I had some fun things planned this weekend including the Dirty Girl Mud Run. This weekend had perfect weather, so I’m glad I had outdoor events planned although I got sunburned yesterday! Ouch!
The Dirty Girl Mud Run took place bright and early on Saturday. Even though I didn’t know anyone in real life running the Dirty Girl, I had met a few people during the FitFluential/Dirty Girl Twitter chat, so I met up with them. It involved one of those awkward, first-time-meeting-and-I-think-that’s-you-from-your-Twitter-photo moments ;o) That ended immediately and we had a great time! Parking and registration were a breeze at 7:15am. Check out the awesome swag from the race:
|I think the shirts for this race are so cute!|
I dropped off my bag, checked out the vendors (where I won an awesome cowbell by the way), chatted with a work buddy and his family, and people watched at the start line. The Dirty Girl is a great place to people watch, as the ladies had some pretty cool costumes. I wish I had photos, but I checked my camera with my bag. Usually I run with a fanny pack to put my phone, camera, chapstick, etc in, but I didn’t want to take any chances after the Run For You Lives Zombie 5K incident!
|Clean and at the Start line!|
After we were as fresh and as clean, clean as we were going to be, we put our stuff away and headed out in search of food and refreshments. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any! We saw a vendor giving away Busch beers, but we were in search of our complimentary cosmos as well as some food – we were starving! We never found any, so we headed off to Einstein’s (not the bagel place) in Midtown for some yummy food. That would be my second suggestion to the Dirty Girl team – larger signs/more obvious stations. I wasn’t too disappointed though because I had some yummy chocolate milk, blueberry oatmeal with cinnamon and some multi-grain toast at the restaurant. Delish! It was so great to meet you Colleen, Kristin and Karen! I had a blast running with you and chatting over breakfast post-run!
|I did get some photos at the last obstacle in front of the Finish line. I guess one group started crawling through the mud, so everyone else thought that is what you were supposed to do. It was fun to watch!|
My one suggestion for Dirty Girl participants – sign up for the earlier waves. Parking and registration were getting a little crowded even by 9am! I heard on Twitter that the line for bag check was over an hour long around the afternoon waves. It makes sense since those were the waves that sold out in Atlanta. So skip some sleep and run early because you can always nap later!
Also, I would like to thank FitFluential and Dirty Girl for this awesome experience since I won free entry into this race during the Twitter chat. I will definitely be participating in next year’s race as well! It was a blast!