This summer, Joe and Dawn participated in the hardcore obstacle course that is Tough Mudder. It’s not a competition; nor is it a race. The point is to test the body and spirit by completing the challenges shoulder to shoulder with your teammates.
Oh, I suppose I should back up for a second and introduce myself. My name is Daniela and I film and edit many of the videos you see here at Rouxbe. Every day I’m inspired by the people I work with. When Dawn shared the pictures from Tough Mudder, I asked her about the chronology and she said “Wherever we are clean it’s the beginning”. These words resonated with me and made me think about how in order to achieve our goals, it is necessary to move, to sweat and, yes, to be tired and sometimes filthy in the end.
I put together a video because it represents the spirit of Joe and Dawn’s work at Rouxbe: they work as a team and get their hands dirty alongside everyone else.
Next year it will be my turn to participate in Tough Mudder -you could call it a part of my mid-life crisis. And I know that at the end of the course, I’ll be tired and covered in mud but I’ll be happily holding my glass of beer with the rest of my team.
I hope you’ll enjoy watching the video as much as I enjoyed making it. You can also view more pictures on our Facebook page.
|What is Tough Mudder you ask? Tough Mudder, noted as one of the toughest events on the planet, is a 10 to 12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. The event has raised more than $3 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.|