Even if you’re not a gym rat or into personal fitness, you’ve no doubt heard about Tough Mudder. Not just because your favorite site was invited to their race earlier this year, but because the races are held everywhere. That doesn’t mean that they’re easy, though, as you can see in the above episode of MTV’s True Life: I’m Doing A Tough Mudder. The episode follows three people (one princess, one hyper-competitive guy, and one double-amputee) through their journey to prepare for the grueling 12-mile track.
Do they make it? Do they die? You’ve got to watch to find out.
OK, they don’t die. But I’m going to use this opportunity I have to step onto the soap box for one minute.
The fact that there’s a double-amputee going through this all by himself is pretty inspiring. I’m sure that there are more than a few COED readers who had trouble getting out of bed this morning just because it’s cold. Meanwhile certified bad-a** aka Noah Galloway (already somewhat well-known) is just one of thousands of individuals you can find in these races who refuse to give into the sh*ttiness that has happened to them.
Hats off to the Wounded Warrior Project and Tough Mudder.