On Sunday I partook in the Pretty Muddy mud run, my first mud run. I had the pleasure of being an ambassador for Pretty Muddy (ie: I got a free race entry) and while I enjoyed the experience, there’s definitely some things that could have made it better.
Step 1: Wake up early, pay $10 to park (I appreciate that it went to charity but this is still steep for parking in a grass field), pickup race bib, be sad you don’t get a tshirt and drop your stuff at bag check.
Step 2: Line up for your wave group and when the countdown ends, start running.
Step 3: This is a race that would be MUCH more fun with friends versus on your own, but regardless give it your all and have fun. I ran from obstacle to obstacle, only walking or stopping when I hit an obstacle or if I had to try and get around groups of people. Some of the obstacles weren’t that hard or exciting but others were definitely fun.
The fact that I climbed such a high rope without thinking twice, blew my mind!
Step 4: Bring it on home for the final sprint and mud pit. Don’t let a little mud stop you. And seriously, don’t mess with me when I’m in the mud! 😉
Step 5: Get your finishers medal and go get your picture taken!
Have you ever done a mud run before? If not, would you?