Getting a Little Dirty

6.20.2013

Get your head out of the gutter. I am only talking about the dash - the DIRTY dash that is. This is my second time running it and let me tell you. It did not disappoint. Adam, my brothers, and our friends from Heber signed up months ago to run the dash and we had been gearing up since. And when I say gearing up... I mean talking about it... because none of us really prepared by getting in shape. Our racetime was 11:40. Sadly, Adam didn't get to run because that was draft day and he was still waiting on a call (sorry, Skinny... we will run it again in September when you are back home, who's in?!) but he rode up their and hung out like a champ. So here we are right before taking off...
Looking pretty clean, right? Well that wouldn't last long. The race went a little something like this. Up the muddy hill, around the bend, across the bridge, (this is about where they guys and girls split... they were clearly in better shape) over the hay bails, through the muddy mogels, around some trees, across some sketchy bridges, more mud, more hills, more mogels, this pit of muddy water with blue tubes you had to climb... I could keep going but at this point its a blur... and then finally to the 5K finish that ends in a slip'n'slide. Just kiddding.... we did the 10K! BACK to the race and down the hill. Watch for monkey bars, a foam piggy full of things to knock you down, the mud mines - they really did explode, walls to climb over, the military net, mud, mud, mud... it is all a blur again. Finally we make it to the slip'n'slide - for reals this time - and the 10K is nearly done. I got a little too much speed and almost died at the end. Then down the hill and through a rock filled water mud pit that gave me more scrapes than the whole raced combined - then the FINISH! 
 
Luckily we found the guys quickly. We stood in line. We got some photos taken. We got our bananas and snacks. Found Adam - I was so happy to hear he had been drafted! Tested a sports drink from a vendor. And then to the ice cold showers. So cold I got a brain freeze from the water on my head. Oh what a feeling. But I would recommend it. Not the shower... the shower sucked. But I am a cheapskate and I would take ice cold water over a $6 warm shower. I would recommend the Dirty Dash. And I will be doing it again. But next time I will make sure Adam can run it with me - because I like him best.
Amberly said...

That looks intense! Go you go!!! hahaha, I love the "because I like him the best" part! :) You're cute!!!

Nicole said...

I love this!! It looks like it was a blast! I love reading posts about your life :) XO

Amy said...

This looks like so much fun!! I'm loving the fun run scene, doing the Bubble Run in September!

Deidre Miller said...

It was a blast. I can't wait to run it again!! And I love when you read posts about my life. Ha.

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