Let the season of FUN begin!!
|After...some dirty and soapy girls...|
Last week I was invited to run with a couple of my athletes at the Into the Mud Challenge, a fun 2.5 mud and obstacle course race and I was excited to be able to join them. I had never done a mud or OCR course before so this would be a first for me!
I started the day with a little run on the treadmill since it was cold and raining in the morning. Perfect weather for a mud run. What started as an easy run, turned into some hill work at mile 3. I was thinking about those Knoxville hills and the Quassy course ahead and decided to add some hills...then 500 vertical feet became 600...700...800 and then I was wanting to go to 900. I ended up at 944 vft! Goal achieved.
The "rules" I invented for today's run were to keep the incline at a minimum of 2.5 % and I would adjust the pace and incline every 2 minutes. Some were fast, hard hills and some were steep and slow. I threw on some of my favorite "dig deep" tunes and before I knew it, 7.5 miles were done and I felt sooo good! I did not want to stop. But it was time to get ready to head out to play in the mud!!
We all met up at the Y and we were ready to GO and rock these CAMO outfits! Since the team said this was more for fun vs. time, I decided that i might as well cute it up! I even rocked some glitter eyeliner, cuz that's what you do when you wear camo...right!?
|JDP, Me and Karen|
After the piggy backs it was time to work on our planks...multiperson planks!
|ASSume the position! ha|
Time to stretch...
|I ran into my friend, Andrea, who was also one of the FIRST RD's for this race years ago...|
|Marc and his "angels"|
We had such a great time...