1M1W #19 - Tough Mudder



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  So...Joshua Perkins and I participated in the Virginia Tough Mudder on October 22nd. It was quite the adventure. You can hear all the details, including an obstacle-by-obstacle breakdown of the course, on this week's podcast. Hear about the hills, walls, hills, water, and hills that we faced...in front of a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE!  If you're interested, you can watch the Tough Mudder Virginia 2011 Official Video!! If you pause it at :26 seconds, you can see Joshua and I in the background. Joshua's the tall one...and I'm the one with gray hair!

Tough Mudder Obstacles:

  1. Braveheart Charge
  2. 10’ Berlin Walls
  3. Bales of hay AKA “Gauntlet” (single stacked with barbed wire in between, and a little spray thrown in)
  4. Devil’s Beard (crawling under cargo net)
  5. Hold Your Wood (pick up a log and carry up and down a ski slope)
  6. Funky Munkey (monkey bars)
  7. “Log Bog Jog” thru the woods
  8. Twinkle Toes (balance beam)
  9. Chernobyl Jacuzzi (dumpsters with colored ice water)
  10. Spider’s Web (vertical cargo net)
  11. Greased Lightning (slip-n-slide)
  12. Boa Constrictor (tunnels into and out of water)
  13. Underwater Tunnels
  14. Death March/Cliff Hanger (long hike uphill)
  15. Kiss of Mud (crawl in mud under barbed wire)
  16. Tires (tires)
  17. Logjammin’ (over and under horizontal logs)
  18. Bale Bonds (stacked double-high)
  19. 12’ Berlin Walls
  20. Mystery Obstacle (tall drop slide)
  21. Kinky Tunnels (crawl through tunnels with a couple of turns)
  22. Shake and Bake (get hosed down then crawl through sand under barbed wire)
  23. Turd’s Nest (horizontal cargo net with firehose)
  24. Everest (half-pipe)
  25. Fire Walker (burning square bales)
  26. Electroshock Therapy

In the News:

Washington Post: 3 years after deadline, FDA still hasn’t defined ‘gluten-free’


(This week's tips courtesy of Joshua Perkins!)

Eat less tip: Skim Milk

  • Skim Milk is less calories and less saturated fats.
  • Great with protein shakes or mixing with sugar free pudding for a light snack. Baking too!
  • It is best to gradually move down the scale from Whole to 2% to 1% to get used to the taste and texture.
  • It is higher in lactose for people that are slightly lactose intolerant and they should switch to lactose free as an alternative.

Exercise More Tip: Change up the routine (AKA muscle confusion)

  • Switch up the routine every 9 weeks.
  • If you are running on the treadmill then switch to elliptical.
  • Running on roads switch to trails.
  • Same weight lifting routines switch the exercises and days.
  • Yoga on Monday and Zumba on Thursday then switch up the days if possible.