Gearing up for Tough Mudder Las Vegas | Tough Cookies 2.0

Here I go again...getting that same nervous, anxious energy I felt before the Spartan Super earlier this month.  This time, I'm gearing up for my second Tough Mudder event coming up on Sunday!  If you are new to the blog, you may not know how Tough Mudder changed my life, but it really did.  I won't bore those how already know the story, but you can read my thoughts on Tough Mudder HERE and HERE!  

I've been having a real hard time practicing this obstacle at Camp Rhino.  Not sure what my problem is,but I know it's all in my head.  I start running towards the ramp and then stop myself halfway.  It's really annoying!  I did it before, I can do it again and this photo proves it! I will get up Everest again. 

I've been having a real hard time practicing this obstacle at Camp Rhino.  Not sure what my problem is,but I know it's all in my head.  I start running towards the ramp and then stop myself halfway.  It's really annoying!  I did it before, I can do it again and this photo proves it! I will get up Everest again. 

I'm excited to be taking on my second Tough Mudder with 2 really good friends of ours!  Last year, our friend Veronica couldn't do it since she'd just had a baby a month before, but we convinced her hubby, Ernie, to join our team.  This year, Veronica is joining team Tough Cookies and the 4 of us are ready to take on the 10+ mile course full of crazy obstacles that will really test our stamina and mental grit!  We've been training at Camp Rhino and it's been very helpful to give the obstacles a try.  We've been calling our training sessions "double dates"!  Yea, that's how we roll!  I encourage you to find an obstacle training gym/facility in your own city and if you're from Vegas, you gotta check out Camp Rhino!  

New obstacle - Fire in Your Hole.  Like Wet N Wild, but with fire &muddy water at the bottom! 

New obstacle - Fire in Your Hole.  Like Wet N Wild, but with fire &muddy water at the bottom! 

I'm so happy we don't have a 2.5 hour drive this year to get to the event, since it's being held at Lake Las Vegas, just 30 minutes away.  I'm also anxious to try out the brand new Legionnaire Loop, which is only open to repeat Mudders and has some pretty challenging & fun looking obstacles.  My sister will be coming along is the official Tough Cookies photographer and her hubby will be a spectator too!  This is the first time he's gone to any one of our crazy obstacle races, so it's gonna be a real treat for him & hey, maybe he'll even join us for the next one (Javier, are you reading this?!)

It's really going to be fun having them encouraging us along the course!  I just hope they're nice to us for the Family Feud obstacle ;) 

Getting knocked down by spectators during the Family Feud obstacle.  This actually looks like fun! 

Getting knocked down by spectators during the Family Feud obstacle.  This actually looks like fun! 

Let's do this!!  Hoorah!!