This race has been on my radar since last year and I signed up for it a number of weeks ago, but I've been worried about it for weeks since my leg is busted and running has been a challenge of late. But the good news is I wouldn't even feel bad about walking the entire thing. And I didn't. I ran almost the entire first part and a good chunk of the second, and my leg only hurt for the last couple of miles, which was positive. (Though it hurt pretty badly for the rest of the day.) Had I run a more normal 10K, I suspect it would have been easier on the IT band; the jumping, climbing, crawling and uneven trails all took their toll.
But they were super awesome at the same time.
|Team Muckrakers: Krista, Heidi, Kailee, Matt, MaryLu, Elizabeth|
|The final mud pit. There may have been some mud fights in this pit.|
|Almost at the finish line. There is a slight chance we got distracted by throwing mud at each other right after this picture was taken.|
|Notice Krista's shirt is not really at all pink anymore.|
And I am so jazzed for next year. We're totally doing costumes. Any ideas?