I did my first Tough Mudder event in the Poconos this weekend with my buddies Derek and Mark. It was awesome. I have a lot of friends who seem interested so I thought it’d be useful to highlight things which I would have liked to know going into the event.
Dude 12 miles!? – The average Tough Mudder is around 12 miles, but you don’t need to be able to run 12 miles straight to finish it. Between the rocky terrain, obstacles and bottlenecks, it was next to impossible to run the entire thing. If you’re goal is to finish completing all the obstacles doing light jog the entire time, you should be able to pull this off if you can …
As Will Dean so insightfully highlighted two evenings ago, the newest luxury goods are experiences.
The dominant conditions surrounding society have made it so. Generally we have less free time which assigns a higher value to anything devote our time to. We also have incrementally more channels to document and share our experiences (facebook, twitter, foursquare, etc).
The humbling result: many people, including myself, actively seek out experiences that provide “humble brag” opportunities.
Immediate examples that come to mind from my life in my quest to become…the most interesting man in the world:
Krav Maga Classes – Will I realistically use any of this? No, …