Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Dirty Dash!

So yesterday I ran the Dirty Dash with some friends. The race is a 10k obstacle course. I know crazy isn't?! It was unbelievably fun. Sorry about the blurry pics. They're from another camera and I couldn't download them very well. Our team was called "Good Girls Gone Dirty." I have to say there were some funny, dirty, and unique team names! I can't even tell you some of them! I started the day with a car not starting. Lucky for me, my friend, Beth, came and got me. This made us late in picking up the other girls. Along with me causing the girls to be late, there was traffic and we were afraid we wouldn't make our heat. We literally got there, our heat left three minutes before us, and we took off! We set an awesome pace, catching up to our heat, passing them, and then finishing as one of the first teams in our heat!We did the whole thing in 1 hr and 10 min! Obstacles and all! You start out running up a muddy (imagine losing-your-shoe kind of muddy) steep hill. It was alot of up hills and fortunately, down hills too. We had to climb over hay bales, walls, crawl through tunnels, run through a marsh, tire-ladder runs, slip n slide, and finish an army crawl through a mud pit. Or I should say sh#! pit because it definitely wasn't mud...It was a blast! We were so filthy. They had ice cold showers at the end of the race. You couldn't even get close to clean. There was no privacy whatsoever and we ended up changing right next to our car. These guys kept honking their horn for us to hurry up because we clearly weren't decent. Oh well! I totally just left my shoes and socks right by the showers. There was no way I was keeping those poo-smelling things! Orbit commercial, anyone?! We ran most of the race with a group of shirtless guys in swim shorts. It was fun to have the competition as well as the encouragement, so Thanks Guys! London was so shocked to see her momma so dirty. Madden wouldn't even look at me! I saw my cousin while running it and even saw my Aunt and Uncle by the finish line! Thanks for Mom, Dad, and Ty willing to come support me. They love me, smell and all! This was the first time this kind of race has come to UT. If they do it again, totally sign up!


McCall said...

I'm so jealous!! Allison and I tried to sign up, but it was full!! That looks like a blast!

Camille Hammond said...

How fun! I have friends doing a 5K like that here in San Antonio. That looks like a blast.

Amy Jo said...

Fun! I would totally do that!!1