Last year my sister and I both mucked it up in our first mud run, Rugged Maniac. Since then, we've both been hooked on getting grubby. Over the past year, we have gotten down and dirty in four of these 5ks, scaling cargo nets, forging rivers, crawling through mud under barbed wire, and leaping over fire. We typically finish with enough mud in our shorts and shoes to bury the competition...of course I run pretty slow, so my competition is pretty minimal by the end of it. Really, I'm just there for the food (in the case of last race with the giant turkey leg).
But more than the food, it's a great way to add a bit of spice and excitement to any 5k, burn more calories, and feel like one strong BAMF by the end of it! Wanna get dirty? Be sure to check out a mud run near you!