Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
When Ryan Atkins told the border control officer his reason for entering into the US from Canada in mid-November, the officer noted that Raceway Park, host of World's Toughest Mudder 2013, was a common calling for crossing Canadians that day. Without missing a beat, his girlfriend, Lindsay, sitting beside him, wittingly remarked, “Yeah, but you haven't had the winner come through yet, have you?”
Name: Joe Perry
Occupation: Internet Service Provider
Hometown: Wallaceburg, Ontario
Headbands Earned: 14 (12 Tough Mudders, 2 World's Toughest Mudders)
Name: Devon Musko
Occupation: Inside Sales Account Manager
Hometown: North Olmsted, OH
Headbands Earned: 21 (20 Tough Mudders, 1 World's Toughest Mudder)
Before reading on, take a few seconds to think of your greatest fear. Feel the vulnerability. Experience the mental, or even physical, tension within. Done? Now congratulate yourself—you're completely normal.
Here at TMHQ, we think fear gets a bad rap. This year, instead of being paralyzed by your fears, let them motivate you. So as you begin your journey standing up to the great bully that is that four-lettered F word, here are some helpful hints to keep in mind: