81-Year-Old Grandma Completes Her Second ‘Tough Mudder’ in Honor of Her Late Husband

81-Year-Old Grandma Completes Her Second ‘Tough Mudder’ in Honor of Her Late Husband


81-Year-Old Grandma Completes Her Second ‘Tough Mudder’ in Honor of Her Late Husband

A lot of people will make it an excuse to join physically challenging events because they would say that ‘they are too old for that’ some would say ‘they are too weak’ for something like Tough Mudder. But as Tough Mudder holds events all over the world, age should not be an excuse to give it a try.

Mildred Wilson, 82, gets a whole lot of bragging rights after she accomplished her second Tough Mudder in Missouri. She said she did this in honor of her late husband, Farrell.

You see, COVID-19 took Farrell Wilson’s life last year. He had a heart attack while being treated for the coronavirus. Mildred decided that after what happened, she wouldn’t sit at home to mourn her loss. Instead, she chooses to be active and work through her sorrow.

In her interview with local KFVS 12, she said, “First I went to the doctor.”

She decided that if she was going to do it, she has to do the whole thing. So with her doctor’s approval, she joined a local YMCA and started training. She wanted to get herself ready for the mud. And sure enough, on the event day, Mildred crushed every obstacle. Contrary to what she believed, she found most of the obstacles to be a little easier than she expected.

Talking about ‘Everest,’ one of the obstacles in Tough Mudder, she said, “Except for the wall! I always wanted to try that wall. I realized it wasn’t a piece of cake. It took a whole village to get me up.”

This is not her first try at Tough Mudder. In fact, this was her second run. And for that, she’s an inspiration to us all. She said that she also plans on helping out her son, Danny, in the pit as he takes on World’s Toughest Mudder this November.

When her photo was shared on Tough Mudder Instagram account, the younger generation can’t help but share how this grandma has inspired them. A lot of the comments say that they wanted to be like her. some even say that there are no more excuses. That if she can do it, they can too.

“Tough Mudder” website states that this is “a place for you to push your physical and mental limits without the pressure of competition. A community built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles, where stepping outside your comfort zone is the reward. When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

The website adds: “Every Tough Mudder event is built on the foundation of teamwork and features world-class obstacles. From 5K to running all night – we have an event for you.”

In fact, even kids will enjoy the events prepared by Tough Mudder for them.
“Tough Mudder Kids is a brand new, adventure-inspired kids obstacle course recommended for children ages 5-12. Junior Mudders of all abilities now have the chance to take on their own version of the legendary Tough Mudder course and learn the benefits of teamwork, communication, and overcoming obstacles on an un-timed, non-competitive course. Each Kids event format has one goal in mind: MUDDY FUN.”

In our everyday lives, we try to ask ourselves what are the thing that we can and we can’t do. You don’t have to go breaking world records. Instead, step outside your comfort zone and take the path less traveled.


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