Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hi there bloggedy-blog-readers!

Did you miss me? I missed you..

I've been away for a while because I've been superbusy with schoolwork and I'm a really good, well-behaved student (amen) so I don't have too much time for blogging lately. And since I ONLY want to post articles of some value, I'd rather not blog at all than to post weak articles ;).

My boyfriend - a very strong, handsome guy called Stefan- is really into Obstacle Racing and recently made a website about it. His website is called Mud and Obstacles. It went online just a few hours ago and I wanted you to be the first to know about it!

For those of you who have NO clue at all of what Obstacle Racing actually is; here is a short history about it that Stefan wrote on his website:

What is Obstacle racing?

Obstacle racing is a combination of running and overcoming obstacles such as climbing over walls, crawling through pipes, jumping over ditches,.. but also carrying heavy objects, swimming/running through water and mud, soap slides,.. and electric wires!
 A part of the obstacles are inspired by those from military training courses. However, there are also obstacles designed specifically for these races. Competitors are often dressed in all kinds of outfits (from business men and female cooks to vikings and chickens). Some are into obstacle racing for fun, some for the competition and others for both.

Although running is the biggest part of movement, a strong base of total body strength and endurance is also required.
Events can vary from 30 minute-races up to 5 hour-races, with courses that are achievable for all levels of participants to courses that are achievable only for the more experienced athletes with races like Tough guy, Spartan Race and Tough mudder.
The hardest race in the world will probably be World’s Toughest Mudder, where athletes must complete a course as many times as possible within 24 hours. To make it all even worse, the event takes place in December and is only cancelled in case of a tornado or an earthquake. Athletes can only take part after an invitation, required after finishing a standard Tough Mudder event within the top 5% of self-recorded times. (we will post an article about Tough Mudder later this week, for this year’s event will be held this weekend)

Written by Stefan Braun 

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