Mercury One is having a fundraiser for Restoring Love …but not just any kind of fundraiser. Mercury One asked (pressured) a handful of Mercury One employees to compete in Warrior Dash, a three mile race/mud run/obstacle course that will take place in Texas this spring. Somehow the Mercury One team convinced Stu to compete in this fundraiser from hell to help raise money for a good cause (which Stu points out, is the main goal here).
Glenn’s goal for Warrior Dash, however, is a little more devious. Glenn not only asked if he could bet against Stu, he went on to asked, “May I somehow fund an opponent of yours? Is there any way I can bet against you?”
Stu pointed out that the Mercury employees will be racing in teams. "There’s me, and then there’s a weak member. We’re doing a strong member-weak member thing.” Pat quickly pointed out that was incorrect, and that Stu was obviously the weak member. (Editor’s note: As Stu’s unfortunate teammate, I can confirm this as factual.)
So what exactly does Warrior Dash entail? Glenn gave listeners a breakdown of a few of the obstacles:
“The muddy mayhem which is crawl through the mud under barbed wire. And then jump over a pit of fire. Then trudge through waist‑deep wall and then climb over a wall draped with a cargo net. Navigate over water on a rope bridge. At what point do you think you're going to use a rope to climb over a vertical wall. No way. Climb over obstacles, and duck under barbed wire again. Run through an abandoned ‑‑ run through old abandoned shacks and sheds. And slide into a pit of mud.”
So what’s the catch, and how can you get involved? Well, the goal is to raise money for Restoring Love, which you can do by visiting MercuryOne.org …the fun part? There are five punishments for the losing team, which you can submit at firstname.lastname@example.org.