'True Life' Check-In: Noah Hopes That People Find His First Solo Tough Mudder Inspiring

MTV’s latest “True Life” explored the stories of three people who were training for Tough Mudder. We had an opportunity to check in with one of them to find out how his life has changed since filming wrapped — take a look at Noah’s follow-up below.


I was very excited to be a part of "True Life: I'm Doing a Tough Mudder." I had done five Tough Mudders already, and was starting to gain attention from it. Being noticed is easy, considering my injuries; I am always out there with able-bodied, fit men and women. Though I'm known within the Tough Mudder community and have a Facebook following, I wasn't ever expecting to end up on "True Life."

The timing couldn't have been better, either. Days before I found out I was going to be on the show, I decided I needed to test myself by doing a Tough Mudder alone, so I chose to run the Vermont course by myself.

Going through my daily routine with a camera on me at all times was stressful, but thinking about the lives I may touch with my story got me through it. My life isn’t anything spectacular, but I’ve made drastic changes in it to accomplish everything I have since I was injured eight years ago. If seeing me compete in the Tough Mudder, my outlook on life or my story of overcoming injury motivates even one person to get off the couch and take on a healthier lifestyle, then it was all worth it.

I took on the Vermont Tough Mudder the same way I take on life. Challenges -- whether expected or not -- are everywhere. And while it might seem tempting to take the easy way out of an obstacle or just quit, obstacles are life, and I’m in it to live life to the most extreme conditions I can get myself into.

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