A couple of months ago, I wrote this post about an all women's fun run called Pretty Muddy. Well, the 5k run took place a few weeks ago. I've been so behind on blogging that I haven't had a chance to tell you about it.
The run was a ton of fun. I ran with a few of my girlfriends. We pulled together some matching outfits at the last minute which I think turned out really cute.
I really liked that the race was only for women. It was clean and organized. There was no chaos like there can be at races and runs sometimes. The organizers really took care with the details which I appreciated. Even the Pretty Muddy t-shirts we received were nice, fitted women's shirts rather than the big ones that I usually get which I have to wear to bed for pajamas.
Because it was a run for women, it allowed the organizers to secure sponsors and booths that really pertained to women and the things that we'd be interested in. Like sparkly wine.
The only thing that I wasn't crazy about was the heat. It was 100 degrees the morning of the run. Thank goodness our heat was at 8am. But even at that hour, the heat was stifling. I was a bit dehydrated at the start and thought I was going to pass out at one point. But I made it through.
At the end, I heard a kid say to his mom, "that little one is the cleanest of everyone". He was talking about me. One of the benefits of being small, I could army crawl under the ropes through the mud without submerging my chest. But looking at the photo, I should've submerged. My mud is a little light.
After we finished the run, we got a cute bag with a darling Old Navy t-shirt with flip flops. A wash station was set up with hoses to clean yourself off and even switch into fresh gear if you'd like. After the run, we had brunch together. It was a great way to start the day. I'd definitely recommend this run if you have one coming to a city near you.