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Sunday, July 14, 2013

we got pretty muddy


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.




20 comments:

Cristy said...

Love the outfits!!

Looks like the race was a lot of fun (minus the extreme heat and dehydration part)! Thanks for the update and the pictures.

Aubrey said...

So fun! I want to move to where you live... So many fun things!! :)

JoJo said...

Love the socks!!! The pretty mud run looks fun, definitely looking into it to see if its coming my way.

Erika said...

What fun!! I love the matching outfits- especially the socks!

Carly said...

This looks like a BLAST, minus the heat!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Amie said...

That looks like so much fun!! I recently had a lady at church as my husband and I about doing one with them. I think I'd rather it be all women though like yours.

Just T said...

Such a cool thing to do!

Darcy Kristy said...

Eek! How fun! I love mud runs :)

Emily said...

Ok, you are just too adorable! What a great group of friends you have to do all these fun little runs with. I love it! So glad you had a great time!

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Alicia said...

Jeddah, you look hot!!! Sounds like a great morning!

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness, damn autocorrect JeSSah!

rhonda said...

I would love a girls only race! I'm with you on the super huge race shirts that I only wear to sleep in or to do something that will probably ruin the shirt!

Amanda said...

Haha! I think it's a badge of honor to be the lease muddy! Such a fun run... minus that 100 degree bit. There's no way I'm running in 100 degrees!

Team Harries said...

so fun! what a great girls outing!

Aramis said...

That looks like it would have been a lot of fun! You should get dirtier next time. ;)

Kenya @ My Pending Life said...

Hi, just found your blog from the bloglovin blog hop. I have been wanting to run a 5k for so long. A muddy one would be a blast! I'm your newest follower.

Em said...

Looks like you had so much fun!!

Kelly Z said...

Sounds like a fun run! Agreed about the "unisex" shirts, I'd much prefer at least the option of a woman's cut shirt.

Amber said...

You all look adorable in your outfits! So fun! I'm glad you had a great time. Sounds like a pretty awesome event.

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