Rugged Maniac 5k

Wahoo!! I had an absolute blast participating in the Rugged Maniac 5K with Anne and Heather today!

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Rugged Maniac is not just any old running event. It combines rugged terrain with obstacles. It was insane and awesome at the same time.

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It was a tad cold at the start of the race. I’m starting to think that I bring cold weather everywhere that I travel.

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Goal for the day: Run like crazy, try not to die.

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As Murphy always says: “Dirt don’t hurt.”

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Fire jump!

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It might not look it, but this wall was super tall, scary, and slippery! We needed this guy’s help to get over it.

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The grand finale of the race was a massive water slide!

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Weeee!

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Surprisingly, the water felt ‘clean’ after being covered head-to-toe in mud.

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So fun!!! I’m already thinking about registered for the Rugged Maniac in Massachusetts in September!

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After the race, Anne, Heather, and I rinsed off (via hose), changed into clean clothes, and disgarded our race clothes (sneakers included), which were not salvageable. Then, we headed over to the beer garden to enjoy a celebratory post race beer. Harpoon was the sponsor!

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BEST RACE EVER!!!

140 Comments

  1. OMG this looks like the most fun EVER in a race!!!! If my back could handle it I’d SO be there… or at one of them! LOL THAT is a big kids fun day out my friend!
    Glad you enjoyed!
    What a fun way to “keep in shape”!!!!!

  2. That looks super fun, we have one up in my neck of the woods too.. .just heard about it last year I need to look into the date of this tears race because it looks awesome just like your race!

  3. I ran the Rugged Maniac too! Wish I would have seen y’all there-I love all of your blogs!! Just posted the recap on mine too 🙂

  4. I have been dying to do one of these races – and your post confirms that it would be AMAZING! I think I’m going to have to sign up for the Massachusetts race this year!!

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