Charla and I got there around nine. Just in time, too. We were one of the last ones to get "close" parking. That was a blessing after the race. No major lines anywhere, which was nice. We checked in pretty quickly and got our numbers. I was 5419. A nice number. Then, we got some "free" swag. Got a Dirty Girl t-shirt, and two necklaces. Not bad. Not bad at all. As Charla and I were pinning on numbers, and talking to someone Charla knew, Jaci and her awesome self showed up. Which means, I can begin with the photos.
So, this is us, before we got all muddy and gross. Obligatory photo with the Dirty Girl entrance way. So, we put our stuff away and start looking for our other teammate, Kim.
Ah ha! We found her and her husband, so the even more ridiclious pictures are taken. GO TEAM TACO KICKERS. We'll put a thunk in your junk.
Getting excited and getting ready to go!
AND WE'RE OFF...we skipped across the start line. Because we're frickin' awesome.
Over the first obstacle! This picture is fabulous and sad all at the same time. One, is because it looks like I'm going to kick Charla in the head. The sad part is, this is the last we'll see of Kim. She did some fabulous ninja moves on the way down, and unfortunately severely injured her ankle. It was the size of the grapefruit when she told us to go on without her.
So on we ran! To the next obstacle. Mud pit #1.
Yes, I basically just belly flopped into the mud pit. This is one of my favorite pictures.
From here, we went through a few other obstacles. One was what I call "Mission Impossible." It's like dodging a bunch of lasers, but instead of lasers they were bungie cords. Kinda fun. Then, we walked up a hill, and sloshed through a waist deep mud pit. Washed our mud laden shoes off, only for a bit. Then, the next obstacle was one of my favorites. It was a giant SLIDE. It was so much fun. I wanted to do it again and again. But, instead I carried on.
And then guess what!
And here is a fantastic picture of me on top of something, ringing a bell. Such triumph on my face.
And this would be Charla and me dancing across the finish line.
WE DID IT. WE SURVIVED.
Makes us qualified badasses. See our badassery?
This event was seriously amazing. I would do it again, if I ever got the opportunity. Not to mention, the weather was perfect. It was 85º, slightly overcast with a bit of breeze. Not miserable at all. I'd highly recommend doing this event to any woman.
Also, I'd like to thank Charla for not leaving me behind and keeping at my pace. She's the runner, and I'm so not.
AND extra extra special thanks to Jaci and Jaci Greggs Photography for being our race photographer. You are amazing and I will never be able to thank you enough!