What an amazing weekend we had! Starting with Jackie’s Wedding (#mrandmrskallis) on Saturday, and ending with watching both our boys, Jake and Nick (along with Nick’s best friend Jon and his sister Kelly, and Jake’s friend Matt and his brother-in-law Jason) form a team and a bond participating in the TOUGH MUDDER Competition on Sunday.
This post will be filled with photos taking you through the event from start to finish from what we were able to see as spectators.
It was such an awe-inspiring event! (In fact, after hearing the pep talk and pledge at the Start Line, Marty had tears in his eyes, and Rob was ready to jump in and join them!)
Marty and I (with Jake’s Colleen and Nick’s Liz, our Joyce and Rob, Matt’s wife and Jason’s fiancé) covered quite a few miles ourselves following our TOUGHMUDDER team to the obstacles we were allowed to get to.
Enjoy the romp through 10+miles up steep hill treks and obstacles that included such craziness as #ArticEnema, #BallShrinker, #WalkthePlank, and #ElectroShockTherapy!
Tough Mudder benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, and it has raised approximately $3 million to support thousands of warriors returning from the battlefield providing combat stress recovery programs, adaptive sports programs, benefits counseling, and employment services. And these are only a few examples of the programs offered to injured veterans! These programs and services aid in brave Americans’ transition from service-connected injury to civilian life. A team of Wounded Warriors participates in every Tough Mudder event, just to remind everyone what the definition of the word ‘bad-ass’ really means.
Tough Mudder is not a race – it is an event geared toward personal challenge and teamwork. It is not about getting a faster time than your buddy, but helping your buddy achieve success also (and did we ever see that on the course all day!)
I sure am proud of our boys and our team as well as all of the participants in this challenging event. Enjoy the visit to TOUGHMUDDER Nation with my guys. #GlobalMudder
Cheers & Hugs,