able to complete 11 laps, 55 miles (not including penalties), 253 obstacles, 8,800 ft of elevation gain, finished 5th in my division and 72nd overall out of 1200 of the world’s toughest athletes. The weather was dry and dusty at around 65 degrees on Saturday and ended up in the 30’s at night with gusts of wind between 50 and 60 mph. The sand storms were like something out of the mummy. It was a grueling race with some of the hardest obstacles I have ever done and it was Awesome!
The first thing that people ask me about this race is “how do you train for something like that?” My answer is “Endorphin”. Many people believe I must run 10 miles a day but I’ll have to be honest. I hardly run at all. In general, I might do a long run once a month. Outside of that my entire training routine consists of classes from Endorphin. From Hellth, Functional Cycling, Warriors, Ryders, Cycle/Row, HIIT, to the occasional yoga class. Endorphins well rounded classes have equipped me with the “functional strength, endurance, mental grit and most important, camaraderie” to accomplish what might be considered one of the toughest races on the planet with a smile on my face. The Endorphin community has become part of my family, a promoter of my health, cheerleaders of my endeavors, mentors of my diet, and the best darn group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure to surround myself with. With team Endo behind me, I can’t wait to see what I can do next!