Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'M OFFICIALLY A DIRTY GIRL



Get your mind out of the gutter.  We are talking Mud Runs!  The first step to being a Dirty Girl is to register for the Dirty Girl Mud Run.  Sometimes I have to step back and ask myself the age old question, who the heck am I?  There was a time in my life that even a little bit of sweating was on the low list of priorities.  Anything that involved getting smelly or dirty was not appealing to me.  I was a girly girl, all makeup, short skirts, and heels.  Who would have thought as I moved into my late (gasp) thirties that I would fall in love with sweating, would often live in workout clothes, forgo make-up, and that things like a mud run would not only entice me, but excite me?  I like this person that I have become.  That prissy girl can stay back there in my 20's.  This is much more fun!

I registered for the Dirty Girl Mud Run and Obstacle Course in Cedar Hill, TX (near Dallas, TX).  This is my very first mud run and I am super nervous and excited.  It is a 5K course with 11 challenging obstacles through the mud. 

Things I LOVE about the Dirty Girl Mud Run:


1.  It is women only.  No boys kicking mud in your face as they pass you you pass them on the course.  It's OK to run like a girl. 
2.  It is not timed.  No pressure!  Pure fun!
3.  The obstacles have detours.  If you simply can't get get through/over an obstacle, you can keep moving forward by taking a detour.  This is another pressure reliever.  I hope I don't have to take any detours, but it is comforting to know I have the option.
4. A portion of the registration fees go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.   Their goal for 2012 is to raise $250,000 for the foundation.  Get dirty for a good cause.
5.  Free mud and glory for cancer survivors.  From the website "To honor and celebrate all those who have fought and won the battle against cancer, Dirty Girl Mud Run reserves 250 complimentary entry slots for survivors. No fine print. No strings attached. Just click the link to the left of the event nearest you and sign up for the funniest, muddiest, most awesome day of your life."
6. Beer.


Dirty Girl Mud Runs are happening all over the county, dates are scheduled already up to December 2013.   Check it out here to see if your town made the list. 

Important Links:


Dirty Girl Mud Run and Obstacle Course
Event Schedule.  Is your city on the list?
Register nationwide
Register Dallas (Cedar Hill State Park). If you live in the Dallas area and want to join the Running for Dummies team, just choose the team name "Running for Dummies" when you register. 
Follow Dirty Girl Mud Run on Facebook
Follow Dirty Girl Mud Run on Twitter

OK, doesn't this sound like fun?  Who is with me?  Anyone have any tips for a mud run virgin like me?

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Lea

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8 comments :

  1. That sounds so fun!!! I'd love to do one of those!

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  2. I'm doing the dirty girl in Phoenix in November! You'll have to let me know how it goes.

    I did my first mud run this past weekend (The ToroLoco 10k challenge!) and loved it! Wear as little clothing as possible and not cotton (I was told that and am so glad I listened!). You can read my full thoughts on the mud run over at healthyacademic.blogspot.com :)

    Above all, HAVE FUN!! SPA and GGS love.

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    1. awesome! Yours looked like so much fun! Thanks for the tips!

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  3. Yay, they are having one in Seattle but not until May 2013. I am so in!

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  4. yayayayaayayayayaay! ahhhhhh! I just saw they are coming to Philly 2 days before my birthdayyyyy! I gotta sign up! thankssss!

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  5. I did the Dirty Girl in June in Illinois and I can tell you its the most fun I have EVER had!!! Wearing a lot will weigh you down so I suggest a good comfy pair of running/bike shorts a really good sports bra and a light tank or tee. You will get plenty of "war wounds" like scratches and such but well worth it when you cross the finish! Have a blast and make sure you get really dirty!!

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  6. Doing the Dirty Girl, Seattle May 2013

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