The mornings are dark, the days are short, and you've already heard 'All I Want for Christmas' 568 times. You miss the summer. You miss Tough Mudder. Of course, there are a whole range of components that, when brought together, make Tough Mudder events so unique, but there are a few things that really stand out in those sweet summer memories. Here are the top six reasons why the off-season is a such struggle and you're really missing those Tough Mudder weekends.
6 Things you Miss the Most About Tough Mudder in Winter
The thicker and gloopier the better. We don't call you Mudders for no reason. Unfortunately, rolling around in the snow just doesn't have the same effect.
2. Brand Spanking New Obstacles
What you're currently experiencing is an obstacle hangover: You partied all summer long, taking all of the obstacle madness 2018 had to offer, and now you're tired and feeling sick. Luckily for you, hair of the dog is right around the corner with brand new obstacles for 2019. Will YOU be ready for The Gauntlet?
3. Arctic Enema - The Rebirth
Go on...admit it. You miss the feeling of complete and utter shock as you hit the ice, and the rush of adrenaline that pushes you through the next five miles. Get our top 5 tips for surviving the obstacle that our head course designer described as "like quickly eating ice cream and getting punched in the balls at the same time."
4. Electroshock Therapy
Electroshock Therapy has been reinstated as the Tough Mudder Classic finisher obstacle for the 2019 season. When the finish line is in sight, the zap-tastic zing of Electroshock Therapy means you're seconds way from a new headband. That's a feeling that is hard to recreate (and so are the shocks). And if you skipped this optional obstacle in the past, check out our tips on how to survive Electroshock Therapy—and slay it in 2019.
5. Your Tough Mudder Family
If you're a regular then there will be plenty of faces you can't wait to see come Spring. Hanging out in the bar just isn't the same as helping your friends overcome challenges and achieve what they thought they never could.
6. The Party
As you stand awkwardly near the printer, lukewarm beer in hand at this year's office holiday party, it's likely you'll be flodded with memories of the best party you've ever been to. With music, mud, and laughter (and did we mention beer?) the atmosphere at a Tough Mudder is unbeatable. And in 2019, the epic Mudder Village after party promises to be even better.
Need a way to cheer yourself up? Book your place in the mud for 2019.