For the second year in a row, a group of Cuda employees formed a team to take on the Tough Mudder fitness challenge. Last year, Barracuda sponsored 30 employees to take the challenge. It was such a successful event for us that we almost doubled that number this year.
Fast Forward to Tough Mudder weekend…
On Friday, we started our trek to Tahoe/Truckee to get a good night’s rest before the big day. Friday nights are typically laid-back and relaxing. Alarms are set, clothes are laid out, time to call it a night. This enabled our team to be fresh and energized before our bright and early Saturday morning start.
Now that might all sound like a tough go-round, but the great thing about Tough Mudder is that it’s a team event. Sure, there are competitive teams that go out and really try and set a blinding pace and try and beat their times from the previous year, but more often than not, it’s a team event with the goal of just finishing.
The Tough Mudder Pledge says it all –
I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
I do not whine – kids whine.
I help my fellow mudders complete the course.
I overcome all fears.
The free pint of Shock Top at the finish line was a great reward too!
After challenging your body and owning Tough Mudder, it was great to get together with the team and have a nice, relaxing cookout and discuss what the most challenging part of the course was.
See pictures and video from Team Cuda! Enjoy 🙂