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A Letter to a Dear Friend (and a Dear Friend to Many of Us)

Just a text that turned into a letter to a very good man whom we just had the chance to help out a bit...

A Letter to My 67 (Hopefully Thawed) Mudder Teammates…

As the moment approached when I would have to stand up and lead such a big team, life was delivering chaos. This is what you didn't know, and what I learned...

Our SDLHC Tough Mudder (Yes, Another One!) in Pictures

I won't be blogging about the entire Tough Mudder that just took place. Instead, I'm going to share these powerful and incredible photos that came out of it...

Muddy. Depleted. Weakened. Triumphant. And Smiling.

The final chapter of our SDLHC Tough Mudder Story...

Humaning is Strange, Indeed.

I hope I may leave the story of my team today and share with you three personal moments when some of the ugly ghosts of my past showed up during Tough Mudder...

The Mud Mile Miracle

What happened at the Mud Mile during Tough Mudder was unexpected and would soon be referred to by my teammates as "The Mud Mile Miracle."

The Scariest Moments

My heart is still pounding thinking of these moments, especially when Lieutenant Dan got to the scariest, most risky obstacle of them all: King of the Swingers.

Standing in Ice. Dangerous Good Intentions. Teammate Down.

These were the first few miles of our Tough Mudder. The title says it all...

That First Itty Bitty GINORMOUS FRIGGIN’ WALL!

Where were we? Oh, yes. That first wall before the starting line at Tough Mudder. The one that messes with you big time. Amazing things happened at this wall...

The Speech I Never Got to Give

It was go time. I had a “let’s do this!” speech all prepared to give my Tough Mudder teammates. But I never gave it. Instead they got only these ten words...

The Man in the Mirror

As I stood to give my speech to my 41 teammates the night before Tough Mudder, everything started falling apart and in the end only one person could save me...

Lieutenant Dan

Scared as hell, this man showed up to do the Tough Mudder with our team without the use of his legs. But there's more to the story. He's also my kid's stepdad.

The Reason We’re Getting Fatter is Not What We All Think

I don't think it's the rise in fast food chains, or the move to sedentary jobs. I think it is something else altogether, and I think the answer is simple...

Mud, Sweat, and Endless Tears

When one final woman couldn't make it to the top, one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed took place. And then it was on to the finish line...

The Final Muddy Miles

We didn't know that the final few miles of Tough Mudder would change many of our lives forever. We also never expected to see what we saw happen at the end...

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