Monday, November 14, 2011

The Toughest Event on the Planet

So they claim!!




This weekend, past, Chris and his friends participated in the Tough Mudder. A long, wet, muddy obstacle race! They loved it! It is like a little boys, ahem, I mean big boys dream.




These first two shots are shortly after they had gone through the starting obstacles....wet freezing cold giant mud puddles.




The kids were all so excited to see everything they could and to cheer on the daddies. Good thing my friend, the other mom, was thinking and brought them things to make signs with, because shortly after this shot we saw them coming....




...filthy dirty from head to toe, in ears and across teeth, and everywhere else imaginable. Bumped, bruised and bleeding!
They say their feet have never been softer after running with shoes full of wet sand all day.





At the finish of the race they were given a beer and a headband to prove that they had done it. Delilah is modeling it quite nicely, and no we might have shared the headband with her but their is no Dos Equis for dos babies.




And the clothes, well they really will never be the same.




Hooray Chris, you did it. Months of planning and training are over. We are so proud of you, tough mudder!!!


Leslie

8 comments:

angela said...

Cool! There is an event around here mid summer - called the Viking run or something like that. Muddy fun. Great Job Chris!

T.J. said...

This would be right up Champ's alley! We used to do a mud run at Slippery Rock U. each year and it was a blast (and muddy!).

Colleen said...

And you said yes... Go you.
:)

randi said...

looks fun!

my hubs did one of these last year, and he somehow talked me into doing one next summer. not sure how that happened...:)

Kristin said...

That so great! My older brother did that race this year too and loved it!

Elle said...

I know a couple of Marines who did one of those races, and it sounded like complete insanity to me! But they "loved" it, though I'd guess that perhaps half the fun is being able to tell people they did this crazy thing and survived! Love the headband model! :)

jhopes70 said...

really nice thanks for the sharing it...

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Brown Family Blog said...

That is awesome!! Congrats Chris!

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