Ok. So. Sorry I'm slow to get back to blogging. But things got interesting this weekend. After talking about the mud run, Saturday finally showed up. And I wanted to chicken out, I kid you not. I'm always nervous before a run but especially this one because I had never done a mud run. This mud run actually replaced the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Dallas we actually want to do but it got cancelled for some unknown reason and this conveniently popped up for us to sign up for. Now, I hadn't been working out or running except two runs I got in the week before the race and my last 5K was over a year ago when I did The Color Run in Austin.
No surprise, I cut my finger opening a bottle of tea the night before and I was super scared I was going to get some monster inside me, you ever see that show? Leishmaniasis or cryptosporidium. Yeah that scariness. Jamie text yelled at me, "tape it really good!" after I scared her with that talk. Here was me the morning of, waiting for Rachel to show up. Pig tails are my signature run look.
We left super early even though our start time wasn't until 10 and the drive to get there wasn't that long. I ate some oatmeal as soon as I woke up and drank some water and that was basically it. We wanted to show up early to watch the heats before us and to scope out how this was actually going to go down. It turns out, it was barely 70 degrees and it was raining and we definitely weren't prepared so we waited in the truck for our other two team mates Kristin, who I lovingly dubbed as Baby Giraffe and MaryElice. Here's the map of the course.
Out of the 18 obstacles we came in contact with, I wasn't able to do three. Two of them because it was just too slippery and muddy. I also lost a shoe right at the beginning and my bandage on my finger I cut, so I did leave some blood out there. The whole course took us a little less than an hour. A soggy, muddy, squishy hour. At the end, you had to slide down a hill as you can see in the picture below and I made a huge mess. I honestly had a mud beard but I wipe that sh*t off before we took a picture. It was a blast and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. In the pictures, I can tell I have a lot of work to do, but we already agreed to do two more 5k's before the end of the year at least. We're starting a training plan and it was awesome to work with a strong team of girls.
See ya next time!