I know I've mentioned it before, but since I've gotten fit I have tried a variety of fitness activities. By far, one of my favorites is the MUD RUN!! I have done two just this year, and am now thrilled to be added to the Pretty Muddy Blogging Team. Pretty Muddy will be in Tampa on November 10th!!
So what exactly are mud runs and why is Pretty Muddy any different? Well, just as the name implies, a mud run is a run through the mud. With obstacles! So imagine scaling a 10ft wall while you are covered in mud. Or sliding down a mud slide into a giant mud puddle.
Me and my friend Audrey at the Mud Crusade March 2012
Typically a mud run is a 5k (3.1 miles) (though there are quite a few Tough Mudder, Spartan Race that are longer.) There is jumping, running, sprinting, climbing, all generally through mud. Doesn't that sound like fun??
Pretty Muddy is different from the other mud runs I mentioned because Pretty Muddy is for WOMEN ONLY and the obstacles are more architectural in nature rather than bales of hay (girls have style!!) Pretty Muddy is also a non-competitive race. It is not timed. That takes off a huge amount of pressure to "perform."
So imagine grabbing a handful (or more!!) of your girlfriends, getting dressed up (or not!) in silly, sexy, sporty get-ups and playing in the mud. Trust me, it will be one of the best days of your life!
And at the finish line there is beer. And music. And showers.
As an official blogger for Pretty Muddy, I will be hosted to a Sneak Peek of the course THIS Friday night, taken out to dinner, and then I'll participate in the race on Saturday, camera in hand.
See you all in the mud!