10/25/14: Tough Mudder!

Today was David’s Tough Mudder obstacle course race. It covered 10.6 miles with 21 obstacles.

Waiting for registration! David had the first start time so we had to get there nice and early!
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David’s Mudder Number
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The sun started to come up!
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Adjust the shoe one last time!
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Getting closer to the start line…
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Warm up zone!
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Okay, now really one last shoe adjust!
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This guy in the warm up zone was having too much fun leading the exercises.
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You had to climb over a wall to get to the start line! What!?
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The people in the front got a fun surprise just after leaving the start line!
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Starting strong!
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The first obstacle: Barbed wire crawl!
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The second obstacle we could see: There were two of these to get over!
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Arctic Enema: They keep the water at a toasty 34-35 degrees. The stats on the website says they will use 70,000-80,000 pounds of ice during the weekend.
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A ladder obstacle: Up and over for them!
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Sewer pipe obstacle: Climbing up through the pipe then drop into 6 feet of green water.
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Walk the Plank: Looks intense! I wouldn’t be able to do it!
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Pyramid Scheme: This one required team work. You could not get up alone!
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After this obstacle Richard and I had a break as David had just over 3 miles to cover before getting to the next viewable area. We went and got a pizza, had a potty break and enjoyed sitting for a few minutes.

Soggy Bottom: 3rd to last obstacle! It included a swim in Vail Lake. David mentioned that he could just stay in the water forever!
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Had to run up the wall and hoist your body over the top!
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Last obstacle!!! Electroshock! Those are live wires hanging down and shocking you as you run through them. David said that it was quite painful.
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Finish line! Took just about 3 hours!
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He wants to do another!
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Ah bathing. So nice after running through the mud!
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