Saturday we completed our 2nd mud run in a row. This one was held on post and was called "The Old Ironsides Mud Challenge". Instead of the normal 5k it was a 4 mile run with 13 obstacles. It had a few muddy obstacles but the reason we look so clean in the end picture was because of the 30 foot ice water trench. Haha. To say that water was cold is a complete understatement, it was frigid! The obstacles were no joke either, they used the Air Assault course and used/or modified some of the obstacles. There was one called the "Barricades of Bliss" it was 50 barricades that you had to climb over. Ugh that was brutal.
Since this was the first annual event instead of medals they gave out t-shirts to the first 500 finishers. We finished in a little under an hour which I thought was pretty good.
My adrenaline was still going when we finished so I didn't notice this until we got home. Yeah my knee is a little sore haha. It was worth it though, we had a great time.
Next Saturday is our 3rd and final mud run in Las Cruces, NM.
I am starting to realize how much I love running. It's relaxing and something that I can do whenever I feel like it. Since doing these mud runs hasn't quite been crazy enough we signed up for the Fort Bliss 10 Miler in August. It gives me plenty of time to train and get where I want to be. I'm not aiming to be the fastest, I just want to keep a good pace and finish.
The rest of our weekend has been relaxing and low key which has been great. We did some shopping after the run and had a yummy lunch at Olive Garden, can't go wrong with soup, salad and breadsticks. Yesterday, we were completely lazy which is just what we needed.
I hope you all had a great weekend!