Eat Clean, Train Dirty

Our daughter, Ashton, along with a couple of friends signed up for a 5K. This was our daughter’s first 5K and she seemed a tad nervous as to what she might have gotten herself into because this wasn’t just any 5K. Nope, this was a “mud run”.

Survivor Mud Run 5K
Stephanie, Sarah, daughter Ashton BEFORE the run
5K Survivor Mud Run
Stephanie, Ashton, and Sarah checking out one of the obstacles prior to start

The Survivor Mud Run is a 5K run plus obstacle course. Most of these obstacles entail a series of ropes, tunnels, or slides through water and mud.Survivor Mud Run 5Ksurvivor mud run 5K obstacle courseThis is more of a social 5K than a competitive event. Teams seem to coordinate their attire. Our girls went with a lime green shirt – Eat Clean, Train Dirty!

5K mud run ColoradoSome go to the extent of a pseudo type of costume; wearing anything from tutu’s, to superman t-shirts, or even a kilt – check out the guy in the photo above, on the right.

This sixty year old high school teacher from Boulder is covered in royal blue from head to toe and sporting a kilt for added character.  According to his wife (we happen to be spectators standing next to each other) if there’s a 5K or 10K happening anywhere near Denver, he’s in!

It took my gals about an hour and a half to complete the course.  They had a fun time and would do it again in a heart beat.

Ashton did end up sporting a couple of scrapes and bruises, but nothing that would stop her from competing again.

5K Survivor mud runAfter the gals crossed the finish line, they couldn’t contain their glee and it was hugs all around.mud run

survivor mud runAnd to think, I thought I’d be able to walk away unscathed.5K survivor mud run
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