Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My mom's goal list

My mom has a really impressive lifetime goals list.  She started talking about completing an adventure race about the time my husband started competing in them on a regular basis.  This was a goal that had me worried.  My experience with adventure races was only that of a spectator, but I thought them to be a little uncontrolled, crowded, and very challenging physically.

Last winter, I received an e-mail about the Pretty Muddy in Dallas and thought that if my mom and I were to participate in an adventure race, this might be a good option.

It is a 5K, women-only mud run.  They don't time the participants and no one "wins."  I asked mom if she was interested and she thought it would be fun.  Dallas was the first location and we signed up for the first flight.  (Another lesson learned from being my husband's support team.  Sign up for the first wave.)

I secured our race day uniform - matching t-shirts that said, Everyone loves a Kansas Girl.
The obstacles ranged from mild and really fun to...
muddy and no so much fun.  This was our last obstacle right at the finish line - a pool of mud and we had to crawl under snow fence.
This was my favorite obstacle near the end of the race.  We had to run through this giant pen of beach balls.
We made it!  We finished the race a little faster than expected.  We were happy that the cloud cover kept the temperatures cool and that my husband agreed to travel along with us and serve as the paparazzi and trip comedian.

1 comment:

Home on the Range Exchange said...

First of all....LOVE THE SHIRTS! Maybe you should have them for sale?!

Second, this sounds like my kinda race. Again, something I need to put on my to-do list!