Well, off to Richmond I went a few weeks ago for a little bit of mud. Scratch that, a whole hell of a lot of mud! My brother convinced me to sign up months ago for the Rugged Maniac 5K, and it was crazy, fun and a bit rough as well. I'm sure you've heard of them many of times, but this was my first time. It was insane with the water, mud, and obstacles that took you through underground tunnels, climbing walls, rope swings and way more than I can remember. I'm still shocked that more people don't get hurt on these things. Lord knows I walked away with some bruises…and yes, I'm actually going to show you them. Be prepared to be grossed out! Of course I thought I was in pretty good shape with my Warrior course I've been taking 4 nights a week for the past 4 months, but oh what a reality check I had. Of course I'm determined to go back next year and kick butt a little harder. However, out of all 25 obstacles, I didn't skip one. You had an option to go around any that weren't suitable for your experience or physical fitness, but I didn't skip one. That's right, high five this way!
Rob and I arrived in Richmond the evening before, which gave us time to see one of my best friends. Dinner and drinks out with her and her husband was a perfect start to the weekend. Moira, next time you'll be at the start line with me the following morning. :)
We've had nothing but rain for the past few weeks, months, years…I don't even know how long it's been, but that day the sun was out and the temps were perfect. We're to the far left…my green shorts stand out. That's another thing, next year I'm wearing all black!
Crashed and burned right at the end of this obstacle.
Thanks for a great race, Scotty! Bring on Rugged Maniac 2017!