Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
The holiday season is off to a rollicking start, and even the muddiest elf is sometimes forced to skip a workout due to family and other festive end-of-year obligations. But don’t worry—the Couch Potato Grinch doesn’t have to steal all the fitness you’ve worked so hard to build over the past year. In fact, some of your favorite wintertime activities might actually be workouts in disguise!
We asked our 2020 Ambassadors what OCR gifts they’re asking Santa for this holiday season. Here’s what made their lists!
“Toughest Mudder season pass, a climbing gym membership, a new backpacking bag for World’s Toughest Mudder and air travel, and how about a massage in Dallas on November 9th next year?” —Justin Metcalf
Sometimes words just aren't enough (especially when it comes to the pain of getting through Electroshock Therapy) but thankfully we have memes to express our mud-drenched feelings.
These are your favourite Tough Mudder memes from 2019 - may there be many more in the years to come.
2019'S BEST TOUGH MUDDER MEMES
From Funky Monkey to Leap of Faith, Tough Mudder obstacles demand a lot of your upper body strength and flexibility. The best medicine is preventative medicine. That means, starting today, you need to build strength and flexibility throughout your upper body so you will be ready for the 2020 Tough Mudder 5K or Classic.
We get it. It's cold and rainy, it's dark when you get up and it's dark when you come home. At this time of the year it's easy to lose motivation and forget your training goals and while we fully support relaxing and enjoying all of the delights of the festive season if you want to get your exercise on then an at-home alternative is ideal.
Mudder Nation is packed full of creative folk. From facepaint to full costume they know how to rock an on-course transformation. These are 10 of our favorites from 10 years of Tough Mudder.
TOP 10 BEST COSTUMES EVER
1. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Head to toe fur? We salute your bravery, this one won't be easy to clean.
Sharon Cavanaugh Trombley, Laconia, New Hampshire
A retired police officer of more than 25 years who now works as a case manager helping people with drug and alcohol problems, teaches fitness at the Downtown Gym, and is certified in Precision Nutrition.
There’s a crisp chill in the air and a carpet of brightly colored leaves on the ground, and for most Mudders, the 2019 season has come to a close. It’s time to celebrate and give thanks for the extraordinary fitness you’ve worked for all year.
Kevin Cuevas, 40, Long Island, New York
Inventory controller for an optical equipment company
I did my first Tough Mudder in 2014 at the Tri-State event. Since then I have done four full courses and two half courses, as well as the Tri-State Tougher Mudder this year.
So, you’ve talked yourself into running a Tough Mudder, one of the most insane, heart-pounding OCR courses on the planet. Not only are you about to do one of the most badass things you’ve ever done in your life, you’re becoming part of an uplifting, empowering community who are here push you outside your comfort zone and try something that once scared the bejeezus out of you.
‘Tis the season of holiday parties and the indulgences they present—specifically the alcoholic kind. From wine at Thanksgiving dinner to Christmas eggnog to champagne toasts on New Year’s Eve, the holiday season is full of celebratory beverages. But just like too many Chanukah latkes will start to weigh you down, too many drinks during the holidays will affect your fitness and training.