Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mud Run Extravaganza

(THE COURSE!!!)

The LONG-awaited "World Famous Mud Run" at Camp Pendleton, in Oceanside, finally happened! I'd been looking foward to this since December. And it sure didn't let me down! This was seriously, the most fun and awesome run I've ever done. I don't know if I would ever want to do another 10K that wasn't just like this one! Full of obstacles and PEOPLE. Although completely exhausting, both mentally and physically, I never would look back on this and regret it. It was SOO fun!!! Anybody who hasn't done this, runner or

not, just needs to buckle down and DO IT! I have never in my life been a long-distance runner of any sort. In fact, I was a sprinter all through high school. I never thought I would run and actually like it, at that! So, if you want to get into it the best way is to give yourself motivation and just register. It really got my butt kicked into gear!!

Stephen and the girls were there supporting my every stretch and my every step. It was fun waking them up at 5:50am and throwing them in the car. They were actually quite the little troopers! They had a blast playing in the little playground provided in the event area. They got to get themselves completely filthy in the sand...in their pajamas even!



(middle picture) Our fab running friends: (from left) Christy (Stephen's lil sis), Matt (Stephen's big bro), Katie (S's big sis), Cari (my BFF), ME, Jack (my dad!) and Mark (my neighbor!). We had a very fun running group. For the first 1/2 mile we ran/walked together. It was so crowded for a while that we hardly got to run. Condensing all those people into a medium pathway was fun! My dad was cracking me up during the race, as well as everyone else. When it came time for the mud walls (with watery mud on either side), he was diving in the mud and swimming. Everyone must've thought he was crazy, but we all cracked up anyway. SOO glad he came!!


(pic below that pic) Me coming through the home stretch with a run time of 1:26:39!!! I hope to do LOTS better next year! (kind of in the middle, blue top, black shorts) MAN was I tired!!



So glad that we all ran this 10K! There's truly nothin' like it...and I FULLY plan on doing it every year!! Good job to my awesome family and friends who ran it with me!!

21 comments:

Robin Baker said...

Yeah, we did it! I can NOT believe your whole family went that early - that is amazing! I had so much fun and can't wait for next year - good job girl!

mistyb said...

that's awesome and it looks like you guys had a blast! Great job!!

Mike and Amie said...

You go girl! SO PROUD OF YOU!

Carrie said...

That looks like a lot of fun!! I am glad you signed up and did it...WAY TO GO!!

Lenna said...

Dear Brooke,
Let's pretend we live in the same state and you can tell me about this run. Let's also pretend that I could run it with you and the gang next year and I'll give your dad a run for his money in the crazy-swimming-in-the-mud department.

Looks like you had an awesome time. Great photos.

My email is lenna_p@yahoo.com

The Stokes Family said...

whoo hoo! wow I am impressed! Great Job!

Ps - I love the girls' matching quilts -- hee hee - who made the cute pink one? (Hope?) Very cute together!

Katie said...

LOVED IT!!!! Can't wait til next time! :)

shay said...

I am thoroughly impressed. You actually have me thinking...and I'm not even a runner. You look fantastic by the way.

Tiffany said...

GREAT JOB! You are amazing!

Michele said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm joining you next time.

Sarah said...

Wow, you are so BRAVE!!! That looked like such a fun MESS!

Nathan & Kina said...

Oh brookie, you're still as nuts as ever!! Great job though, that's a wonderful feat! When I grow up I wanna be just like brooke! :) Love ya girl! great job again! I will call you soon!

The Rowe Family said...

You look awesome, brooke!! I will DEFINITELY be joining you next year!!!!!

Ken and Cari said...

It was so awesome!! I'm so proud of us!! We definitely need to make that an annual thing!!!

queenieweenie said...

you ROCK! And...you're lookin' good girl!

Hazen5 said...

I am in next year! Keep me informed. You go girl!!!

Jessica said...

If I wasn't coming in July I totally would have done the run with you. Maybe next year? Hey you should come do the Sedona Marathon, you can do a 5K, 10K or the whole marathon. They do it in Feb. and it is so beautiful down there. anyway. See you soon!

The Andrews said...

Way to go Brooke count me in for next year!

Matt, Kris & Allie said...

You're awesome! It looks so fun too!

Marcie said...

I did the mud run in college and loved it! I would love to do it again.

Colleen said...

Congratulations!!! Looks like fun. Maybe some year we will be around for it:)