Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mud factor fun mud race

Second race in the mud for Bianca and I but we teamed up with my sister Amy, and my girls Diane, Sandra, Liz and her husband. So glad we had one man run with us cuz it wasn't your grandmas mud run. Haha. Leann and Judy backed out, but there is always another run around the corner.
So we got there and got hyped before the noon call to run. We started off near the front and at an easy jog first obstacle was a huge mud and water filled hole. Amy went straight up the gut and everyone else made way thru. Only I couldn't see Amy anymore and I heard people yelling that people lost shoes. Ya. So I stood on the sideline as folks ran by us finally spotted Amy getting her shoe from the mud pit and getting it back on.
The race is on and half our team ditched us so time to make it up double time. A few more mud filled streamed and Bianca takes Amy out into the mud and slime. Yep liked like two teenagers wrestling around. Ok let's triple time to catch up an we did. Hell ya I love that. Next obstacle was a huge wall you had to slither under like a snake. In the slippery mud and a ditch of water but not clean, it was gross. More mute puddles of shin high sticky mud. Run run. Oh ya there was this big reminded me of a train car that was lodged into the mud. We had to get up over that. No easy feat for someone with not enough upper body strength. With some help I got up and pulled my water logged ass over. Big jump into the mud pit and off to the races we went.
My least favorite obstacle was this huge slippery wall that was @45 degree angle and about 7 feet high. People were making human ladders to get up. Sandra went up first climbing up with a lil push and then me. Well at the top there was no easy way to brace yourself of get over. The other side consisted of two by fours set far apart and the angle it hit the top of the obstacle was pointy. The top is lined with men and women trying to help others up and so we got the BIL up and folks start grabbing us to get up but we aren't secure so we are sliding down and trying to regain our spot on the wall using every once of strength we have. Not much. Haha. That obstacle took ten minutes at least. I hurt my shoulder hanging on.
Running through slippery mud trails I hit the ground hard a couple times. I needed cleats. Haha. We slid down hard packed mud hills and the climbed up and over cargo nets like the military does. Those were about 15 feet high or more. Then we climbed over 6 ft walls with no ropes or anything. Walked over wet beams and pools of mud. There were trenches to climb inane out of and tunnels too. Yay mud. The next hardest obstacle was the 30 ft wall and you had to use a rope with knots to get over. That was scary. My favorite part was the huge slip n slide. They put soap on you and down you went. Me and Amy went at the same time and it was fast and cool. Bianca got a huge push and was like a rocket. Fun stuff. Wish there were more slides. My least favorite parts were the military crawls under the wire n the mud. We did that a few times and they were long obstacle. I got some scrapes and cuts on my knees from random rocks. We made it, we had a blast and I'm ready for another.

1 comment:

  1. That is so freaking AWESOME!!! My girls totally ROCK!!