Tough Mudder

Last year Jay participated in the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run.

It looked like {fun} so I told myself I’d do it this year…

I have absolutely NO upper body strength so I was nervous about a few of the obstacles…namely the 8 foot rope wall at the END of the course.

When you are completely exhausted and out of fuel.

But I forged ahead and told myself that I just wanted to finish.

And survive.

And not have to be taken out on a stretcher.

And have fun.

It was a gorgeous morning on the lake.

Jay was a rockstar. He did the 10K and made it look like a walk in the park.

My friend Vicki and I did the 5K and made it look like I don’t know what {at least I did!}

In our corral…completely oblivious to what was ahead!

I would say the first 1/2 to 3/4 of the 5K was UP hill. Brutal. We started out around 10:45 so it was getting warm already. Made it through the first two obstacles no prob, a net crawl and scaling a short wall. Then came the ascent up a LARGE mountain. Like LARGE. Like you could see the trail of people WAY up above and ask yourself “Is that where we’re going?” large, but there was no turning back…just one foot in front of the other. Might I add that we had to drop and do 20 push-ups halfway up the mountain. Once at the top, the next obstacle was a huge inflatable slide that you had to climb up. I was extremely graceful going down the slide until I shot off the end of it onto the ground! Nice. After a mini mud crawl, we began our descent to the finish.

{How many Marines does it take to get a girl over the climbing wall? Tough!}

{Lake wade}

This was the best part…

We survived!

Two dirty mamas!

Our proof ~ dog tag medal…


There you have it ladies and gents.

Wasn’t purty, but I did it.

Would I do it again?

Yes, but I’d want to be in MUCH better shape and several pounds lighter.


But it was fun.

3 thoughts on “Tough Mudder”

  1. You did good, girl! You’ve loved mud from the time you were little. Do you still have the picture of you when you ate mud?

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