Monday, September 27, 2010

Life's Short - Play Dirty

First annual Dirty Dash Mud Run at Soldier Hollow Saturday September 25th, 2010.

The team = Life's Short, Play Dirty = Gary, Jeri, Jeff, Randy, Kristine

The Goal = start as a team, finish as a team through 6.5 miles of mud, hay bales, mud, walls, mud, swamps, mud, slides, mud and more mud

The Purpose = to get dirty

Results = an awesome, grueling race with mud clinging to places mud should NOT cling. The race was great - the first 3 miles were straight uphill. Then some downhill, then more uphill. It was intense - I am so sore I can barely move today. But it was a blast and felt like a major accomplishment. The teammates were wonderful - took it a little slower for me and waited at the top of the biggest hills so I could catch up. All in all, probably the most fun I have ever had at a race. Can't wait to do it again next year!

The kids got to do a much shorter version of our race - the Piglet Plunge. Ashlie and Cameron were all over that. They joined their cousins, Braden and Gavin, fellow piglets. Of course, their wonderful Uncle Randy ran with them so they wouldn't get off course. Ashlie went face first in the mud and started yelling, I can't see, I can't see! After the race, Cameron said thanks, mom. You're awesome - that was the super best day ever! Apparently I just need to let the kids roll around in mud and I = super awesome mom.

Of course, thank you to my awesome supportive husband that snapped all the great photos. Thank you for being there to cheer me on and being happy for my accomplished finish! You're the best! (It's hard to be the one on the side taking the photos and not racing)

If you are into racing, for sure check out The Dirty Dash. The most fun I've ever had rolling around in mud, hands down!

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1 comment:

Flockhart Family said...

That is so awesome. I am glad that you got to do a race this year. Even funner that your kids came too!