Monday, July 7, 2014

Red Mud Run 2014

This year, Josh talked me into running the Red Mud Run with him on the 4th of July. I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but I decided I should at least try it once. 

I was really bummed that we wouldn't have any pictures since we were both running. But, about a half a mile in, we were surprised to find we had our own cheering section. Melanie and the boys had come to cheer us on. Honestly, right before I saw them, I wanted to quit. But after seeing them, I pushed myself and kept going. 

But first, I stopped to give them each a very wet hug!

Then I was off again. I only did one of the walls. The second one, some of the ropes were broken and the others were very short. I didn't think I could reach them. I told myself, I knew I could do it because I did the first one and ran past the second one. I also skipped two of the hay bale towers later. I've decided they don't build this course with short people in mind. 

Josh sliding into the giant mud pit.

This was the last hay bale wall. It was staked 3 giant bales tall and you jumped into a mud pit below. Josh said he had to wait several minutes for it to clear, because he didn't want to land on somebody. Unfortunately, the next person didn't give him the same consideration and landed right on his back. When I got to it, there was a young boy on to that was terrified and it was full of others trying to coach him off. I decided to just jump from the edge and continue on. 

One more wet hug before approaching the finish line. 

I did it!

It was a fun thing to do, but I don't know if I would do it again. I'm not normally a claustrophobic person, but I had several small panic attacks during the race that kind of took the fun out of it for me. Last year, the crowd cried for more mud, but I think they took that a little too far this year. 

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Good for you for doing it! It sounds crazy!