For the start of the race, one team member is running and the other is biking, at every mile or mile and a half, there are obstacles that we had to do. After we do the obstacles, we would switch and the other team member would bike or run. The obstacles weren't too bad, there was a rock climbing wall, balance beams, and a 20 ft high inflatable cargo net climb with a slide down the back.
The running was tough as it was probably 80* and sun-sunshiny! Once all of the course was complete, the buddies had to go through a mud pit together before crossing the finish line. It was so fun and slimy, yucky mud--but fun more than anything else.
There are quite a few good pictures I wanted to share with you all...
Here we are---team Green Beans! I made the tutu's out of nylon tulle and we used various iron-ons for the tank tops. Here is a close up of the top.
Hubs was the photog for the day---we took a little while getting everything ready beforehand with the costumes and the bikes
...and the race begins..
Here is Heather, the bikers were off first so as not to run over the runners. (look for the tutu)
...and after the mud!
Crossing the finish line---we finished in 1:02:18. We were in the 5th wave so the time on the clock isn't for our wave but cumulative.
our tutu's weighed like 10 lbs after all of the mud.
On the way to the shower station (read: a bunch of hoses and 1,800 people all wanting to get in)
Afterwards, all cleaned up in the beer garden, being silly with the hubs.
and normal :-)
And there you have it---I finished my first Muddy Buddy and I have to say it will not be my last! I am hooked. Now only if I can get hubs to do it next year with us, I think he would like it, despite all of his belief to the contrary.
There is another crazy race in Florida in January called the Warrior Dash and it's similar but on a much higher caliber. I think that one would be fun but I don't know if I am quite ready---I think I'll need a couple months of cross training for that one. There are alligator swamp swims, tire runs, palmetto bushes runs, hurricane typhoon winds, hay bale climbs, and more!
I think I'm addicted! Uh-oh!