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MUD RUN Recap with Pics

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My biggest goal when I started my weight loss journey last May was to run a 5k. I searched around and decided to do a mud run. There was one planned for the end of the summer and I really really wanted to do it. I told my family and friends my plans but a few people discouraged me from signing up right away. A mud run was too hard for such a beginner. So I decided to wait a while and see how I liked running. By the time I was confident enough to know I could do it the registration was closed. I was disappointed but found some other 5ks to do instead. The first thing I did this spring when registration opened was to sign up for that mud run. No way was I putting it off another year. Yesterday I finally got to get my mud on emoticon

This was the first race my son got to come to. He was so excited!

There were lots of groups participating. Wish I had more running friends. It'd be more fun with more people!

After the tires and a climbing wall was the cargo net. It was terrifying!! Heights aren't my thing and my finger got stuck between the rope and metal bar when I got to the top. I was so glad when I was safely on the ground!

There were lots of walls to climb, a river to walk through and some mud to crawl through. Then we had to run a mile up a ski hill. I walked. A lot. It was hard and fricken hot out. We got to the top and then our reward was a slip n slide. I promised my son that if he cheered with all his might I'd go down head first. I kept my promise emoticon

The finish line looked like this:

No one wanted a hug.

I did my mud run. I got muddy. I had a BLAST! Goal accomplished!! Maybe this can be an annual thing!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMILESHINE81 6/13/2012 1:18PM

    Looks like you had a great time! Congrats on finishing!!

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DEBJAE 6/11/2012 12:03PM

    Love it! Good for you, you look like you had a blast! Good for you for getting to get muddy!! I love these types of runs...I've done the Warrior Dash and am signed up to do the JailBreak in a few months.

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 6/11/2012 7:53AM

    emoticon COOL Stuff!!! You look like you had a blast! You are providing your son a very positive image of what fitness means : be active and have fun!!! emoticon
Love your pictures! I sign up for a few race a year but never did a mud race - I should try one (maybe with my daughter!).
Julia, member of the Motivation and Positive Attitude SparkTeam

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_BECKYT 6/11/2012 6:26AM

    emoticon I don't know you personally but I am proud of you. Made me smile this morning reading this post. Way to stick to your goal. Shame on those for discouraging you.
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RGEETING 6/10/2012 11:37PM

    AWESOME! It's great that you have accomplished your goal and that your son not only sees it, he is right there beside you!
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LOSEITLINDSAY 6/10/2012 8:12PM


That looks like a BLAST!!!! You should be proud of yourself. I want to do something like that sometime! I don't think I realized that those kind of events even existed. I think I've lived in a hole for too long. Time to get out and go!

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