PS. I'm looking at an Aussie tough mudder in Feb 2013. so, here's what I'm thinking.
a. it is unlikely that i will actually get to the race, all things considered in my business and what-not right now.
b. i am ridiculous.
nevertheless, i suggest that i
a. do the training as if there's going to be a training day; and
b. on that day, do something really great like the tongoriro crossing or some other longer/tougher hike.
for b, i was talking to my friend about whether or not DS would be ready for a "sleep-over-ish." Our friends will happily hang with him while DH and i do the crossing, and we'll be home to chill -- but they'll feed him and get him comfy for bed and we'll rock in all exhausted and not have too much to do.
hmmm. it's a thought.
not that tongoriro is that difficult of a crossing, mind you, but . . . it's an idea.