Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Muddy Buddies

I signed up with a bunch of ladies to do a mud run in August.
For every wave start time they chose a group to be the captains and they took you through some stretches.  This was the Captain America group.  Ours were the All Business group and they were wearing cut off khakis and shirts and ties.  Everyone had to do toe touches, because everybody loves a good toe touch- or reverse toe touch!!
None of them showed up, so my husband signed up, because in his words, "I don't want some random guy helping you over the obstacles."
You had to go through the mud pit around mile 1.5 and then again at the very end.
Well, I am proud to say, no one helped me over any obstacles although a random guy did help me not slide down a very muddy hill too fast!  We had a blast and I have decided that these are the kinds of races I want to train for now.
Definitely an after shot!
They are so much fun and short!
They had a little muddy gully to wash up in afterwards- it did help despite how muddy it was itself!
No more 26.2 mile runs- at least not for awhile!!
I had a sore on one of my feet, so I just wrapped both of them afterwards, because you donate your muddy shoes at the end of the race.  Some company fixes them up and gives them to 3rd world countries.  I had forgotten another set of shoes, so I just wore my wrap.  Don't you love my pretty sparkly pink toes, though!
I had forgotten to take off my rings and I really didn't want one of them to catch on a cargo net and rip all the meat off my bony finger, so at the starting line I hooked my rings onto my watch.  They stayed on!
I so love that this is something I can do with my husband.  I really think that you need to find something that you like to do together.  It really bring you closer to each other.  We have spent hours together that we might not have, if it hadn't been for a race that we were training to do.  I can't wait for the next fun race, but until then, I am training for a triathlon that I am doing with a friend other than my husband.


Anonymous said...

love that you and rob have fun together. good idea to share an activity with your spouse. Now if i can just find one we will both do.