Monday, September 20, 2010

THE DIRTY DASH


This has got to be one of the funnest races I've done yet! Who wouldn't think that running a 10K through obstacles on a long ski hill, that went on for eternity I might add, and finishing off with a dip in the mud wouldn't be a fun time?! Well, to be honest, I did have my doubts. On our car ride up to Bogus Basin I was all nerves! I seriously had a pit in my stomach the size of a basketball.

At 10:10 our wave took off! We ran until we hit our first obstacle, the gigantic hay bails. Jumping up and scooting our bare legs over them was a piece of cake! OUCH! Then came more running until we hit the tunnels. Not bad, but not pleasant either. At least I got to stay on my feet for that one. Next up was a massive hill. Well, at the time it definately felt massive to me. It just went on and on and on and on and on, well, you get the point. Oh, and why not throw in a million tires to jump through while we are running up a hill! That sounds great! I hope you can hear my sarcasm right about now. LOL. Actually it wasn't too bad. At the end of the tires we got to take a small pit stop to drink some water and then off to run up more hill. Next came the walls to climb up and over. I really wished I was taller! It backed us up quite a bit since only a couple of people could go at a time but it was fun watching others conquer and others struggle.

Off for more running and next was the beer/rootbeer chug. Ummmmmm, we passed on that. I can't even imagine anything worse to drink, let alone chug, than soda while you are in the middle of running. Just the thought of it made my stomach clench up. So on we went with more running until we hit the slip n' slide! Loved it! I think more so because I knew that not too much further and we would be at the finish line. But wait, that meant the lovely mud pit! Hmmmmm, was I ready for that yet?! We got to the tip of the mud pit and all I thought was "well, this is why we are here!" and realizing that turning back was not an option, I dipped one foot in and then all of a sudden I'm completely immersed! Now how did that happen?! Thanks to awesome friends a roll in the mud couldn't have been any funner! I seriously laughed so hard I thought I was going to die! Definately going to do this next year! Hope you enjoy the photos! Thanks DIRTY DASH! Don't forget to click on the photos for a better view!


9 comments:

Jodi Pilling said...

that is AWESOME!!

Jennie said...

I was wondering how it all worked together when I saw your facebook page. Now it all makes sense!
Too bad they don't have one of these in Utah! It looks like a ton of fun.

Susan said...

Some people's relatives, eh!!! Crazy (funtastic)!

Lisa said...

Love it! What great pics!

mistieleigh said...

WOW!! i would have never guessed that Idaho had so many fun activities like this. That is awesome! Did everyone in the race wear your outfits or just your "team?" You are one tough cookie!!! You look amazing and that race looks like so much fun!!

mistieleigh said...

BTW- i wasnt trying to dis Idaho!! It probably sounded like that, huh?! Sorry- just saying i am impressed with the things like this you have done there!! I have never heard of such things here in UT (but i am sure they exist if you look hard!)
We need to come visit soon!

Elise said...

Your so hot! It looks like you had a lot of fun!!

Emily said...

That is hilarious. I bet your kids were jealous you got to play in all that mud. ;)

Debbie said...

LOVE it!