Sunday, June 3, 2012

Let's Get Dirty!

One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to participate in a Mud Run. Check that off the bucket list! I completed my first mud run and I am now in love!

Here is how the course is described:
The Mud Run is a challenging 10K run with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, tunnel crawl, slippery hill climb, and the final 30-foot mud pit.
That is pretty much my definition of awesomeness. And it was awesome! It took place on a military base and was set up like a combat zone--we had to scale under wires and swim through a mud pit, hoist ourselves over a wall to plop down into mud and run through cylinders caked with mud for 10K. 

I've been asked by a number of people why mud runs? What is the appeal? I just say I guess it's something different. But now I get it. We are all just children wrapped up in adult bodies and it's fun to play like kids once in a while. Granted, now I have to pay money to do this. And I don't have my mom yelling at me when I come home dirty. Now I just have a roommate to do that.