Monday, April 23, 2012
For my 30th birthday, my bestie and fellow Sparker Fit_n_Healthy, signed me up for the Survivor Mud Run. As she put it, it’d be literally “Dirty 30”, lol. I had never done anything like this and was really nervous I would struggle through the whole thing. But I was pretty excited to be something new and especially something that was fitness related and would leave me feeling proud to have done it.
Us in our matching socks and our “slogan” on our shirt ready to head out.
Standing in line to register showing off the shirt I drew on the saying “Let’s Get Dirty”. I was getting a little nervous here, but was still pretty excited.
The two of us with our numbers ready to go!
I was looking around the crowd and noticed some very fit people and that it seemed most people were thinner than me (which I know shouldn't matter, but sometimes I can't help notice) and I kept wondering if this was going to be even harder than I thought. As the race started we started way in back of our wave. Everyone was starting off at a nice pace. After a while I noticed that we had actually passed a lot of people. I have to say that this made me feel really good about what I’ve accomplished so far. Eventually you end up realizing though that this is definitely not a race to care about your time. A lot of times the obstacles got so backed up that you stood around for a long time just waiting. At first it was slightly annoying because you just want to get it over with, but then you just end up talking to people and really just have fun doing it all. Two guys we had met were carrying backpacks so we asked them if they were training for something. One of the guys was doing something big for his 50th (I can’t remember what the event was called, but it’s definitely something I would NOT be signing up for!), but then they started talking about Tough Mudder. I remembered seeing some photos of an old coworker of mine that had done Tough Mudder. This looked like something I’d never even consider doing, but my friend and I have been taking about and there’s an event in one year in our area and we’re actually thinking about doing it. I think this would be a fantastic goal to work towards and it would definitely get me to do more strength training (which I love doing, but find myself hardly doing it!). Anyway, I’m kind of going all over the place now! Lol The end was definitely my favorite place! Everyone was all clustered up and slipping and sliding and hanging on to each other for support. People were really helping each other out and you couldn’t help but scream and laugh at everything that was going on. We had a fabulous time and both wouldn’t mind doing another Mud Run.
This was our end result!!
Proudly showing off our shirts that say “I survived!” in the back and our medals (that I’ve come to discover I LOVE collecting!!)