Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dirty Girl 5K!

Tara, Naomi, Heather, Katie, and Shawnee
Today, my little group of racing buddies ran a fun 5K - The Dirty Girl Mud Run!  This is a 5K race with 11 obstacles stationed throughout the race.  We had an absolutely awesome time at this race!  We ran hard and completed each obstacle as a team.  Overall, most of the obstacles were a lot easier than we anticipated and a few were pretty tough - we scaled cargo nets, crawled through mud, ran through tires, climbed walls, slid down hills, ran through water holes, and climbed muddy hills.  Our time was much better than we thought it would be - only 35 minutes to run over 3 miles and complete 11 challenges!

Pre-Race Prettiness!

  Here's the starting line!
Thanks to Naomi for taking these awesome during-the-race pictures! 
Obstacle #1: The Hay Bale Climb:
Obstacle #2: The Wall:
Obstacle #3: Crawling Under the Net in the MUD:
Me approaching Obstacle #4: Crawling Through Tubes:
Obstacle #5: Mud Pit
Me, Shawnee, and Tara running toward Obstacle #6: Swinging Tires
Obstacle #7: More Tires!
Shawnee and Heather running toward Obstacle #8: Ropes
Here I go toward Obstacle #9: Cargo Net Climb (Heather and Tara are right in front of me.)
Tara coming down Obstacle #10: Sliding Down the Hill
Last one!  Obstacle #11: Climbing the Hill!
We did it!  We finished it!
Post-Race Nastiness!

 My view of myself post-race ... boo!  That is so gross!
I had a great time racing with my friends in the mud, but I was sooo ready to rinse this stuff off!  Unfortunately, the post-race clean up area left a lot to be desired (and was definitely less private than advertised!)  But, we laughed through it - and held up towels for each other to change behind!  (We saw a lot of flesh in that changing room from other racers.)  We had an awesome time together and are already talking about costumes for next year!

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