(slash suicide mission) and proved to be ONE TOUGH MUDDER for sure.
(Our friend, Dave Roderick in the red shirt goes first, then Ben in the red bandana takes his turn--Proving his mad skills of walking on water.)
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.
Ben and his buddies from church participated in this together. They had to get through mud, fire, ice-water, 10,000 volts of electricity and climb over 12 foot walls and through underground mud tunnels. (Not sure why someone would ever CHOOSE to put themselves through any of it. CRAZY.)
I was a bit worried sending him off to be electrocuted, frozen and possibly burned. Thankfully he came home with just a few scrapes and bruises...