The Perkins Law team successfully completed the 10.1-mile, 20-obstacle Virginia Tough Mudder course on Saturday in just under four hours. A solid six months of arduous training (including my first ever visit to an orthopedic specialist) and team building culminated in a memorable afternoon at Meadow Event Park in Doswell featuring picture-perfect weather and over 10,000 other participants all working together toward a common goal of reaching the finish line and supporting The Wounded Warrior Project in the process.
If you are a business owner or executive, I would recommend you consider fielding a team for a future Tough Mudder event. While it is a physically challenging event, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to complete the race and have a great time, and it will be a rewarding experience you and your colleagues will not soon forget.
Kudos to Perkins Law office manager Keri Fagan for first suggesting the idea back in September 2013 and also to Fitness RVAlution conditioning coach Brooke Lipscombe for getting us physically and mentally prepared for the big event. A great idea followed by planning, perseverance, teamwork, and execution–a recipe for success either in the office or in the mud!
PS–Perhaps best of all, thanks to the generous support of family, friends, and colleagues from the RVA business community, we collectively contributed over $1,000 to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks everyone!