For the Atlanta Tough Mudder, there were three different distances - 5K, Tough Mudder Half (5ish miles), and Tough Mudder Full (10ish miles). Due to a number of factors, we opted for the Tough Mudder Half (spoiler: I regret not doing the Tough Mudder Full, but that is a story for another time).
The race was held at Bouckaert Farms in Fairburn. While the venue wasn't far from my house, it took a while to get there due to parking. The last mile and a half of the drive took close to an hour. After sitting and crawling inch by inch, we came to find out that the issue was that the race course ran across the road that took you to the parking lot! Basically anyone arriving after the first wave went off would have to sit and wait for runners to get across before making their way into the parking lot.
We had a few more obstacles that were inclined walls and tall walls that once again teamwork really helped everyone succeed. Around mile four, we caught up to Momma K and Papa J who were waiting for us at Mud Mile 2.0. With a rainy morning, it was extra muddy for sure!
Our last obstacle was Everest 2.0. If you have been following my OCR journey this year, you know that making it on warped walls is what I always have my heart set on. I practice warped walls constantly at my ninja gym, so they are something that I always want to clear. Man! That wall was slick, though! I made it up Everest higher on the wall than what I anticipated before grabbing the rope to fight my way to the top.
At this point I had five different OCR series under my belt for the year and still had my Spartan Trifecta races to run. Other than those two downfalls, I have to say that I enjoyed the obstacles and the teamwork required on the course (both by friends and total strangers). That is one very unique aspect of the Tough Mudder that I enjoyed the most for sure. If I add a Tough Mudder into my 2019 schedule, it will definitely be for the Tough Mudder Full (now called Tough Mudder Classic).