Who knew that mud runs could be this much fun! I felt like a kid again. Little banged up and sore but wow I would do that again and plan to soon! Even the cool temps in the 40’s and a super muddy course could not put a damper on the run. I wasn’t amped about jumping in some cold rainy mud but boy was I wrong.
Race recap. The rain did letup before the race. So glad that we were able to complete the run without a complete rainout. Started out jogging around kind of wondering what was around the next corner. I had purchased some $10 shoes from Walmart for the run that was my first mistake. They were like plastic ice skates on the course. I knew I was in trouble once we hit some serious mud and it was like uh oh. I wasn’t the only one sliding – it was pretty nasty out there. We got around the course pretty good and I was jogging where I could when we hit the first real serious obstacle. The creek! It was about waist deep. I looked at the creek, took a big leap of faith and jumped in. I took a step and boom – fell in up to my neck. Tried to stand up and fell in again. I stood up saw a dude with a Gator and yelled “I’m done take me back!!!! “. Man – soaking wet and cold I was not ready for that at all. Dragged myself out of the creek and head to the next obstacle. Three hills with some serious mud in between each hill. JP yells “You got to keep grinding!” I took a couple steps and found out it was knee deep super sticky good old NC red clay muck. I fell to my hands looked over and saw Kristen Barker crawling out of the mud to the first hill. I followed her lead and started crawling on my hands and knees as well. Got to the top of the hill, I looked down and I was covered in thick sticky mud. Now I was cold, wet and muddy.
Finally got past the mud hole obstacle and started jogging again. I hear Michael Fortson yell “You got this Jeff, this is a piece of cake”. I yelled back “This is the worst cake I have ever had”. There we so many obstacles from balance beams, tire carries, teeter tooter, mud slides, man you name it. I was tired and excited at the same time. We finally jumped the fire and made it up to the slide to end the race. I was so happy I made it to the finish in one piece. Some bumps and bruises but I not too bad for a big man. After all that I think Michael was right when he said it was a cake. I think I will have another slice. Much love to the crew that was able to make it for the run. I still love the ones that couldn’t bet there, you missed one heck of a run.
We doing another run and if I can do it I know you can. We will get some plans together for Rozay Mud Run 2.0 – trust me you will want to taste this cake.