December 12, 2019
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I'm Mickie. I run One Strong Southern Girl from Small Town, TN. I love what I do. I want you to remember me because I helped changed your life.
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I trained and then ran my first Tough Mudder the year my dad was in the late stages of prostate cancer.
Boy, did I need something (else) to focus on. I had no idea how therapeutic training and completing the event would be for me when I signed up.
I went on to sign up for a second Tough Mudder 2 years later and I plan to do another one next summer.
Because I need it. And because I can do it. And so can you.
Whatever challenges you’re facing in your life right now they’ll be easier to overcome if you’ve got another focus in your life that serves as an outlet to plug yourself in to every day.
(Not to mention the psychological rewards that’ll stay with you the rest of your life once you cross the finish line.)
No one will be putting a chip anywhere on your body to track how long it takes you to finish the Tough Mudder.
I can’t emphasize enough how awesome this is.
I’m not a big fan of every kid getting a trophy but in this case everyone has earned it.
When you cross the finish line you’ll have earned bragging rights for the rest of your life.
And it won’t matter how long it took your team to get across the finish line.
You’ll all be winners.
It’s pretty normal to find yourself doing the same exercise routine week in and week out.
But eventually that leads to a fitness plateau and boredom.
Challenging yourself with the Tough Mudder will immediately inspire you to intensify your workouts (the way you’ve been meaning to for months).
Who couldn’t use a little more fun in their life?
When was the last time you climbed, crawled or slid down something? Odds are, it’s been a while.
If your fun-o-meter is maxed out then this message isn’t for you (and I seriously need a peek at your life because I’m curious what that looks like).
The Tough Mudder is the perfect way to blast a nice dose of excitement and fun back into your life.
You live in beast mode every day so why not embrace it in your fitness goals.
If you’re a mom then you’ve cleaned poop, wiped noses and scraped puke up from weird places. (Girl, you’re mentally ready for a Tough Mudder.)
If you’re not a parent then you’ve confronted your boss, survived at least one major break up and lost at least one loved one.
You’re a warrior and you can do this.
Or keep reading for 4 MORE surprising and valid reasons you need to sign up for a Tough Mudder today!
Commit to an event like the Tough Mudder and watch what it does to your exercise discipline.
Because nobody shows up at a Tough Mudder unprepared. #dontdoit
That would be like not warming up for the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Or getting on the plane for a trip to another country without packing any bags.
✔Signing up for a Tough Mudder will motivate and light a fire under your exercise schedule in a new and exciting way.
Don’t get too excited.
You’re not getting a raise. (And the Tough Mudder wasn’t tax deductible last time I checked.)
The next time you update your resume you’ll be able to add ‘Completed a Tough Mudder’ to your list of accomplishments.
And what does that say to your future employer?
That you’re Disciplined, a Team Player and a Go-Getter. (Not to mention healthy which is good for their insurance rates.)
I promise you’re inspiring someone.
Maybe it’s your daughter, your mom or your best friend.
Maybe it’s a stranger on Facebook or Instagram.
It doesn’t matter.
But someone is watching you train and conquer your Tough Mudder and it’s making a lasting and positive impression.
And maybe even planting a seed of an idea for that someone else who might need a little fitness inspiration in their life.
So, you’re not volunteering to spend a weekend mowing grandma’s lawn or feed the dogs at the animal shelter (both of which I recommend you do) BUT…
You WILL be helping other people the weekend of your Tough Mudder.
Whether you’re hoisting someone’s rear-end over your head to help them scale a wall, or just cheering them on when it’s time to jump off a ledge, you’ll be completing a benevolent duty the weekend of your event.
And when you and your teammates cross the finish line you’ll all feel amazing because you’ve empowered each other to feel and understand just how much you’re really capable of doing mentally and physically—a lesson that’ll feed your confidence and open your eyes to all kinds of new adventures for the rest of your life.
Go ahead and get more information right now about signing up for a Tough Mudder near you!
Or keep reading for one last shot of inspiration!
If you’ve been tossing around the idea of signing of for a Tough Mudder for a little while but are scared you’re not ready for it. I’m here to tell you that you can do it!
So grab three to ten of your closest friends and commit to doing a Tough Mudder together.
Come up with a cool team name, start thinking about your matching outfits and commit to training.
Why am I encouraging women specifically to try out this fun adventure called a Tough Mudder?
Because of Girl Power! Because most women need this kind of therapy in their lives.
Listen, it won’t be that hard to find a few guys to join your team (and yes, you’ll need a few…make sure some of them are tall, it helps with some of the obstacles) but sadly most of the women you know will say, ‘I can’t do a Tough Mudder’.
Too often women are prone to underestimating what they’re capable of when it comes to exercise.
Don’t be that woman!
Now, I’m not suggesting you ask random females to do this with you. Be smart. You need a team of warriors who’ll actually train and who are willing to commit to a regular (fairly intense) exercise routine.
BUT we all know a few women who NEED THIS ADVENTURE and who would be AWESOME and INCREDIBLE at an event like the Tough Mudder and those are the girls you want on your team.
Why? Because you’ll both feel amazing when it’s over.
And who doesn’t want to feel responsible for helping another woman feel amazing?
Who doesn’t want to be on the receiving end of this comment from a fellow female: ‘I’m so glad you asked me to do a Tough Mudder with you!’
Ask a friend (forward/share this post with them) to be one of your Tough Mudder teammates today!
Start planning your adventure today!
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Thanks for reading!
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