Monday, September 26, 2011

The Dirty Dash

Guess what I did this weekend?

The Boy, his sisters, and I ran a 10K in the mud! Have I ever had this much fun getting down and dirty? Nope! The real name for this event is "The Dirty Dash." It's a 5/10K run with obstacle courses throughout the run, and all of the obstacle courses are in the mud. We climbed bails of hay, climbed walls, ran through mud pits, ran through a swamp, climbed through huge muddy pipes, did the tire run, waded in waist-high water and climbed over and under pipes... and slid down a huge blow-up slide. I had mud in every imaginable place, including my teeth, and couldn't have been happier.

Before the run... look how clean we are! Team Bree-Z! (Bree, second from the right, is going on a mission in a couple of weeks so we ran the 10K in her honor.)

After the run... we were so, SO dirty! And yes, we smelled.

 I do believe this will become a yearly tradition for me. I haven't laughed this hard in a very, very long time. And yes, the $4 hot shower was worth it... slightly awkward, but worth it. 

Just a couple hours after the run, I was showered (best shower of my life) and with my mom and sister for the General Relief Society Meeting. I may or may not have been picking up from my nails throughout the meeting. Gross.


  1. Aw fun! I should have done that! My friends went and I didn't, lame! I didn't know it was obstacle course style!

  2. I so want to do this with you next year!

  3. I've never heard of something like this before, but I'm pretty sure it's the best idea ever. It looks like loads of fun!

  4. A bunch of my friends did a dirty dog dash here in Michigan a few months ago. (i'm not sure why theirs has the word dog in it!) I'm way too girly to be comfortable getting that dirty. haha!

  5. AHHH! I know that family (and the boy and his sister Brynn)!!! Crazy small world. So happy for you :)

    Looks like a fun race--I gotta sign up for one soon.



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