Karen at the Tough Mudder!


  1. Jan Balch says:

    Actually it was different than last year…much improved. Certain obstacles placed at different points. Many of the same type of obstacles but much more elaborate! A lot more muddy though, even for the spectators! Markings for the spectator route was much improved as well… closer together and easier to follow…except for a couple of locations where you had to go around a bend to actually see them AND there was no way of telling which direction you needed to go! LOL! All in all, I felt better at the end, seeing as how we managed to see MOST of what he did…a far cry from last year when we only managed to see 4 obstacles due to the confusion!! ;)

  2. Jan Balch says:

    Hi Karen:
    Any idea how many Kilometres/miles the Spectator route is? The course itself is 19km. Hubby and I walked the spectator route yesterday! They seem to have improved the route markings this year… Not quite as bad as last year1 Still quite the challenge, especially the hills! 5 hours of walking! My son has Aspergers and he did finish! :D Yay!

    • Karen says:

      Good for him Jan! And good for you, LOL. If it’s the same course as last year that was quite the feat. Bleh. I have no idea how long the spectator route is but it’s far enough that you’re officially allowed to brag about it. :) ~ karen

  3. laughing abi says:

    I clicked over to your blog to look for something specific and got totally side tracked with this Tough Mudder business. Now I have no idea what I was looking for. Dammit.

  4. Barbie says:

    LOLOL! I would probably look like that too if I had to watch “my” fella do that race!! Kudos to you Karen!

  5. Tigersmom says:

    You’d think they would have had the decency to have a french fry stand to help sustain the exhausted spectators.

  6. Jodie says:

    haha! It also looked like you got a scratch on your finger – while holding up the fella’s new headband. Poor you! :(

  7. Auntiepatch says:

    You are too funny!

  8. Susan says:

    You have the best idea!! I think most did this cause of the free beer at the end! What other reason to do something like that! My daughter and son in law were also there in the event. She was pissed I would not take their 4 kids aged 5-12 there to watch. …are you kidding? They would have shown them all how to do it in no time and not wanted the beer at the end! I on the other hand earned my headband babysitting the kids, the 8 month old retrevior and managing my business during the biggest festival of the year!! Where was my beer?!!! Or headband?;-)

  9. Katie says:

    I once traveled to cheer on a friend who ran an Ironman Triathalon — she failed to rightfully tell me that I would have to stand, drink, eat and cheer for 16 straight hours. I had not trained sufficiently. You should have seen me by the end. They really should give medals to us cheerleaders as well as those that swam, biked and ran more miles than beers I drank that day – oh wait, I could still walk and not have blisters on my butt at the end — I guess she worked harder than me that day :)

  10. Marion says:

    hahaha, the things you do for the fella! This is too funny

  11. Susan says:

    You n me both…whew! You got one tough Mister! :)

  12. Brenda j says:

    Well done him!! Incredible stuff with the wires. Wow!
    And you, Karen, you poor wee thing… we are so lucky to have such a strong willed character on our team.

  13. Mary Werner says:

    I sorta felt sorry for him until I saw what you had to go thru – talk about tough love! Glad you are home safe and clicking away again for us. Oh yeah, and glad salad bowl came home too.

  14. Patti says:

    bahahaha! Tired just watching!

  15. Jodi T says:

    I hope the Fella appreciates all of your hard work!!! Glad you (and he) made it through :)

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  17. Laura says:

    You are funny and smart!

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