Tough Mudder {The Ordinary Moments}

Disclosure: We were gifted tickets for this event but not asked to write about it however all opinions are my own.

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At the start of the year I made a bit of a resolution to say yes more and I have tried my best to do that. The biggest thing to come from saying yes, though, was having Tough Mudder pencilled onto the calendar, a date that was so far away – until it arrived with a bang yesterday.

I ended up in Clapham Common at 8am in the morning with Lauren, Natalie and Tim, ready to get through our very first Tough Mudder experience. Black Tower had given us tickets to run for them, wearing their t-shirts during the run. The Tough Mudder we did was an Urban one, in a city location, so it wasn’t muddy like the traditional ones – something that we were actually really glad of.

The event was over a 5k course with 13 obstacles. I’m not the fittest person and I’m a bit overweight at the moment but the 5k Tough Mudders are designed to be run by anyone without any training. Even so, I found it such a challenging experience – physically and mentally. But, as a team we got through it and I know some of the obstacles would have been impossible without Tim, Lauren and Natalie right there with me.

I felt so accomplished afterwards – so proud of doing something that I had never even considered attempting a year ago. My whole body aches and I am covered in bruises but I am sure I will do it again in the future. What a great experience.

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TOUGH MUDDER 5K URBAN CLAPHAM COMMON

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  • Well done all of you, what a great thing to do. I remember doing a Run for Life back in 2015 but I had no-one to do it with so it was a little lonely at times. I’m so glad I managed to do something like that though, especially while I still could. x

  • I loved doing this, far more than I expected. And it really was just as satisfying seeing you grit it out through the one obstacle you were dreading as it was reaching the top of the final obstacle myself. That sense of camaraderie and collective achievement was fantastic. Next year we’ll be unstoppable, eh?