What's Next?

I'm a planner. As I approach the marathon, I cannot help to wonder---what's next? I'm doing my 4th half-marathon on Saturday. I've done tons of 5K's and several 10K's. Maybe I'll be ready for something different.

I think I may have found "something different."

A friend told me to go to http://www.muddybuddy.com/ and check it out. Here's what it said:

Muddy Buddy Nashville May 31, 2009

To all of our Partners in Grime, we welcome you to the 2009 Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series! This unique trail running and biking race is sure to be fun and challenging for everyone. Both beginning athletes and experienced racers alike will have a great time along the course and through the obstacles, especially in the infamous Mud Pit! We can't wait to see you there, so grab a buddy and prepare to Get Dirty.

Race Description

Each race features a 6-7 mile course and 5 obstacles. At the start of the race, one team member will run and one will ride the bike. At the 1st obstacle, the rider will drop the bike, complete the obstacle, and begin running. The runner will arrive, complete the obstacle, find their bike, and begin riding. Teams will continue leapfrogging each other through the entire course. At the end of the race, racers will crawl through the infamous Mud Pit crossing the finish line together!

How fun does that sound?? My husband may be up for it. He doesn't run long distances, but he's got time to train for it. We are leaving on vacation either that day or the next, so we have a few things to figure out.

But the big question is..... WHEN did I become the kind of person who thinks this sort of thing sounds fun????

In all the pictures, the people are smiling. Can't be that bad!


Melissa said…
We have what is called a mud run back home that I've done 2x. It doesn't involve biking, just 4 miles of running and obstacles in the mud. It was great. Yes you are muddy from head to toe when you are done, but OMG!! The fun. We had to duck tape our shoes to our feet so that they would stay on. I would love to do this, but I think it's like $150. It's the best mud bath that you could get!! ha ha Aren't mud baths good for the skin?
Oz Runner said…
sounds like a lot of fun...if it involves mud, my two boys would love it...
MCM Mama said…
That certainly looks interesting! My kids would love that.
Bethany said…
Ok, that looks like so much fun!!! I say "Go for it!"
Jules said…
I think those people are all laughing b/c they have gone insane while on the course. LOL, j/k

Looks fun! And dirty!
oh my gosh... I totally want to do that. How fun....
Oh, I think that looks like lots of fun!! I hope you do it!