April 22, 2013

I'm TOUGH MUD-TASTIC

Can I get a Heeeeelllllz yeah?!

Hellllz yeah!!!

This weekend, the sissys, Le Fiance and a good friend all ran the 
Tough Mudder up in West Virgina.

We signed up back in the winter where I had over four months to prepare,
so I felt super stoked and pumped. 

Well, enter the holidays, lack of motivation and oh yeah
an ENGAGEMENT,
and all of a sudden race day was here
and Pinky was feeling super unprepared. 

I've been stressing about this race for the past month,
because both my cardio and strength have been le poop. 

The weather also freaked me out, because despite the beautiful
70s  & 80s we enjoyed during the week,
our weekend forecast called for a HIGH of 50!

A HIGH!

OH EM GOSH!

Y'all KNOW I don't do cold. UGH! NO!

In case you were unaware,
many of the Tough Mudder obstacles
involve WATER.

Yeah, 50s and water
does NOT a happy Pinky make. 

But, I paid for it so I was in it,
whether I liked it or not. 

We chose to run on Sunday instead of Saturday
which was one of the GREATEST decisions ever.

Saturday night everyone piled in C's car and we drove
to Winchester to stay the night before our 11am 
start time on Sunday morning. 

Even though we were starting at 11, we were
still in the first group, which is KEY Y'all. 

Less people in lines at obstacles,
which is 100% important. 

We were up bright and early around 8am
and were ready to race around 10. 

The MC was incredible and got everyone pumped
at the starting line. 

After singing the National Anthem
and taking a 10 second moment of silence
for our fallen comrades we were off. 

Pre Race Picture

Ladies, it was so much fun.

It was 100% TOUGH,
but 90% fun.

I took away 10% because of one 
INSANELY HORRIBLE
OBSTACLE called the Arctic ENEMA!

Basically you jumped into an ice bath,
swim under a wooden beam
and resurface in ANOTHER tub of ice.

IT.WAS.AWFUL.

I LITERALLY LOST MY BREATH.

UGH, I'm freezing just thinking about it, shiver.

It took a 1/2 mile or so before we all warmed up,
but we were able to get moving at a decent pace. 

I'm proud to say the girls only failed 1 obstacle,
the monkey bars.

C was a rockstar and completed them all,
that's why I'm marring him of course :)!

We kept a decent clip throughout the course
but were okay walking every now and then. 

Tough Mudder had hydration and snack stations
throughout the course and those came in clutch. 

I'm really proud of how well we did as a team
and how we conquered the obstacles.

It got really chilly near the end, but it was SO AWESOME
crossing the finish line together
and receiving the sought after 
TOUGH MUDDER HEADBAND & SHIRT!

I had planned to take an after picture,
however a mini bout of the major freezies 
prevented us all from doing ANYTHING
but getting changed and warm. 

THANK GOODNESS for HEAT blankets. 

Once everyone put on new and warm clothes
we were fine and enjoyed the freebies at the end of the race.

Below is a picture of the crew on our bus ride 
to the cars.

We were all famished after the race so we stopped at 
Outback and demolished some food. 

The drive home was quick and easy,
but boy did our muscles tighten up.

I spent the rest of the evening stretching and doing laundry
before passing the heck out. 

Check out my new SWAG...
100% Earned Baby!

I can't say enough good things about the Tough Mudder. 

Parking and shuttles ran smoothly and the staff
on and off the course were phenomenal.

Mad Props TOUGH MUDDER,
I'm coming for you again!

9 comments:

Illegally Blonde said...

So proud of you! I have wanted to do that one, but alas I chicken out!

Tori G said...

Great job! Looks like you had an amazing time. Have a great week!

SHAYNA said...

Some of my co-workers do this! Looks like a lot of fun! (Minus the cold temps!

Jenn said...

Awesome job!!! I told you I knew you could do it!
I will live vicariously through you. I don't really feel like an arctic enema is something I'd be ok with hahaha

Amy Powell said...

there was a mud run in our town Sunday... I didn't go, but saw a bunch of pics & it looked fun. Sorry about the ice bath, but sounds like an otherwise great time!

xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

Bitzy said...

meh, you say "failed" I say "I chose to fall into the water from the highest monkey bar because I really wanted to make sure my feet were clean" =)
I had so much fun racing with you!

Sami said...

Dang girl get it! That's awesome that you did that.. just the thought makes me want to die a little :/ You're a rockstar!

Jennie said...

Congratulations in the run! Woo go girl

Nikki said...

Way to go momma! Proud of you!