Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Awhile back J and some friends attempted Tough Mudder Pittsburgh, and even completed the thing! The machismo was spread on thick for this race, I pretty much expected everyone to be sporting their own version of "PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY" tattoos. I observed a man duct-taping his shorts to his body. Serious business.
I guess I just wasn't man enough to do a 10 mile course while crawling through mud, freezing water, under barbed wire, through electric shocks, and up skateboard ramps. Maybe I was just man enough to pay $20 to be a spectator. I don't really see this as a personal failure, so much as a marketing fail...or a marketing success? Who knows.