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No Man Left Behind

Sea Bass —  March 4, 2012

After much thought and even an inner battle of what some might call selfish motivations I had a chat with our insightful pastor and came to the conclusion that the sole emphasis of running this event should be no man left behind.

There is no one timing this race but ourselves.  When we originally discussed the notion of participating in the Tough Mudder we came up with the idea that completing the race as a group is in itself a great accomplishment.   On top of that the unity and friendships we would build in the process would be priceless and in my opinion is already proving to be.   I have to say that the first 60 days of training has already forever changed my life for the good.

On a personal level it has given me the strength to make some personal growth changes as well as be a better example/role model for my family and my patients.  I not only practice what I preach but at a very high level.  As a group I believe we have already become a T.E.A.M…and they say…

  • Together
  • Everyone
  • Achieves
  • More.

I feel we have all been very supportive of each other in this process aside form a little ribbing form time to time to keep things lively.   Come race day I would like to see us stay together as a group and with Gods grace defy the odds.  I would like 100% of us to cross that finish line rather than the 75% average given. (Tough Mudder Statistics saye 25% WILL FAIL – 3.75 of Team Uppercut)

To succeed at the task in hand everyone involved needs to combine their efforts. If everyone does their job well, then it increases what the team can accomplish. This teamwork has to be recognized by everyone and know that great things can happen if individuals master the fundamentals and work together as one unit. Everyone has their own unique role, but each person’s individual role must be recognized and appreciated.

Everyone of us needs to understand how important it is to work smoothly together if we want to be successful. Each participant must be dedicated to the whole team and be willing to act unselfishly. When challenges arise (and rise they will), the team needs to have the resources, accountability and commitment to deal with them in a constructive and positive manner. A sense of teamwork will play an integral part in this.  Teamwork not only amongst us but also with God.

Check out this video of team work

As much as God is infinitely greater than us…

““For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  – Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV

The TEAM is greater than any ONE of us.  I encourage each of you to post your thoughts and experience so far in our journey together in particular the personal impact it has had on each of your lives.  I believe this will give us better insight to the positive influences we are making in each others lives as a TEAM.    Leave no man behind in life let alone on race day!

How Much is Enough?

TeamCaptain —  February 15, 2012

Tough Mudder

How much training is enough training?  This is a good question.  No one from Team Uppercut has run the Tough Mudder before.  We have no way of gaging how much is truly enough. Personally, I don’t believe there is ever enough.  There is always more you can do or should do. I don’t think you can ever be fully prepared for anything like this.  That’s what excites me about Tough Mudder, the anticipation of the unknown.

How much muscle strength do we need?  Do we have the mental fortitude to finish the race?  Is our training helping to build a mentally strong team?  How much pain will I endure before I quit?  Where is that line?  Have I ever crossed it in training?  Should we be pushing each other to cross it to strengthen the team as a whole?   I don’t know the answers to these questions.  I have a good idea what we should be doing.  My personal goals as a team member of Uppercut are this:  to always encourage my team members, to never leave any of them behind and to never be last.

I have recently been viewing different videos of people training for Tough Mudder.  I came across this video of a bunch of guys who ran the race last week in Georgia.  The video shows a little bit of what they were doing to get ready for the race.


Uppercut Circuit Training

TeamCaptain —  February 9, 2012

It is time to get up and start training for tough mudder.  If you don’t know what to do you can start with this.  Bryce Becker shares a great quick and inexpensive method for building muscle and loosing fat.  The only excuse for not being able to work out now is you.

Uppercut Circuit from Uppercut on Vimeo.

The Uppercut Circuit is what we are doing every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Wellness 1st Chiropractic
300 West Oakland Ave. 
Austin, MN 55912
 All you need to do is show up and bring some 10lb or 15 pound dumb bells & a jug of water.  If you cannot  make it thats fine.  Watch the video and you can do the circuit at home a couple times a week.  Trust me…this works.

Are you the toughest mudder?  This is a varation of the race we will run in May, 2012.  This video shows the top 5% competitors of each Tough Mudder race held in 2011.  The winner received $10,000.  The race was 8 miles long with 40 different obstacles and they run it for 24 hours!  The man and women who completes the most laps is the winner.