A couple Saturdays ago I participated in my first ever mud run! Not only that but it was my mom’s first time every running in a race! A few of my friends also signed up to run it as well – so obviously we were destined to have a good time
Immediately after checking out the website for the race, I knew this would be a good one – it was a women’s only event and had an array of obstacles, including mud!! After signing up my mom and I got to work on finding a fun brightly colored outfit to wear for the day (aka cover in mud) and found something that worked perfect.
Race morning we headed out to the race location – it was a little far from home, but well worth it due to the space they had for the course. It was at a motocross track which was perfect for this – full of hills, turns and I’m guessing it helped with finding some giant tires that we climbed over and into throughout the course.
Our wave wasn’t until 10:40 so we hung out and waited for a bit before it was time to go. It was a really hot day (over 96 degrees) so I was ready to get going and hopefully cool off in the mud a bit The race was untimed which made it really easy to have fun – so when the race started we set out on a nice easy jog.
We got to our first obstacle which was a giant puddle of water, waist deep, that we ran straight through, then headed up a hill and over some huge tires. Then we ran through the desert for a bit (I’m going to count dodging rocks and cacti as obstacles too ).
Then we hit a couple of walls to climb over! There was a bit of a wait to try to climb over the tallest one so I settled on the middle one, then ended up jumping off the small one (Lance called it “cheating” Haha). My mom and I took it easy and did a slow jog/walk the majority of the course – Jessica joined us as well and we had fun conquering each of the obstacles.
As the race progressed we went through more and more obstacles – they were pretty evenly spaced out so you never got bored running and could see the next fun challenge up ahead. We did some over/unders, walked on a balance beam, went under a huge rope net, ran through some tires, and more!
Once we got to the final stretch of the race there was a huge slip and slide! This thing was so much fun! The giant puddle at the bottom was awesome to splash into after being in the hot sun.
And the final obstacle was a mud pit to crawl through. Somehow I made it through with getting almost no mud on me so I went back in for a second to get a little muddier :)
We ended up finishing around 50 minutes which I think is pretty darn good considering it was my mom’s first time running a 5k and there were a dozen obstacles too! Go us!
We quickly met up with the other girls that finished a few minutes before us and got a final group photo! After the race we rinsed off grabbed our free drinks and chatted for a bit watching some of the other runners finish.
Overall a really fun day – I left with a few scrapes on my knees and a handful of muddy clothes. Next year I’ll definitely sign up earlier to try to beat the heat a little
If you are considering doing a mud run I would highly recommend this one! Since LoziLu is for women you can tell that they put time into making the obstacles do-able and fun! Plus we got some awesome race swag – a LoziLu water bottle (LOVE), a headband and this cute little lululemon bag. They also had shirts available to purchase for only $10 – so if you’re like me and love your race shirts, you can easily get one! Oh and did I mention that there were photographers along the course and you could download your photo’s for FREE? Yeah pretty awesome!
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