Lindsey training in her wetsuit for the “Worlds Toughest Mudder”

I’m sure everyone’s heard of the tough mudder; a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British special forces designed to test your physical and mental ability. The tough mudder is run all over the world. The object is to complete the course, either individually or in a group as fast as you can while still having fun! Once done, you submit your time to the tough mudder people and they review it for accuracy. Then, if you finish in the top 5% of all tough mudder finishers, you get this wonderful email telling you that you’ve qualified for thr worlds toughest mudder; the culmination of all tough mudders. It’s a 24 hour obstacle course designed to be tougher than any regular tough mudder where you run around the 10 mile loop over and over for 24 hours. Last year, 155,000 people competed in a tough mudder somewhere and 7000 people qualified. Of those 7000, only 1000 felt tough enough to enter the WTM. After 24 hours, there were only 100 people on the course (only 2 females!). So, when I got the beautiful email, without thinking I signed up. I decided that I needed to do it to prove to myself that I can push myself past my limits and presevere. I read an article where one of thr Olympic gymnasts stated that after she broke her ankle everyone said she wouldn’t compete again and she almost believed them. Then one day she decided to prove everyone, including herself wrong and she ended up becoming a member on the past Olympic team. So here I am, ONE days away from a 24 hour tough mudder, preparing myself for a grueling physical and mental challenge. I will do this for everyone who ever thought they couldn’t do something so they didn’t try, for everyone who feared, for everyone who said “I can’t” without trying, and for everyone who spends day in and day out living through things worse than any tough mudder.  Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “you must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Here goes nothing! Lindsey

Congratulations Lindsey for not only qualifying for this event but for also continuing to train as hard as you do – coming into the gym at 7pm just to get another wod in.  We are so proud of you!  You are truly an inspiration for us all at Southington Crossfit.  May the force be with you, we will be thinking of you all weekend!  Make sure you send us your bib number so we can all follow you online.