My Life as a Dog

Sunday, June 05, 2011

You Gots to Get Dirty

I did it! I ran The Dirty Dash last Saturday. I had no idea that it was going to be so much fun. Who knew that I could enjoy myself so thoroughly while also being filthy as can be. Our team name as Ladiez and Gorilla Gangstaz. It turned out that our Ladiez became Lady when Mish's friend backed out. Good thing Jeanpierre was more than excited to replace her. This is how we looked when we started the race. We look pretty respectable except for Chris in his camo undies! :)
Chris, Brian, Jesica, Jeanpierre, Mishael, & Matt

Right before our wave started (some of us had already lost our camo shorts)

After finishing there was a lot more clothing missing

The race was 5K (3.11 miles) through all sorts of obstacles like hay bales to climb over, slippery muddy hills to climb, walls to get over, tires to navigate through, tubes to crawl through, and mud pits to wade through. All runners were initiated to the mud at the starting line with a large sprinkler wetting the runners as well as a big old muddy hill. We stayed pretty close to each other so the pace was pretty mild. In fact I remember being pretty shocked when it said we had just finished a mile.I was glad that we had some friends to take photos when we were done because I only got photos before the race started.

After finishing they provided showers. I knew they were cold. But seriously these were much more than cold. They were icy. I'm pretty sure I could get hypothermia if I stayed in it long enough. There was a charter school there providing a hot shower for only $3. We all opted for that after getting a lot of the mud off in the freezing waters.

All in all, it was a great time and I look forward to doing it again next year!

The Course
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