Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run (5K)

A little while back, a few ladies in my ward sent me an email that had a Groupon for the Pretty Muddy 5K in Orland park. I couldn't resist the 50% off discount, so I signed up!

On September 15, all the other ladies who took advantage of the Groupon met up at the race start to get MUDDY!

The race atmosphere was pretty fun. A lot of music, some free workout classes put on by Xsport Fitness, and some random DJ's getting us pumped for our race start. If you look closely at this picture, you can see how enthusiastic I was to get started :)

Anyway, while we were running, our husbands and children were at the finish line waiting to cheer us in. Brooklyn made quick friends with both, the other children, and some of the other husbands as well!

Oh! and in case you were wondering what we were doing while our families were hanging out, here is a video that shows all the obstacles we did. (We couldn't carry our own cameras through all the mud, so the official race video will have to do!)

We plowed through the obstacles and soon our support crew saw us creeping through the last mud pit... and then the 5K was over. 

The girls and I got together for an "after" shot before heading to the hoses they had put our for us to clean off with.

Here I am in my full muddiness. I totally looks like I am wearing those zip off pants that could be pants or shorts!

These are the fun ladies that originally convinced me to sign up. We ran the whole way together and it was SO much fun! So glad they let me tag along :)

At the end of all things, our shoes were a little too muddy to take home... so we threw them in the recycle pile with thousands of others and then went on our way...

With nothing but our socks to protect our little feet!

But that is not the end! Before I wrap this up, I would like to say that Kevin was so awesome to stand in the hot sun with Brooklyn for 45 minutes and wait for us all to finish! He was also a great photographer for us and even managed to get a little muddy himself! 

Anyway, the race was a BLAST and I can't wait to do another one soon with all these awesome ladies!

1 comment:

Kevin Hanks said...

I HAD to get just a wee little bit muddy... couldn't let you girls have all the fun now could I?!