While most of us were getting ready for Mother’s Day, our very own Kimberly Clark was crawling through mud, plunging into ice cold water, scaling huge walls and getting electro-shocked in a jungle of dangling 10,000 volt wires.
Tough Mudder is 16-km military-style obstacle race with 25 major challenges that test all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Tough Mudder, founded in 2010, is a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. To date, Mudders have raised more than $5 million to support thousands of US and Canadian troops returning from the battlefield.
Kimberly and some teams mates going through the 10,000 volt shock
We asked Kimberly for her take on the event, here’s what she had to say…
How often did you train?
3-4 times a week
When did you start training?
In addition to running after 2 toddlers, I'm physically active all year round!
What did you do to train?
Boot camp, Martial arts, soccer, running
What was the hardest part of the course?
Climbing all the hills at Mt. St Louie!
What did you like most in the course?
The comradery between everyone participating!
What did you like the least in the course?
Having to take an ice bath!
What was your best moment?
At the beginning of the each group start. We sang the national anthem, huddled as a team and worked as a team. Each "start" had about 50-100 participants.
Kimberly and her nephew at the end
Did you have any funny moments?
What did you learn about yourself?
Why Tough Mudder?
Would you do it again?
It was a cold and windy day, but Kimberly completed the course in 4.5 hours and raised funds for the Wounded Warriors. Congratulations and kudos to Kimberly!