My Tough Mudder Wisconsin 2012 Experience

Let me just say that this year’s Tough Mudder event in Wisconsin was far more organized than the previous year. After last year’s parking debacle that left us sitting in traffic for over an hour to travel just 3 miles, I’m sure the organizers wanted to avoid that. This year, a new location and better parking. Because of the parking situation last year, we were forced to miss our start time and had to start later than expected. It wasn’t a big deal that we were late, but sitting in traffic for over an hour when it’s not expected is rough… especially when you have to go to the bathroom! If you think about it, there are all these people on their way to a race and of course they’re drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated. As we inched slowly towards the event, cars doors started opening and people were running into the woods (or hay fields) to use natures “restroom” and then quickly running back to their cars. Thankfully, we didn’t have that problem this year. Continue reading My Tough Mudder Wisconsin 2012 Experience

Summer 2012 is Officially Here… Let’s Get Ready!

Here in Chicago it has felt like summer for the past two months. There were even a few weeks in February and March when I thought summer was starting early. We had a very mild winter here in Chicago and that is something that I will never complain about. If you live here, I’m sure you remember the heat wave we had in March. It was glorious.

The first full day of summer was yesterday, June 21st. Summer actually started on June 20th at 6:09 PM or something like that. I’m not sure why it’s such an odd time and I don’t really have the time to look it up on the Google. Long story short: Summer = Awesome. Continue reading Summer 2012 is Officially Here… Let’s Get Ready!