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Big Nasty Mud Run

Am I on a roll or what? Think I can keep the posts coming? I hope so. That’s the plan anyway. OK, OK, on to the real reason you’re here: the Mud Run recap.

But before I get to the race recap, I want to share a little story. On my long, slow runs, I often listen to podcasts. It helps pass the time an enjoy the information. One of my favorite podcasts is Runner Girls Podcast (click here to read the blog). These three ladies share their weekly training, race recaps, offer running information and runner recommends. They also will highlight a runner each episode from Daily Mile (that’s my profile, follow me). Well, a few weeks ago on of their episodes they asked for any listeners that would like to share a race recap on one of their listener shows. Having not run any big races, I didn’t think any of my recaps would be what they were intersted in, but when they announced they still needed a few more, I figured why not ask. I asked and they said yes.

That brings me to today’s race recap. Instead of writing it all out, I was a guest on their podcast, and now you can listen to my race recap. How cool is that!!!

So, without further adieu, click here to be taken to the podcast and enjoy. I start around 36 minutes in, but seriously you should listen to the whole podcast. It’s fantastic!

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What did you think? Pretty cool, huh? I feel famous! 😉 But now that you’ve heard the recap, I thought I’d share a few pictures with you so you put pictures to the recap.

My friend, and partner for the race, Danielle and the cutest 8 year old I know. This is pre-race in case you can’t tell from the super clean outfits.

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Hoping the first set of walls.

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Yes, I know it looks like I’m walking across a balance but seriously, have you ever tried to walk through really think and gunky mud? It’s hard and you will slip and fall. Who knows, I was probably getting ready to slip as this was taken.
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Mud is fun! Thumbs up for being dirty.
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Because you know, posing in the middle of a muddy creek is what I do.
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This slide was awesome!!! I can’t even begin to express how many times I wanted to do this.
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The tall wall that scared me. It was really the going over the top part that did it.
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Over, under, over, under. Not the best face, but I like to keep it real.
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OK, so I may have exaggerated on the size of the tire a little, but no joke, this was one of the biggest tires (and one of the only ones left at that point) and the inside was full of water. And that smile? TJ must have caught me at the beginning of this obstacle because at the end, I was over the tire. LOL!
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This was that rope ladder I tried describing as the ladders at carnivals. Was I close?
I had to climb up another rope ladder to roll across this net and slide down a fireman’s pole.
A low crawl through an extremely muddy path.
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Because eating mud is hilarious!
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The football field length pool of mud at the finish. When you’re tired and have already expended a lot of your energy, you start thinking you’ll never reach the end.
We made it!!!!
And what I mentioned very briefly in the podcast, a kids run. Dylan did the kid’s run that was held before the start of the first wave, and Jordyn did the run the second time, after our run was over. They both loved every second of it and wanted to do it again. They are so proud of themselves. That first picture is actually Danielle and I after Dylan earned his medal from the run.
What does a tired mom do when her 3 year old needs help completing her first race? Why, help her of course! And thank God for Danielle. She made it so much easier.
A very happy 3 year old with her new medal.
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And one more because I couldn’t resist not sharing that face.

And since my furry little friends decided they needed to make a cameo on the podcast, I’ll let them make a cameo on the blog too.

This is Bailey. Our sweet, kid-tolerating girl (and the one who snorted making Sue think we also had a warthog as a pet). 🙂

And this is Scooter, the lovable boy who follows me everywhere.
Overall, we loved every second of it and plan on doing it again in September, except next time TJ is actually going to be my partner. I see a date night coming.
 
*If you’re ever looking to switch up your run by listening to a podcast, you really should check these ladies. They are great!
***And a HUGE thank you to ERS Savannah and Corey Brooks for a few of the pictures in this post (they have the source link under them).
 
Have you ever participated in a mud run? How did you like it?