This last Friday I embarked on a challenge that I wasn't sure I was ready for. It was a challange rather than a race called the Tough Mudder. 11 mile run thought 18 crazy obstacles. I was running with 5 other team mates that I didn't know very well with the exception of Jack Gettles.
What I realized with this challenge is in order to finish you have to count on your teammates for support, assistance, and encouragement. This challenge really test your physical ability, mental ability and your ability to overcome fear. There were numerous obstacles where you could not make it alone. The Berlin wall, Mount Everest to name a few. This is where team work and drive was needed to continue the challenge. There were times in the race where it would have been easy to just stop, but my teammates were there to encourage me and keep me moving forward.
My point to sharing this story with all of you is this: When you work together and have a common goal and vision it is pretty amazing what obstacles you can overcome that lie in front of you. When you hit the finish line together it is a pretty amazing feeling. It has been a few days now and I'm walking normal again and still finding mud in places I din't think was possible.