In the lead-up to Tough Mudder, Samantha cheered on her teammates via Facebook, sharing inspirational quotes and pictures. When doubts crept into her or her teammates minds on race day, she kept picturing the finish line, the pride she would feel crossing it and repeated her personal mantra “You never fail as long as you try”.
The most surprising Tough Mudder challenge
Samantha’s dedicated training prepared her for the physical challenges of the race, but what she wasn’t prepared for was how much of a mental and emotional challenge Tough Mudder was. Right until the start of the race, her older son was sending her encouraging text messages. Cheering on her teammates as they overcame their fears and even helping out fellow racers who were doubting their own abilities to complete the course, added up to an emotional and memorable day.