TOUGH MUDDERS!

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.

IMG_4750

Mother(s) of the Bride and BFFs – Jodi and Jill

IMG_4933

Nick McKinney, Liz Herbert, Matt & Jackie Kallis, Colleen & Jake McKinney

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

IMG_5385

 

IMG_5397

 

IMG_5413

 

IMG_5418

 

IMG_5457

 

IMG_5458

 

IMG_5501

 

IMG_5521

 

IMG_5526

 

IMG_5533

 

IMG_5544

 

IMG_5566

 

IMG_5570

 

IMG_5571

 

IMG_5572

 

IMG_5576

 

IMG_5580

 

IMG_5581

 

IMG_5582

 

IMG_5590

 

IMG_5614

 

IMG_5623

 

IMG_5641

 

IMG_5648

 

IMG_5656

 

IMG_5664

 

IMG_5671

 

IMG_5676

 

IMG_5694

 

IMG_5717

 

IMG_5736

 

IMG_5759

 

IMG_5778

 

IMG_5795

 

IMG_5813

 

IMG_5830

 

IMG_5839

 

IMG_5849

 

IMG_5853

 

IMG_5868

 

IMG_5873

 

IMG_5875

 

IMG_5878

 

IMG_5891

 

IMG_5895

 

IMG_5905

 

IMG_5916

 

IMG_5924

 

IMG_5932

 

IMG_5939

 

IMG_5945

 

IMG_5947

 

IMG_5951

 

IMG_5959

 

IMG_5960

 

IMG_5962

 

IMG_5963

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

3 thoughts on “TOUGH MUDDERS!

    • Thanks Pam – it took close to 4 hours trudging through the mud and up a lot of hills. They said the obstacles were the easy part compared to the 10 mile trek! But they all loved it, and we had a great day!

      Like

  1. Wowsers! What a day for the team! Way to Go! My little 5′ 1″, 110 lb. peanut daughter is doing one in November near Orlando! Oh gosh, I can’t imagine it! Great photos as always, Jodi- I will show them to Sarah!

    Liked by 1 person

I love hearing from you - hope you'll drop me a line

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s