Tough Mudder Trailblazer Aftermath with Chris Mejias
Tough Mudder has come and gone, but the the Trailblazer/Denali team is still feeling the effects. Let’s dig in with some follow up questions this week to see how they faired at this past week’s chaos in Vermont.
How did the event compare to your expectations? Was it easier or tougher than you thought it would be? Tough Mudder was amazing! Hard as hell, but definitely worth it! Some of the obstacles weren’t as bad as I expected them to be. Honestly, the hardest part was the constant uphill/downhill battles!
What gear did you use? Do you think you made the right choices? What would you do differently? TNF Dirt Merchant gloves, as well as the TNF Double Track shoes, were my main gear of choice. Both worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking about taking on the Tough Mudder challenge.
What did you think was going to be the worst obstacle? And was it actually the worst? If not than what was? I thought Arctic Enema was going to be bad, but the ice bath was actually quite refreshing! I secretly was hoping there would be more of them throughout the course! The hardest had to be Everest (summiting the half pipe). After failing twice on my own, I was able to make it to the top thanks to the helping hands (literally) of my fellow teammates.
How was the electroshock? The electroshock was intense. I took two hard hits. Not enough to knock me down, but enough to feel it traveling throughout my body!
How did you feel the day after? Sore. So, very sore. Mainly in the calves and quads. Damn those hills!
Will you be doing another Tough Mudder? Without a doubt. It really is a such surreal experience. What a great feeling it is to push yourself beyond your normal physical and mental limits. Also, the level of dedication and camaraderie displayed is second to none.