|Our course map- slightly altered from last year|
|Me, Will, Jaime, Betsy, Kara and Devan. Ray is the photographer and shadow person.|
Once the gun sounded we were off running. The sun was out and the temperature felt great the entire way. I ran with Will the whole race- although sometimes I made him chase me a bit! He had this grand idea he could actually beat me and wanted to place a bet on it. He finally admitted around mile 3 or so that he definitely would have lost that wager! The obstacles were fun- we jumped over logs, through tires, climbed fences, army crawled under things and went up and down plenty of steep hills. Finally with about 1/2 mile to go we hit the first mud pit, then waded through waist deep water. As soon as we came out of the water I just sprinted towards the finish- I can't help but finish strong! The very last obstacle is to army crawl through a long pit of mucky mud. SO FUN!!! I finished in 54 minutes and Will finished in 55.
After Will finished we walked back to the car to grab our camera so we could take pictures of the others finishing. On our way we saw Ray, Devan and Kara coming down the hill- they only had about 1 mile left and they were all smiles! That made me feel better, knowing they were having fun and had the best part of the race still ahead of them. Will and I snapped a few photos of each other then went to watch the others crawl through the mud pit.
The best part was hearing how much fun everyone had. Betsy had so much fun she was ready to run it again! How awesome to have friends come run a race with you and actually enjoy themselves and possibly be inspired to start running and doing races?
|Devan, Ray and Kara in the last mud pit|
|Love this picture of Betsy- she is having a blast!|
|Jaime in the last mud pit. Devan and Kara went through again!|
|Boop-oop-a-doop! What mud run???|