My best friend from high school asked if I would do an adventure race with her months ago. Of course, I said heck ya! A week ago, my doctor cleared me to do it. So we were a go and I was so excited!
It's called Mudquest. The course we ran was 3.5 miles long with 21 obstacles. Most of the obstacles involved some kind of water and mud. We went into a creek (which was about 4 ft deep) about 4 times, then had to use a rope to climb the steep embankment to get out. That wore me out! It was a total blast though.
As promised, here are some pictures the husband took of us. He only managed to make it to a few of the obstacles. But he did a good job.
This is our pre-race, clean picture.
And we're off!
The tire challenge. They stacked 300 tires and you had to cross them. It was pretty easy. The husband thought I would totally crash on this. Klutz is my middle name! But I did awesome!
This was called the dragon's tail. You made your way to the end and jumped off in the tank.
I had the worst time gettin' out of the water obstacles. I always fell down coming out.
This was the last obstacle of the course. I thought I'd have some fun. I ended up with mud up my nose from the dive in!
You had to crawl under the wires to get out.
We finished!! There was a lady taking pictures at the finish line. She told me to pose like this.
BFF sharing her mud with my face!
Post-race muddy picture.
After the race, you got the mud washed off by fire truck hose. They were gettin' me good!
Had to make sure my butt was clean!
As a prize for finishing, each contestant got 2 free beers. I gave mine to my coworker who came out to cheer me on.
The race was a BLAST! I will so do it again. The husband thinks we are crazy. But really, I'll do anything for a crown!
UPDATE: Found a video on the race website, kinda gives you a little better idea of the race.
MudQuest 3.5 mile practice run. from MudQuest Run on Vimeo.
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