Tag: 2015 Arizona Tough Mudder

My Doppelgänger!

My team started freaking out when this guy passed us at Tough Mudder, thinking it was me. As it turned out, they had found my doppelgänger...

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...

It was a great picture. Until I looked closer. And saw...

My buddies and I stopped for a goofy selfie. It really was a great picture. Until I looked closer. And saw HER. Then it became en EPIC picture...

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 Stranger from Four Days Ago

(Language warning) Four days ago I left to lead 41 teammates in one of the hardest things we would ever do. And I almost didn't make it thanks to this man...

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Humaning is Hard Sometimes

Last night, in the abyss of craziness that my mind was, I shared what I was feeling in the aftermath of my breakup... Today... I don't know...

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