Three weeks ago JETT trainer Sara completed her first tough murder. For those of you who don’t know about the tough murder series it is a military style obstacle course adventure and endurance race. Each race is different but they are between 11 and 13 miles with 25 plus obstacles.
In the days leading up to the race I was getting very nervous and wondering what I had gotten myself into. I mean why did I think paying to jump into an ice bath, climbing over walls, or crawling in the mud seemed like a good idea? I must say by the time I was half way through the race I was ready to sign up for my next one!
My favorite aspect of the race is the comaraderie and team work. Many of the obstacles can not be completed without the help of others and weather you had a team or not all of those around you were willing and able to help. Everyone cheered for everyone and there was no negativity to be found.
Additionally the race supports a charity that I hold very close to my heart; the Wounded Warrior Project. Not only are there many soldiers that compete in the event I was multiple wounded warriors competing as well. All of a sudden that little scrap of my knee seems insiginifcant when the guy running next to me has a prosthetic leg.
This is an amazing event and I can not wait for round two in September!