Thursday, May 10, 2012

Real Men wear pink, send flowers, AND do Tough Mudder RACES

Race day is coming!

My husband is a sweetHEART. He wins my smiles with his charms whenever he surprises me with happy flowers (my favorite!) like these beauties...

Or even better, these paper origami flowers!  He surprised me with a dozen red paper roses on Valentine's Day this year.  He said he wanted to give me flowers that lasted as long as his love {aww} ;) He made them and even made the stems too! Super cool.

But don't let this guy fool you. 
He is not all velvet, 
he is 95% caveman.  

Ever since we were teenagers, I've always liked calling him Chris-Foot-Through-the-Floor-Moore because he has always been as cool and as strong as hell-O.  I love that about my main squeeze!

I'm all about tough guys.  
Big.  Strong.  No cry babies.  
Full on, old fashioned, testosterone filled PROTECTORS.  

Chris is preparing to race a Tough Mudder race this summer!  The Tough Mudder race is a perfect symbol of physical "toughness".  Regular street marathons are SO yesterday, fast forward to TODAY.  Athletic challenges have been amped up to deeper levels of insanity!  

Watch this video with all the info!

Here is the description of the mudder race, directly from their website:

"Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world." 

..."probably the toughest event 
on the planet."

The obstacles include fire, ice, mud, and electricity! 

(photos below from

My cousin and her family are flying down for the race!  Josh, my cousin's husband is a hardcore fitness MACHINE! He is racing with Chris.  I'm so excited to watch them race! The boys are excited to have time with their cousins too.  I've shared about their sweet family before on my blog HERE and ironically, that visit involved MUD too...

Chris suffered an injury a few weeks ago, preventing him to fully train as planned so pretty please pray for him as he prepares to race because he isn't in his tip top shape.  I'm still super excited to watch him tackle this challenge!  There is nothing more attractive to me than watching someone push themselves mentally and physically!  A strong mind is empowering and a capable body is freeing. 

Strength is truly a beautiful thing.

I will post again AFTER the race and include plenty of photos.  Hopefully there will be no images of blood or bones, just mud and sweat.   I love my crazy guy and am so proud of everything he does! 

*The government makes me say that I was compensated for this post however all thoughts and opinions are my own and always will be!

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caveman said...

Thank you, BlueEyes. This post was a total surprise. I still can't believe that TM is sponsoring me because of Mooreminutes.... thanks for keeping the pressure off me ;-)

Also, thanks for the prayer request. My mind is in full go for this, but my body is less than thrilled about it.

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

Love the paper roses! Good luck to your hubby! My husband and I wanted to do that race, but didn't due to injuries. Hopefully next year!

Unknown said...

Such a sweet post! Love the paper flowers! Saw you on TT&J and am your newest follower! :) Have a great weekend!
xo, Reannah @Shaped by Grace


get over it punk!! Get ready and no winning !!

Six Sisters said...

I've always wanted to try one of those races! We would love for you to come share it at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

The Sisters

Jenny said...

My son and his wife do Tough Mudder! It is a tough course but they love it. They are training now for Ironman. Yikes. I can barely make myself walk two miles every day.

Those origami flowers are awesome.

Jane said...

Go CHRIS!!! Praying and pulling for you to make it through...heck, to WIN!

I had never heard of TM until recently, when some young friends of ours asked to use our home for their base when they and their friends come to Tampa for the TM Dec. race. Wow! There's no way you'd find me doing anything like this...NO WAY. (I'd probably trip over a pebble as the beginning of the event...and break my wrist.)

Can't wait to hear the results and to see the photos...


Homemade Heather said...

So sweet!! We have a friend training for Tough Mudder in Whistler this summer!!! Someone asked him "how exactly do you train? Shock yourself repeatedly?" Hee hee

The CSI Girl said...

My husband did this and loved it! It was fun watching but I was so nervous the whole time. But I won't scare you. It is way awesome and I agree. I love that my husband is sweet and romantic but is tough and active. Oh and post pics. I got some great ones!
Good luck to him!