I knew that I was game for the Survivor Mud Run again this year the moment I crossed the finish line in 2012. The theme our group chose for this year? 80s Prom! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a formal dance. I often lament that their aren’t a lot of opportunities to dress up in a pretty dress as a grown up, so I decided to go all out with a used dress, fishnet fingerless gloves, jewelery, and a big hair accessory. My friend, Brittany, made corsages for the girls and boutonnieres for the guys. Aren’t we amazing?
As we all started to arrive to the farmland designated for the run and we saw each of our outfits for the first time, we squealed with joy. Each of us looked ready for a great time. Other runners gave a rush of compliments, others stared at us like we were crazy. It was weird to feel so noticed!
The run itself felt much more manageable than last year, after a year of getting back into shape. For being a “Mud Run” though, it was disappointingly lacking in mud. This was the first time they had used this location and there was a lot of gravel, sand, and rocks… but not a lot of mud. There were a few obstacles that looked promising, but since we were the first wave of the day, the dirt and the water hadn’t properly melded.
That didn’t stop us from having a blast though. We did each of the obstacles with enthusiasm and crossed the finish line drenched and mildly scrapped up from crawling over rocks. The DJ rocked and we started dancing at our very own prom night!
Here I am, less muddy than I would have liked, but glad to have done much better than last year. Race Time: 46:58
I love all the silliness that these kind of runs allow for!
Survivor Mud Run 2013 Finisher and waiting adoptive momma,