Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dirty Dash Pictures

This is the before picture!
We didn't really have a team uniform just pink shirts with Dirty Divas on it and black shorts.  We already decided that next year we will have to step it up a little. There were some really awesome costumes that put ours to shame!

and me and my sister Jami
First big mud obstacle was an crawl over and under some pipes.  Rance dove head first and got covered right away.  I took a more delicate approach and managed to keep my head relatively clean except for the left ear which was soon covered in mud.
 There were a lot of fun obstacles including hay bales, balance beam type things, walls to get over, ladder type obstacles, ditches to wade through and a beer chug.  You could either chug a beer or a root beer or just skip it entirely.  You didn't have to do anything you didn't want to do.  I of course did not skip anything!
 My kids were waiting at the end to throw water balloons at us which they thought was great.
This was by far the cleanest part of the run.

My cousin Cody

I decided to take a flying leap into the final mud it

Even though it looks like I closed my eyes I still got mud in them!
Cannonball.. well sort of!

and the after picture!  This was so much FUN!
The rest of the team after

All in all an awesome experience and i would recommend it to anyone.  I can't wait until next year! I am definitely going to be buying some of these photos.  So glad they had photographers  over the course since I lost all my pictures.

I did an interval workout this morning of a mile warm up with 8x 1/2 mile sprints and a mile cooldown.  I really hate 1/2 mile "sprints"  mentally they are so hard for  me.  Give me 400m sprints any day.  But I know they are good for me so I do them.  I just didn't feel like I had any energy today. 

We had a very emotional meeting at work yesterday and it has left me feeling a little drained.  My energy just felt low mentally and physically today.  I even  just stopped and cried at one point, okay twice.  Ugh I hate drama, I hate stupid people and why do so many people sweat the small stuff. I hate meetings where people get totally off track and start attacking people.  WTH?  By even worrying about it am I sweating the small stuff?  I think a lot of feelings were hurt at the meeting yesterday including mine and I just don't even know how to approach it anymore.  It feels like we have been over and over some of these issues.  I feel like we are beating a dead horse.  Why are people asking questions about issues if they don't want to hear the answers.  Why do they ask for our input if our solutions are never utilized? 

Sorry for the rant, I wish it made me feel better...

Tell me something to cheer me up!


  1. Great photos! We wore pink and black when I did the Dirty Dash a few weeks ago, as well. They billed it as a 10k, and it was barely a 5k. A bit disappointing, but lots of fun!

  2. I love these pictures...where are the beer chugging ones?

  3. That looks like so much fun. Glad you got some good pictures.

  4. Those days are HORRIBLE. Get yourself a pint of chocolatey ice cream, some wine (or any alcohol of your choice), a chick flick or gorey action-y movie (your choice), and declare a mental health day. It may not make the "thing" better, but it can help you calm down and appreciate the GOOD things in your life. *hugs*

  5. seriously some AWESOME action shots!!!

  6. You got great action shots! I really enjoyed my mud run. :)

    Sorry for the work drama, that sounds icky!

  7. Amazing pictures--you all look so pretty in the before--and then super hard-core in the after!!
    Work drama, ugh. Sorry!

  8. Looks like a fun time. Love the pics.

  9. Love the pics!! I would love to do one of those things. I wonder if they have them here...I shall turn to google.

    Something to make you smile: I went running at the ass crack of dawn this morning and 2.5 miles in I'm tired and want to just be home (setting my mood for you) when on the last .5 miles what I thought was a freaking taranchula falls on my face and I freak out, jump 18 inches in the air and had to clamp my hand over the piercing scream that was about to come out of my mouth (mind you it's 6am in a residential neighborhood, normal people are sleeping). I then had to check my pants to make sure I didn't have an accident.

    Oh and the taranchula? It wasn't was a huge oak leaf. I am such a loon.

  10. Your race looks like so much fun and I assume the handsome Marlborough Man is yours? Very nice. :)

    See, I knew I could make you smile.

  11. Those pics are great! Love the one with you jumping into the mud puddle.

  12. super fun!

    (not the meeting,ugh)

  13. That looks like so much fun! I'm signed up to do one next month and can't wait!

  14. Wow that looks like so much fun! Love all the pics!

  15. that looks like a blast! Great pics :)

  16. Awesome action pics!
    Sorry to hear about the work drama. I hate that! It gets frustrating because no changes usually ever result and it comes up over and over again.
    Chin up girlfriend! Don't let them get to you!

  17. WOW that looks like a ton of muddy fun! Cute photos, thanks for sharing.

  18. That. Looks. Awesome! And the cannonball, wow! Some really great shots from that race :)

    I hate drama stupid stuff too. I hope things get better.

  19. LOVE the pictures! It looks like a blast.

    I am so sorry about the work drama. Work drama is really the worst and it seems that hospitals are especially full of it. Just try to shake it off.

  20. I love the pictures! It looks like so much fun!

  21. How fun! Love all the pictures!

  22. great job and I love the pictures!!

    my friend wants to do an obstacle course in november and we are thinking about it. this makes me a little more pushed to try it!


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