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Monday, June 3, 2013

Mud Run 2013

Race season continues and us Moms continue to participate in as many races we can fit in into our busy family lives.  This past weekend was the famous Camp Pendleton Mud Run.  I was very excited for this race as I had done a mud run pre kids and loved it.  Some of the girls were on their third mud run and the rest of us were pretty much first timers when it came to Camp Pendleton's race.

We were broken into teams of two.  I liked to call the "A" Team the gals who were veterans to the race and planned on coming in first, while us the "B" team just wanted to finish.  Meeting up way earlier than we needed too we had lots of time to kill before the race began.  We took several pictures, read magazines and made lots of bathroom trips while we waited for race time.

Race time had finally arrived and we were off.  The "A" team was off with a vengeance.  They really wanted to win because the last few years they had placed in the top 4, but never won and were determined to place 1st this year.  The rest of us broke off in twos and ran at our own speed.  I was pretty surprised on how hilly the course was, but I was also a bit disappointed that there wasn't as much mud and water as I was expecting.  Don't get me wrong, we had a good amount of mud obstacles I was just surprised there wasn't as many as I was expecting.  

The race was a ton of fun and we couldn't of ask for better weather for running.  I had a blast running side by side with Sophia.  By the end the "A" took first place for the women team category and place 3rd overall for all registered teams.  My friends are amazing runners and they totally kicked butt, I couldn't of been happier that they finally won.  They beat several men teams as well.  Sophia and I did well finishing about 5 minutes behind them at around 1:08.  

I'm definitely planning on making the Mud Run a yearly race.  It was an awesome time and I think I'm going to make Jake do it next year because I know he would get a kick out of it too. 

Now after having some fun we are on to our next half marathon....AFC in August!  Love my running gals!!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you all had a great race. You are really challenging yourself, Nicole. You have become quite a runner in a short time. Keep it up!
    I'm not sure about the "mud" part. Is it like an obstacle course? Anyway,congratulations on a great race!
    Love, Suzie