“Me? A mud run? Never! Why would I want to run a whole 5K through some mud?”
Those were the exact words I said about 2 years ago when a friend of mine mentioned she’d be interested in doing a mud run and suggested I do it with her. But as I progressed as a runner by participating in different races and events, it dawned on me that maybe my friend was on to something. That there was lots more out there besides just running, getting a medal, a cool t-shirt and some Gatorade.
Now, if I was going to do a mud run, I wanted to choose wisely. And sometimes that can be a little hard considering some of the pictures and slogans I’d seen for some of them. I’ll admit, I was still a bit on the “oh hell no” side. But along comes the “Dirty Girl” Mud Run and I was instantly intrigued.
Fitfluential asked us ambassadors a few months ago who’d be interested in doing a mud run called the “Dirty Girl” and since I’d promised myself I’d stop being scared to do things and just go for it, I raised my hand. I’ll be completing my first mud run with Dirty Girl this Saturday, May 12 in Indianapolis at Live Nation’s Klipsch Music Center. After I checked out the website, I was SOLD!
Three reasons why:
1) First of all, it’s a women-only event so I don’t have to worry about getting elbowed in the teeth by some big, burly dude. To me, a race or event like this is always more relaxing and fun when I know I can let loose and be myself.
2) Second, women of all athletic and fitness abilities are able to do it because the obstacles are designed to be challenging but manageable. If I had to scale a 20-foot wall, soaked in mud and full of splinters, I’m pretty sure I’d have to pass on the this race. But, Go Dirty Girl isn’t like that at all. I like that it’s geared toward being non-intimidating and just plain fun.
3) Third, and probably the best reason why this race is so awesome: a portion of the proceeds from Dirty Girl registration fees are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This cause and disease definitely hit home for me and I’m so glad it’s going to such a great cause. As an added bonus, if you are a breast cancer survivor, you can register for free. That is just awesome.
AND…on top of all that… In order to make my trip down to Indianapolis from Chicago a lot more fun, Chevy is giving me their all-new Sonic to make my road trip the most awesome ever. Chevy’s tagline for the Sonic is “Let’s Do This” – that is just perfect for this adventure I’m about to take into mud run territory. My first mud run? Let’s do this!
Oh and for all of my Chicago folks, there’s a Dirty Girl mud run coming in June and July! Check it out here!
FTC Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.